High School Zoology Students Create Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecosystems
Fall Semester Study Creates Representation of Area Freshwater Environments
Students from Mr. Shannon’s Zoology classes started the process of designing a variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems for study during the fall semester.
Various freshwater fish, such as Comet Goldfish, Red Minnows, Neon Tetra, Silver Tip Tetra, Guppy, Corydoras Catfish, Gambusia, and Zebra Fish were all introduced to the ecosystems to establish a balanced and stable ecosystem quickly.
A variety of aquatic plants, such as Elodea, Sagittaria, Vasllisneria, and Ludwigia provide oxygen and cover for the variety of fish. Mussels and snails also round out the animal life for the first phase of development.
As each ecosystem begins to thrive, additional species will be added to create a very diverse representation of species found in local ponds, lakes, and streams.