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Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Investigating How Pollution Alters Biodiversity of Organisms Based on Distance From Airport
Erin Miller, Samantha Tedesco
Mineola High School, Nassau
Ellen McGlade-McCulloh


The aim of the project is to a see if there is difference in the biodiversity of organisms from two sites where one is closer to an airport and the other is further away. The Glen Cove and Worlds Fair Marina were decided on from the first year this project started. After the organisms are collected, they will be split up into separate tubes and the data will be analyzed and made into gel samples to obtain the DNA Sequences, in order to figure out what species each sample is. Although there are many pollutants in all bodies of water, only pollutants from airports will be specifically noted. The World's Fair Marina is inferred to have more airplane fuels and cause less biodiversity of that of the Glen Cove Marina. Due to the past year collections and isolation of the organisms being ineffective, the planning of this year was more efficient with an earlier collection. The later collection from last year interfered with the results due to the cold weather, and this multi year project consi


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