Barcode Long Island Team Team 5
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2019-20
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

Crazy Critters in the Peconic River
Students:
Luke Thorley, Aidan McDonald, Ethan Rodrigues
School:
Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School, Suffolk
Mentors:
Robert Bolen

Abstract:

We have collected 20 samples of leeches, dragonfly larvae, and other aquatic invertebrates. that resemble amphipods and copepods. Through DNA barcoding we aspire to: ● identify unknown species within the Peconic River ● determine if any of these are invasive ● research and determine if any of the species cause disease within the river ● compare the identification of species we collected this year to the species collected in the last five years

Poster:

Team samples: