Barcode Long Island Team Team 2: Aquatic Invertebrates
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Seasonal Variability of Macroinvertebrates in the waters of Brookside County Park, Sayville NY
Abby Breen, Kayleigh Hillery, Sara Stewart, Riley Wilson
Sayville High School, Suffolk
Anthony DeAngelis


Throughout the year as the seasons change, so does the environment along with it and along with the environment the life in those environments change as well. The importance of finding the diversity of aquatic invertebrates throughout the seasons of the year is to determine what the food chain could possibly look like for the larger living organisms in the areas such as fish and even ducks. Although the invertebrates don't die they do move a lot slower, possibly making it easier for fish or ducks to hunt for them and have food during the later fall and winter months. This research is also important because freshwater aquatic invertebrates also process and breakdown materials such as algae and leaves in the water making the water more clear and clean for the other organisms that live in it and drink/eat out of it.


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