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Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


The biodiversity of aquatic Invertebrates in Bayside marina and Fort Totten Park
Seoyeong Lee, Seohee Lee, Gabriella Ng
Francis Lewis High School, Queens
Jessica Cohen


Water pollution has become increasingly common in many waterways where people use lakes, rivers, and coastlines for transportation, industrial uses, recreational uses, and more. Algae are detrimental to many organisms, including livestock and humans since they release toxins and can cause anoxia. This is a huge factor in the decrease of aquatic biodiversity. The purpose of this experiment is to test whether the prevalence of water pollution affects the biodiversity of aquatic invertebrates in the Bayside waterways. Samples will be collected from the Bayside Marina and Fort Totten. Since Bayside Marina allows residents to dock boats and fish and it is located beside a highway, the biodiversity of marine invertebrates near the Bayside Marina may be affected by water pollution. The samples of aquatic invertebrates from Fort Totten, an area with no docking or mooring, will be collected as well to be compared to those from Bayside Marina to see if water pollution has an impact. The aquatic


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