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Ten days later...primary productivity (#algae) and #macroinvertebrates (bugs) re-colonizing a freshly constructed channel. #firsttheplantsthenthebugsthenthefishthenthewolf#roundriverdesign#watershedscienceanddesign
"Tiny floating plants, called algae, live in lakes, wetlands, and ponds. Individual algae are virtually invisible, but when they congregate, they turn into the green 'slime' on stream rocks. Algae are important because they produce oxygen, provide food for themselves (photosynthesis) as well as food for larger aquatic (water living) animals. Found in the world's streams, lakes and oceans, algae produce more oxygen than all the rainforests of the world combined." Text from: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/nature/algae.htm
New blog post at ugacostaricablog.com/2017/03/28/a-comprehensive-sample-of-the-streams/
We found this little guy under a rock in oak creek last week. It's called a water scorpion. They are certainly shaped like scorpions. I don't think they are venomous though. They are an indication of relative water health. Another find for @mountainmomtots March Challenge!