Olivia Sasso Shellfish Filtration Experiment
Shellfish Filtration Rates <ul><li>We wanted to find out 2 things about local shellfish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which shellf...
Getting Started <ul><li>Location:  Mt Sinai Harbor (Low tide) </li></ul><ul><li>Field work:  Collect shellfish and algae r...
Setting Up The Experiment <ul><li>Chose location with good natural light for comparing water clarity (white background) </...
20 Minutes <ul><li>Mussels are already feeding and the water clarity in the Mussel tank is twice as good as any other </li...
40 Minutes <ul><li>Mussels Continue to feed and are very quickly filtering the water </li></ul>Mussel open & Feeding
60 Minutes <ul><li>Water in the Mussel tank looks perfectly clear  </li></ul><ul><li>Oysters appear open but water clarity...
1 Hour 20 Minutes <ul><li>Mussels are already feeding and the water clarity in the Mussel tank is twice as good as any oth...
2 Hours <ul><li>Soft shell clam is open and feeding. Water clarity in this tank is improving </li></ul>
2 Hours 30 Minutes <ul><li>Soft shell Clam water clarity continues to improve </li></ul>
3 Hours 30 Minutes <ul><li>Soft Shell Clam is completely clear </li></ul><ul><li>Hard shell Clam water clarity is improvin...
5 Hours- End Experiment <ul><li>Mussels and Soft Shell Clam tanks are completely clean of algae </li></ul><ul><li>Hard she...
Shellfish Feeding How Shellfish Feed
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  1. 1. Olivia Sasso Shellfish Filtration Experiment
  2. 2. Shellfish Filtration Rates <ul><li>We wanted to find out 2 things about local shellfish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which shellfish filtered and clean water the fastest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which shellfish clean and filter water the best </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The shellfish we chose to compare were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mussels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oysters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard Shell Clam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soft Shell Clam </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Getting Started <ul><li>Location: Mt Sinai Harbor (Low tide) </li></ul><ul><li>Field work: Collect shellfish and algae rich seawater (algae is the primary food for filter feeding shellfish) </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Digging for clams and collecting Oysters and mussels </li></ul><ul><li>Used an absorbent rag to wipe down and collect algae from tidal flats then rung out into bucket </li></ul>
  4. 4. Setting Up The Experiment <ul><li>Chose location with good natural light for comparing water clarity (white background) </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed algae rich seawater for consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Placed 6 cups of seawater/Algae mixture into each tank </li></ul>4. Placed shellfish of equal mass into each tank 5. Left one tank empty as control for comparison 6. Compare the clarity of water in each tank to the control tank at regular intervals to Judge filtration rate and effectiveness
  5. 5. 20 Minutes <ul><li>Mussels are already feeding and the water clarity in the Mussel tank is twice as good as any other </li></ul><ul><li>The other shellfish are not open and not feeding </li></ul>
  6. 6. 40 Minutes <ul><li>Mussels Continue to feed and are very quickly filtering the water </li></ul>Mussel open & Feeding
  7. 7. 60 Minutes <ul><li>Water in the Mussel tank looks perfectly clear </li></ul><ul><li>Oysters appear open but water clarity has not changed in their tank </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1 Hour 20 Minutes <ul><li>Mussels are already feeding and the water clarity in the Mussel tank is twice as good as any other </li></ul><ul><li>The other shellfish are not open and not feeding </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2 Hours <ul><li>Soft shell clam is open and feeding. Water clarity in this tank is improving </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2 Hours 30 Minutes <ul><li>Soft shell Clam water clarity continues to improve </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3 Hours 30 Minutes <ul><li>Soft Shell Clam is completely clear </li></ul><ul><li>Hard shell Clam water clarity is improving </li></ul><ul><li>Oysters water clarity is improving </li></ul>
  12. 12. 5 Hours- End Experiment <ul><li>Mussels and Soft Shell Clam tanks are completely clean of algae </li></ul><ul><li>Hard shell Clam has significant improvement in water clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Oysters show only the slightest improvement when compared to control tank </li></ul>
  13. 13. Shellfish Feeding How Shellfish Feed
  14. 14. Findings

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