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Monday, July 18, 2016

Middle Expedition Day 2

The scientists of the group observed the macro-invertebrates of the James River today. We were able collect various species by using a kicksein. We observed stoneflies, mayflies, water pennies, hellgramites, crayfish, leeches, and dragonfly larva. These macro-invertebrates were parts of all the group taxa, showing promising signs of a diverse ecosystem within the James.

Also today all the campers canoed around 18 miles on the James river. That trip took around 8 hours with a few stops here and there. As soon as we arrived on the campgrounds we took a wagon trip up to a mountain top and learned and viewed the York river. Here is a fact, the York river flows into the James at T shape unlike most rivers which flow at a Y angle.

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