We wanted to make sure that the Goosefare Brook was healthy because the brook leads into the ocean which is a big tourist attraction and if the water is dirty, people going in the water could get sick. We went to three different places and tested the water, looked for macroinvertebrates, and counted biodiversity. All the water tested “good”. We found lots of macroinvertebrates in one place, not as many in another, and no macroinvertebrates in the last place. In one place we found a patch of phragmites with a biodiversity count of 4, in another place they found a small patch of phragmites with a biodiversity of 7, and in the last place they didn't find any phragmites they had a biodiversity count of 7+.
"Goosefare Brook is Cleaner than it was in 2013,"
Findings from the Field: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://findings.gmri.org/journal/vol1/iss1/6