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Alabama Water Watch
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AWFF staff participated in the August 2011 macroinvertebrate training.

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A "D" net is used to find invetebrates in deep water as well as shallow water.

The Alabama Water Watch training included sampling invertebrates in Saugahatchee Creek. 

Kick nets are a great way to find invertebrates.
 
Alabama Water Watch
volunteers look for aquatic macroinvertebrates in Saugahatchee Creek.

Two hellgrammites are in the lower right part of this tray.

The best habitat for invertebrates is complex and stable. It includes rocks and woody debris.
 
Riffle areas with stable gravel can be productive for invertebrates.

Saugahatchee Creek
Bedrock is common along the Fall Line of Alabama, but it can be difficult to sample for invertebrates and fish.

Saugahatchee Creek
A combination of pools, riffles and overhead canopy makes for some good habitat for minnows, darters and small sunfish.

Thanks for the great fun!
Mr. Doug Darr
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
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