BioBlitz! 2016

University of Oklahoma Biological Station on the north shore of Lake Texoma on September 30-October 2

BioBlitz! Oklahoma 2016 – By the Numbers


Total number of human attendees: 352
Minimum number of volunteer experts and administrative helpers: 39
Number of states represented: 3
Number of service dogs attending: 1
Estimated number of different schools, agencies, and organizations represented: 43
Number of mammal species found, including the house mouse that escaped during the fluorescent tracking activity: 12
Number of venomous snakes out of the 19 reptiles and amphibians: 2
Number of plant species inventoried, including 6 non-vascular plants: 163
Factor by which the number of fungi seen this year increased from last year: 2 (16 to 34)
Percentage of species found that were invertebrate animals: 71%
Number of symbiotic lichens found this year: 16
Number of birds seen or heard: 67
Number of birds caught during 2 hours of mist netting: 2
Number of bats caught during 2 hours of mist netting: 0
Number of unicellular species (Diatoms and Zooplankton) observed under the microscope: 47
Total number of fish species counted, including those that only were seen as skeletons: 20
Rate of species inventoried during the 24-hour period: 26.1 spp/hr
Percentage of attendees awake early enough to see the beautiful sunrise: 9%
Amount of cake eaten at the BioBlitz! celebration: 275 slices
Number of final questions asked during BioBlitz! Jeopardy due to challenge and ties: 3

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Species observed at BioBlitz! Oklahoma 2016







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Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 3.41.22 PMThe University of Oklahoma Biological Station is a remote campus of the University of Oklahoma, and a unit of the Department of Biology. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, research, and service for students and faculty of both the University and broader community. We provide educational opportunities to students through collegiate courses, research involvement, and outreach activities. We have a seven-decade history of research in biology and the environment that has contributed to a better understanding of our planet. Service activities at UOBS foster learning through activities for K-12 students and teachers, scientific conferences, student and faculty informal education, and more