Field Study Journal.Brooke West Day 1, April 2, 2010.Today is the day I’ve been waiting for. It’s the reason that I couldn’t sleep last night. Today I get to go to Florida on the Marnine Biology trip that I have heard was so amazing since my freshman year. My dad drove me to the mall to meet everyone at 4:30 in the morning. I road down my my new best friend for the trip and life Baleigh. Then we all passed through security after eating some dunkin donuts that Corvett’s mom brought for everyone.…See More
This is a collaborative group of three students working to create a set of content documents and teaching "conversations" for a ~15 minute on-boat lesson during the week long field study in the Florida Keys.
"I was gone the first class time so I missed out on the entire Atoll subject. However from reading what everyone else posted and from the recap that we had the class after, I feel like I have learned a lot about it. I agree with Paula and Corvette…"
I agree with Mr.Nash that was an awesome video! I watched it twice. :) This is so off topic that I probably shouldn't post it, but I'm going to anyway. When I was younger we had a pool and my friends and I would pretend that we were…"
"Hey Paula and Andrwew!
I wasn't there last class, so I think it's awesome I can learn the things you guys did from posting it to our Ning! I didn't know that Coral could only grow in certain types of temperature. I knew it needed to…"
When you brought up the Battle of Midway it makes me think of Mr. George, and how he is such an awesome teacher! (Paula didn't have him, so I don't know if her class went over the Battle of Midway as much as Mr. George did.) I…"
I totally forgot about the "Krug Park Lagoon"! I'm so happy that you brought that up, even if it is a different sort of thing. I still think that it is relevant in our world here in Missouri. ;)"
"Wow Lauren! That doesn't sound like fun at all to get a sharp seashell stuck in your foot and have to have it taken out on vacation! I'm sorry that happened to you! :( However, I'm happy that you still go back and that it hasn't…"
"Hey Kody! :)
I also didn't know that the ocean was broken into specific categories before class on Monday. I am pretty sure that the creatures probably get a new batch of water every 12 hours at high tide, so they shouldn't die in that…"
I liked your response a lot, I wan't sure what we were really susspose to respond to until I read what you guys had put so thanks! :) Also I had forgot about the fact that 90% of all living species live in the photic zone. So thanks…"
Living on Island TimeThe first couple of days were spent waiting on this and on that and it truly felt like a year had gone by. The first day was spent waking up early and driving to KCI airport where after about an hour or so of waiting we finally got on the plane that took us to Florida. I sat in the very back of the plane with Zach and McCabe and I learned a valuable lesson from Zach when you get your free drinks on the airplane "always ask for the can". The next morning we split into…See More
I woke up early and went to meet everyone at the library. Once we got our passports and tickets we all headed to the airport. We took a flight to Ft. Lauderdale. Once there we all we out to eat and I had a Mahi-Mahi sandwich and tried some oyster, steamed clam, and calamari. I think out of those 3 I will only have the calamari again. Then we got our rooms and got the information for the plane trip to Andros. We had the rest of the night to ourselves and I went swimming and hung out in some…See More
I have known that I wanted to this program for a long time now. My brother did it back in 2003. I saw how much fun he was having learning the fish and then going out on the sail boats and seeing them in person. I saw what he brought back from the trip and it all sounded like so much fun i just had to try and go. So here I am! I took the class and went on the trip.Day 1 I couldn't sleep, I had to be up at 4:30 in the morning so we could meet at the library and and be at the air port around 6:20…See More
Plane ride to Andros My group got here 2nd and right once we got to Forefar we ate lunch and then got in the water. I was ready to get right in and I saw so many fish. Shelby Mills and I went snorkeling together. The first fish we saw was a Beaugregory Juvenile. Then we saw a sea slug. It had orange and blue stripes going down its back. Then we also saw an adult Beaugregory. The next fish was a cocoa Damselfish. This fish has a blue color on top ends and a dark spot on the upper…See More
Where do I even begin? Or better rephrased, how do I start telling the tale of the most intriguing adventure I've ever gone on in my short 17 years of life? The most obvious answer would be to start with Day 1, which is only logical, but once you've started reading my account, I think you'll understand why I didn't know where to begin. Day 1- Friday, March 21st, Saint Joseph to Ft. Lauderdale Boy, I definitely wished I was a morning person that day. We met at a parking lot at East Hill's mall…See More
Everything about the Bahamas was pretty much perfect. The weather, the people, the lifestyle, the water, the air, the night sky, and the people. Did I say people twice? Heck yes I did because the people truly were some of the coolest people ever.They were some of the most down to earth and friendly people I have ever met. There was even a statue of a pair of hands shaking to really reinforce the fact that they were very friendly people.The first day that we spent on the island I played some…See More
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013Yesterday we arrived at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to begin our adventure miles from home. Around 12:30 PM, 7 of us loaded a small plane with a pilot named Eddie (I got to be co-pilot!) and we set flight over the ocean. The ocean is simply breathtaking and magnificent. Looking the 5,000 feet down to the shades of blue wasn't full of much to look at but I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I was looking for something to strike my eye, to jump out of the water...SOMETHING!…See More
"Although this chapter wasn't my favorite that I've read so far, I did learn some new and interesting things.. Like what Christmas tree worms are! And just how important sea grass is to the ocean. The reflection strategy that I used for…"
"I made my key note about how everything is part of one. It's kind of like the lion king to me. Everything has to do with something. Or it's some disney movie like that. I loved this chapter, I think it was my favorite so far. I love how he…"
"This book never fails to amaze me! I have always thought of a coral reef as being its own "island" because it is so diverse and strong by itself. However, Davidson very quickly points out that coral reefs are a small strand in a large…"
"Yet again, the seas continue to amaze me in their ability to support each other even when they get no appreciation. One thing in particular that I thought was simply spectacular about this chapter were the Thalassia and their development of mature…"
"Everything you write about in these discussion's are so creative and I really enjoy reading them. They are usually the first thing I read because it opens my mind about what I want to base mine off of. Great job! Also your Sci-poe last time was…"
"Okay, mine might seem boring because it is only talking about one thing. The Thalassia Testudinum a sea grass, but i found this story or part of this chapter really interesting. I thought it was beautiful how the 'parent' "bathes the…"
"Mangroves, sea grass, and coral reefs. I never would have thought that these things would be interconnected so deeply. A braid within a braid. This chapter talks about how these three components are all connected and what roles they play.
"I truly enjoy the intricacy of this shot. I love how when one looks closely many colors can be found within this single image. One of my all time favorite quotes is "Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you…"
A special kind of small sulfur-rich proteins, the metallothioneins, have an extraordinarily large capability for binding heavy metals. An international team of scientists has now discovered that the marine common periwinkle, which is widely considered a delicacy, contains the largest version of the protein found yet, with one additional cadmium-binding domain and a one-third higher detoxification capacity. This feature may help the snail survive in heavy-metal-polluted environments.