"Although most species live in inshore and estuarine waters, 29 species spend their entire life cycles in freshwater. These species are found in disjunct tropical regions of South America (one species), Central Africa (three species) and Southeast…"
"The format we used was new to me, and in my opinion limited my thinking because I only focused on one of the boxes as opposed to three or more of them. As a result I feel that I didn’t make very keen inferences. If we continued using this…"
"When Mr. Nash explained what the picture represented I couldn’t believe that all of the oceans, rivers, and ponds all put together only amounted to that one little drop not even as big as the United States. The three drops made me think about…"
"I think that this response it remarkable. Almost all of the other responses talk about how they believe that water has disappeared. Your musings about the future and the end of the world really made me stop and think, we only know about 5% of the…"
"I agree with Megan when she says that "the ecologist breaking down the computer was realistic," because it shows how the current world believes that it can solve anything by putting information into a computer."
" Globe, with a blue pebble placed over the U.S. with an all black background. It’s a very detailed globe with physical features such as mountains visible by small ridges, similar to a physical map. There are slim red smudges at the…"
"The quote by Baba Dioum at the beginning of the chapter "In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." really tied in to what Osha Gray Davidson said…"
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…"
"'The Outer Strands' http://www.haikudeck.com/p/XzKNNCzUTA
My haiku deck is trying to represent how the ecosystems of a coral reef can be like a color wheel. Both are filled with diversity meaning that the types of colors and…"
In the past, I would have categorized myself pretty much as a hard-core-Darwin-loving-Greenpeace ecologist...let's save the environment by creating marine reserves, no-take zones, and sanctuaries. We'll limit fishing in most areas and give the living marine resources a chance to recover even if it takes decades. Why can't people see what they are doing to the environment and do something to stop it? A lot of my views have gotten a rude awakening recently...I think it's hard for many of us to…See More
Use the space below to reflect on our latest class session... and introduction to the ins & outs of coral reef formation.The slide set we used to facilitate our chat can be viewed here: (soon)In the space below, tell what connections you made to the information discussed on 11/23/2009. What new learning connected with you especially well? What "Aha!" moments did you have where something became clear?.See More
A new study argues that for fisheries policies to be effective they must take in to account not just fish stock conservation and environmental issues, but also research data on the patterns and dynamics of fish trade, markets and user consumption.
Coral reef fish species have proven invaluable for experimental testing of key concepts in social evolution and already have yielded insights about the ultimate reasons for female reproductive suppression, group living, and bidirectional sex change.
A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with 'scissor hand-like' claws in fossil records and has named it in honor of his favourite movie star. The 505-million-year-old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi, which is a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions, was named after the actor Johnny Depp for his starring role as Edward Scissorhands -- a movie about an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands.