"I like Miles idea. I would like to access all the information i need for class from one place, like these laptops. It would be much easier. Teachers wouldn't get the many excuses they hear day to day such as "I forgot my book",…"
So for the first 6 pages or so, I skimmed it because none of it was about marine biology. But then I realized that it's about the corals and their danger. It made me sad to see how badly overpopulated Jakarta was/is, and every time I hear something about the destruction of nature because of human carelessness makes me mad. It makes me mad how people can't comprehend that they just destroyed a million-year-old animals and not it's not there any more. Ugh.See More
Once I looked at the quote at the beginning of the chapter, I knew the chapter was going to be about turtles. It made me happy.I feel like the sea turtle is the type of animal that we would know a lot about, rather than being "an enigma to biologists." But apparently there's a "lost year(s)" and that's so weird. It's also interesting how sea turtles avoid bright lights. It makes sense though, because if it's in the light it's visible to other predators. I feel that the turtle get lost in their…See More
That William Shakespeare passage at the beginning of the chapter really caught my attention: "Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones." I find it eerily true... (What a world we live in!) And the way the author described the fossilized "Bolca fishes" as being "like flowers carefully pressed and dried between the pages of a book" is just beautiful! He uses so much detail, giving us insight into how well preserved these creatures must be. The author is always so good at…See More
I searched up pictures of the Bolca fishes and holy crap. The fishes are so well-preserved and you can see every tiny bone in their body. The details on their dorsal fins are so defined, it looks like someone carved it out. The fact that "there is little difference between this fossil snapshot and a real one of coral reef fishes today" is incredibly cool. Considering the Bolca fishes were around about 50 million years ago, it's hard to believe that there's little indifference. Normally we would…See More
"Nature has an amazing way of making things work! Yes, there are a lot of obstacles to overcome to finally reach that egg that needs to be fertilized!
You will also have the chance to check out the mangroves up close and…"
6: This chapter was about the sea-grass meadow and how they benefit the coral reefs. When the author was talking about the Thalassia "marching into the sea," of course I automatically imagined them walking in and out of the sea. It took me a while to imagine them, over years of time, slowly making their way to land. I think it's really cool how in the afternoon the blades release so much oxygen that they swell up to the size of fingers. Imagine if humans did that.Then it started talking about…See More
"It is very cool to see the connections between classes happening for you. That is something that far too often happens just "accidentally" in K-12 education. Taking two biology classes simultaneously helps, but continue to keep your eyes…"
Outbreaks of salmon louse during smolt migration reduce the survival rate of the smolt and mean that salmon spend longer at sea before returning to spawn. The mortality rate among migrating smolt as a result of salmon louse corresponds to previous findings both abroad and in Norway, including over a longer time period in the Daleelva.
Researchers have achieved surprising results by exploiting nature's own ability to clean up after oil spills. Scientists know that marine bacteria can assist in cleaning up after oil spills. What is surprising is that given the right kind of encouragement, they can be even more effective.
The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated Earth's oceans -- contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen triggered their development. New research contests the long held belief that oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans was a pre-requisite for the evolution of complex life forms. The study builds on the recent work of scientists in Denmark who found that sponges -- the first animals to evolve -- require only small amounts of oxygen.
Fisheries that rely on short life species, such as shrimp or sardine, have been more affected by climate change, because this phenomenon affects chlorophyll production, which is vital for phytoplankton, the main food for both species.
Crop residue and forests are burnt in many tropical countries to clear land for agriculture. In Indonesia, annual biomass burning activities cause a widespread smoke-haze phenomenon that affects human health, quality of life and incomes locally and in neighboring countries. While the impacts of these large-scale burning on terrestrial and atmospheric habitats are immediate and obvious, little is known about how adjacent coastal ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass and mangroves are affected.