December 21, 1872 HMS Challenger sets sail.
Day 1: December 25, 1872
We have stopped right outside of Portugal and the weather seems to be agreeable, a
strong wind blowing south to help with our trip, but it is bitterly cold. Pushing through, I used the
02.05 Crabby Crustaceans Activity
Unable to obtain real shrimp.
3. The colors of the shrimp are nude, dark brown, and orange.
4. The natural background this shrimp would have probably used would be sand and orange
coral if there was any around, but mostly
New Ways to Predict Hurricanes
1. Vasu Misra, associate professor of meteorology and co-director of the Florida Climate
Institute, and fourth-year doctoral student Michael Kozar are working together to form
the new complimentary system.
2. A different way
03.05 Tracking Sea Turtle Migration Activity
1. I believe that the sea turtle stayed close to the shoreline of Florida because she was trying
to mate with another loggerhead sea turtle.
2. After leaving the shore, the loggerhead turtle went to Cuba.
Name two types of sickness you can get from phytoplankton in Florida, and describe how you
can get them. What symptoms led to the diagnosis of our patients?
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP)
o Consumption of bivalve shellf
1. What are rocky shores? Found where the sea meets the land, intertidal area of
seacoasts where solid rock predominates
2. How are organisms on a rocky shore distributed?
3. What three types of bedrock are typically found in a rocky shore eco
Genus: Dreissena polymorpha
(United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Library)
How They Were Introduced
The Zebra Mussels
were introduced to the
Great Lakes region
about 20 years ago.
The Chesapeake Bay is important because it
provides a habitat from several thousand types of
species. This diversity of life in turn provides jobs
for the people who live long th
More parks- setting up more parks helps not only to protect
areas that contain problems that need to be restored, but it
also would bring in money whenever people come to see the
park to help save the marine animals.
About Galapagos Tortoises
Galapagos Tortoises date back to around 6 - 12
millions years ago
The Galapagos Tortoise is believed to be evolved
from another species on the island or traveled here
from the sea
The Tortoise is most closely r
Mouth forward with no teeth
Eats algae and gulper
Long; built for speed and can swim continuously for long
Tail crescent shaped; makes fish incredibly fast
Coloring deceiving; uses coloration as a trick
Which bottle did you select?
I selected the first, brown bottle
Refer to your plotted points on the map. What are the names of the major surface currents your bottle
The major currents my bottle followed was the South Equatorial, the North Bra
What types are typically found in Florida?
What types are not typically found in Florida?
What are the 2 main parts (upper and lower) of a sea turtle shell called?
Can a sea turtles shell heal if injured?
Do sea turtles need to drink freshwater?
Do we typ
Protects the shore
from tidal erosion
Used to direct ships
into a secure harbor
without running a
Dunes not directly
To Make the Ocean Clean, You
Have to Go Green!
Petroleum products used for fuel are mined from the earth
deep below the ocean surfaces. Occasionally, offshore
drilling rigs experience accidental leaks. Ships carrying oil
have also been known
Improperly processed homecanned low-acid foods, raw fish
Paw and undercooked beef and
poultry, unpasteurized milk, and
E. coli infection
Fresh fruits and vegetables, raw
List 3 small scale weather events caused by variations in weather and climate.
- The cold pool in the eastern Pacific intensifies and the trade winds strengthen
- The formation of tropical cyclones, along with the subtropical ridge position, that shift
1. El Nio is an abnormal warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific
and the Tradewinds pushing the waters eastward. It differs from La Nia in the way that
La Nia pushes the warm water westward.
What is the minimum wind speed necessary for a storm to be considered a hurricane?
How does circulation differ between a hurricane in the northern and southern hemispheres?
What conditions are necessary for a hurricane to form?
Look and listen to the anim
Name: McCrackins pond
City, State: Cantonment, FL
Time: 4:25 p.m
Weather: Sunny, slightly cloudy
Plants in the area
o Algae - in the water floating near the surface; a forest green
o Cattails near the edges of the pond and to the back, brown and healthy
04.02 Dia What? And Dino Who? An Introduction to Marine PhytoplanktonActivity Notes
Diatoms types of microscopic phytoplankton that have silicate cell walls and are the
most abundant type of photosynthetic organism in the ocean
tough outer shell (called
Genus: Dreissena polymorpha
How They Were
The Zebra Mussels were introduced to
the Great Lakes region about 20 years
ago. They had supposedly attached
themselves to the ballast tanks of
ships from we
Name: Casey McCrackin
Course: Marine Science Honors
Bar Graph for Comparing and Contrasting
Watch the video and read through the information on diatoms and dinoflagellates.
Type in the appropriate columns
What are phytoplankton?
Know that the three adaptations that allow phytoplankton to float are: cavities in the center of
their cells, cells contain oils and fats, and spines around the cavities
Are phytoplankton the base of the oceanic food chain? Yes.
How Can We Clean Up an Oil Spill?
Problem: Offshore drilling, underwater pipelines, and anyone who pours any kind of oil
down the sink drain can lead to the potentially dangerous oil spill.
Hypothesis: If the water can be contained by skimmers, then the o