Ghosts of Elkorn Coral Past

To round out my posts about coral disease, I thought I would choose a disease that hits close to home for the United States, and is one we do know a *bit* about. The paper I am summarizing today also happens to be co-authored by one of my favorite graduate professors, so shout-out to Dr.... Continue Reading →

Heartbeat

Sometimes during a sunrise, One can actually feel time slow to only a faint heartbeat. For it is then that the ancient past, the present, and the distant future, converge and join hands. Only the sunrise remains untouched by history. It rises everyday the same way, just like it always has since antiquity, and always... Continue Reading →

Gulf Coast Food Web

Looking for a quick time filler that reinforces food webs? Instead of the usual suspects of a land based web or the Antarctic, here is a South Gulf Coast based marine food web. I have it broken down by each animal and energy level. Just copy and paste into M.S. Word to make some quick... Continue Reading →

Shark Super Powers

This multi-part activity really dives deep into the ‘super powers’ of sharks! To survive and dominate in their marine habitat as top predators, over the millennia sharks have developed several unique superpowers, or as they are most commonly known as, adaptations 😉 This activity is a dynamic, hands-on way for students to explore several of... Continue Reading →

Melting Sand

This quick and simple activity can be utilized in a variety of lesson plans. I have personally used it to demonstrate both acid rain and ocean acidification. It can be used at the beginning of a lesson to surprise and hook their interests (my recommendation), or after the lesson as a hands-on wrap up. When... Continue Reading →

The Cure for Anything #3: Family

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Isak Dinesen Blood – My personal addition. Not on the original quote list, I know, but stay with me - it fits! Many of you undoubtedly know that blood is very salty – that’s why hospitals give you saline, not fresh, water drips... Continue Reading →

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