Thursday, January 29, 2009

Where exactly is MR V going?

( or 700 Bahama islands, why this one? )

This is Manatee Challenge # 2

Check out the interactive map.
This is San Salvador, Bahamas. San Salvador is actually quite famous and has a very special history. With just a little investigation and research you can discover how and why this island is famous and describe your findings in a paragraph and picture.

The diversity of life in, on and around the coral reefs of San Salvador rivals that of a tropical rain forest. The health of the entire ecosystem depends on the health of the coral.. and that's what we'll be surveying in San Salvador. You will need to select a species to research too. Choose a species I might find and I'll do my best to get you a picture. You will need to know your species before the next Manatee Challenge. CoralRealm is another good resource for discovering more about your species.

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At January 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous Yellow John said...

My species is the Dottyback. These fish are in the same family as sea bass. Most Dottybacks are diminutive fishes that will retreat when approached. Thats is why divers only get to see these fish for a short second at the most.

Yelllow John

At February 2, 2009 at 7:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Salvador is a very famous island because Christopher Columbus made his first national landfall on San Salvador Island during his historic voyage to the New World.
Four seperate monuments mark the exact spot where he came ashore October,12 1942.

At February 5, 2009 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until 1986, San Salvador Island was 100% thought to have been the first stop for Chistopher Columbus in the New World. Some experts disagree.The natives during Columbus' time called it Guandahani. Today some call it Watling Island.

Darren Blue

At February 5, 2009 at 10:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Salvador was called Watling Island because British pirates took over the island before. The Bahamian government change its name back to San Salvador in 1925. The island today has a small population about 1000 people.

Simon Blue

At February 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

we can help our coral reefs by duisposing our trash properly, and dont just leave it all over the place.


At February 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To help Coral Reefs I think first of all we must conserve water because the water we use, the less runoff wasterwater will pollute our oceans.Then we could start trying to instead of riding or driving a car walk,bike,or ride the bus. It is said that cars and industry Fossil fuel emissions can lead to widespread destruction of Coral Reefs.

Orange, Luana

At February 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say that there is only two ways to save coral reefs.By saving water,instead of leaving the water on while brushing your teeth turn it off.The more water we save the more Coral Reefs will live.Instead of drving or riding in a car just try walking,riding a bike, or take a bus.

Luana Orange

At February 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The island of San Salvador is famous because, San Salvador was the first island the Christopher Columbus could see while he was on his expodition to the new world. He landed on the island and named it Guanahani. That is one of the many reasons why San Salvador is famous.


At February 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Salvador is one of the most famous islands in the Bahamas. Why is this island so famous? Thank to San Salvadors beautiful beaches tourism is the islands main focus. Records show San Salvador is were Christopher Columbus made one of his landings. Divers also dive for artifacts left behind by Chrstophers crew. Many other attractions are why this islands so famous. Many people describe there experience as a paradise.

Braeden Blue

At February 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their are several ways we can protect and maintain our coral reefs safe from the environment that surrounds them. We can protect them by throwing our garbage into the trash cans and making sure the ocean is clean and free from any debris.We can also keep our boats away from the reefs, making sure no harm comes too them. Their are also laws that have been established that people must adhere to, to ensure the ongoing survival of the reefs.

Marquis orange

At February 8, 2009 at 11:49 PM , Blogger MR V and the Mad Beach Manatees said...

Marquis has posted an excellent comment.


At February 9, 2009 at 8:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are lots of ways to protect coral reefs. Some of the ways to protect coral reefs is that we can keep our hands and our feet away from them. Touching coral reefs kills them. Also we can keep trash out of the ocean and throw it away properly. Another way to keep coral reefs safe is to not harm animals that help them. Some animals eat bactiria off coral reefs to help them survive. Those are just some ways to protect coral reefs



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