Monday, February 23, 2009

Your Species , Your Story

A Challenge...

Can you identify this coral? This video was taken on our last day (Friday). You can see how identification can take a bit of practice in the species habitat.

Many of you are still working on identifying a coral reef species for your story. Remember that your story needs to represent a conflict in the coral reef ecosystem in the marine (neritic) biome. In addition to the previous sites you have been able to access on this blog I have another one for you. Try this one from EXPERT VILLAGE

When you are looking for story ideas go to MICRODOCS .. they have great videos and some really good ideas. One in particular is ... It Really Sucks Being a Tuna

Do you know what this is? It looks a bit like an octopus, but the wrong number of ___?___ .
This was found when we were exploring the tide pools in the dark very late at night. (that's a You Tube..may not work at school.)


At February 24, 2009 at 6:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wrong nimber of tentacles.
and the video can you identify the coral at the beggining of the video it was soft coral then you saw an images of what looks like brain coral and fire coral and then at the very end of the video there was soft coral.

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At February 24, 2009 at 7:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coral looks like Brain coral. The second picture has the wrong number of tentacles. I think it look like a Brittle star.


At February 25, 2009 at 10:00 PM , Blogger MR V and the Mad Beach Manatees said...

It is a species of brain coral..can you tell which one?

There is some soft coral in the video too....good spot!

AND...its a brittle star!!

At February 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

is the brain coral standard brain coral because i read off of this website:

**that this coral is standrad brain coral because of the spherical shape and this looks a lot like a human brain but yellow.Below is a great website about coral.

angelika *

At March 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video of the coral where we had to identify it is called the groved brain coral. I could tell because of the swirls in the coral.


At March 3, 2009 at 4:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second picture of the kinda looks like a octupus except the wrong number of what??? I say the answer is the wrong number of tentacles and it kinda looks like a britle star fish but not really.



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