Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Epipelagic Zone Module 13

The Epipelagic Zone is the area of the water column that extends from the surface down to about 200 meters (650 ft). The area over the Continental Shelf is called the Neritic and the rest of the ocean is called … Continue reading

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Module 12 – Continental Shelf Communities

The Continental Shelf is a gently sloping area, beginning at a point near land, just below the low-tide mark.  It continues out to the shelf break, which is the outer edge of the continental shelf.  This area contains abundant  quantities … Continue reading

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Module 11 Coral Reefs: Part 2

Hello all you Wavemakers! In our last class, Morgan and Taylor demonstrated SCUBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) diving gear for us.  A big thanks to you both. We studied the different types of Coral Reefs (Fringing, Barrier and Atoll).  We … Continue reading

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50-Year Study Shows Coral ‘Clocks’ Unreliable

by Brian Thomas, M.S. Some biologists like to say that massive coral reefs represent more than 100,000 years of growth, supposedly nullifying the Bible’s account of a world that is only thousands of years old. However, many known factors can … Continue reading

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Coral Reefs Module 11

Our class began our study this week on Coral Reefs as we located where the majority of Coral Reefs are located around the world between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn latitudes.  Warm clear water, sunlight are … Continue reading

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Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

We are grateful to Sara Kane, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for speaking with our Marine Biology class on February 1, 2011.  Ms. Kane explained that the program is dedicated to restoring Sarasota Bay.  It also … Continue reading

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