Module 15: Ocean Resources Part I

As our textbook asks, “What is the most popular food resource from the sea?”, we would most likely answer, “Fish.”  Although, correct we discovered that this answer can be further explained by delineating between finfish and shellfish, and not to be excluded are the seaweeds.

In Experiment 15.1, Mapping Ocean Resources.  Resources from the ocean are found throughout the world.  Most of the world’s major fisheries are located near the coasts, collecting both pelagic and demersal organisms.  Most of these sites are concentrated  where upwelling enhances primary production and where the wide continental shelf areas are around the world.  If you did not finish your maps in class, please complete them and place them in your Lab Books.

We further explored commercial fishing boats and the methods of captured used by fisheries.  See Figure15.2 and Figure 15.4  We also discussed the types of fish being caught, Clupeoid, Gadoid and Open Ocean.


Congratulations to all of you who entered projects for the 4-H Mini-Building at the Sarasota County Fair.

Congratulations to Annalee on winning our class challenge as the most colorful!  Thank you to all the others who participated. Thank you Cami for the prize.  How come no one reminded me to figure out our next class challenge ??!!??  We miss you Mr. Wilson!


  1. Read Module 15 pages 362 – 373
  2. Answer “On Your Own” questions 15.4 – 15.10
  3. Finish  Study Guide questions
  4. Complete Lab Book

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing everyone in class when we meet again on March 29th.  -Mrs. S

“To love means loving the unlovable.  Faith means believing the unbelievable.  Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”   -Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.”  Jeremiah 17:7

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