Module 10: Estuary Communities – Part 1

January 27, 2015 PowerPoint Honors Marine Biology Modular 10 Estuary Communities Part 1


We will meet at Sarasota Alliance Church and leave the parking lot promptly at 10:30 AM. We are fortunate to have a Naturalist from the Audubon Society who will be with us at the Raymond Road Gazebo at the Celery Fields off I-75 and Fruitville Road.  We will see plenty of birds.  Directions to our birding location: east of the Celery Fields parking lot on Palmer Blvd turn right (S) on to Raymond Road Follow the road around a big curve and you will see a sign that says Celery Fields Naturalist on Duty.  Park on the side of the road in the grass. We will return to Sarasota Alliance before 1:00 PM.  You must bring your lab book and pen. This is a full working lab day!  If you have binoculars, bring them along.

Congratulations to Adam for the best cookies!  Delicious, Yummy, Scrumptious….! February 10 Challenge:  Best Magic Trick

In class, we continued to work on the engineering SeaPerch project.

seaPerch 5

SeaPerch 6








We have discussed estuaries throughout the year and you should be very familiar with them.  In this week’s class we identified the five types of estuaries and showed examples of them from around the world.   These estuaries are believed to have been formed as a result of actions that occurred during an ice age.  

I shared with you the resources found at the Institute of Creation Science. Their website  Go to search tools and type in any aspect of science that you may need scientific data and analysis to go along with anything you are learning.

We identified 5 types of estuaries

1.Drowned River Valleys (sometimes called coastal plain estuaries)

2.Bar Build Estuary (barrier island)


4.River Delta Estuary

5.Tectonic Estuary (Basin that was filled with water)

Each of you selected an estuary for your oral presentation in class on February 10. Each person will give a 3 minute presentation of:

  1. What you have learned about your type of estuary;
  2. Select an example from around the world;
  3. Then include photos of the estuary, birds, fish, commercial development or any other aspect of the area that you learned about.


  • Field Trip next week – Birding Feb 3
  • Estuary Presentation on February 10
  • Finish reading Module 10
  • Answer OYO and Study Guide
  • Class Challenge:  February 10 Best magic Trick.

Have a good week! – Mrs. S

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