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swans
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Good Morning Miss Swan.

1. not sure yet

2. a colony - Yes, JJ.

3. 200 to 542 million years ago. (Joey) 10 thousand years (Tammy) - Yes, JJ. Science estimates the age at almost 500 million years! Amazing! Tammy: you're off just a smidge.🙂

4. Polyp - Yes, JJ.

5. calcium carbonate - Yes, JJ.

6. zooxanthellae (algae) - Yes, JJ

7. Great Barrier Reef - Yes, JJ.

8. Alcyonacea (soft coral), Antipatharia (black and thorny coral), Scleractinia (stony coral) - Yes, JJ. Also, there are 3 other "types" (hint: 'fringing'...). Can you name the other two?

9. Protection, shelter and food for fish. Controls the amout of caron dioxide in the water, protects coastlines. - Yes, JJ.

10. Climate change, ocean acidification, runoff, water pollution, sunscreen, people - Yes, JJ.

from JJ

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 3:55 pm
dougtamjj
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Sorry. I read the question wrong.

8. The 3 types of coral reefs are fringing, barrier and atoll.

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Posted : February 15, 2015 4:58 pm
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Is the answer to #1 hydrozoa and anthozoa?

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Posted : February 15, 2015 5:02 pm
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Sorry. I read the question wrong.

8. The 3 types of coral reefs are fringing, barrier and atoll.

Yes, JJ! Excellent..

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 5:04 pm
swans
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Is the answer to #1 hydrozoa and anthozoa?

Yes, JJ. The Corals are relatives of the Jellyfish and Anemones. Excellent!
http://www.oceanoasis.org/fieldguide/cnidaria.html

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 5:10 pm
swans
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Shall we mountain climb anyone? To the Himalayan Mountains?
Enjoy!

Swan

1. The Himalayas are home to two (2) of the highest peaks in the world. What are they?

2. What countries do the Himalayas stretch across?

3. Can you name 3 major river systems that originate from the Himalayas?

4. What 3 parallel ranges make up the Himalayas?

5. What does 'Himalayas' translate to in English?

6. Watch this amazing demonstration: How did the Himalayas form 70 million or so years ago?

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 9:34 pm
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1 Mount Everest and K2

2 India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal

3 Ganga, Brahmapurtra and Indus

4 Greater, Lesser and Outer Himalayas

5 Abode of Snow

6 Tectonic plates moving

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Posted : February 15, 2015 10:23 pm
swans
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Shall we mountain climb anyone? To the Himalayan Mountains?
Enjoy!

Swan

1. The Himalayas are home to two (2) of the highest peaks in the world. What are they?
Mount Everest and K2: JJ
Yes! Everest & K2

2. What countries do the Himalayas stretch across? India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal: JJ
Yes, JJ.

3. Can you name 3 major river systems that originate from the Himalayas? Ganga, Brahmapurtra and Indus: JJ
Mostly yes, JJ. Ganga-Brahmaputra, Indus, and Yangtze.

4. What 3 parallel ranges make up the Himalayas? Greater, Lesser and Outer Himalayas: JJ
Yes, JJ. The Greater (Inner) Himalayas, the Lesser Himalayas, the Outer Himalayas.

5. What does 'Himalayas' translate to in English? Abode of Snow: JJ.
Yes!

6. Watch this amazing demonstration: How did the Himalayas form 70 million or so years ago? Tectonic plates moving: JJ.
Yes, JJ. The Indo-Australian and Eurasian Plates.

WOW! Amazing... (tu)

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 10:53 pm
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Giggle Swan. It was me answering the questions this time. JJ and Doug are playing call of duty on the xbox. I escaped and answered your questions. Thanks for the distraction.

Tammy

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Posted : February 15, 2015 11:07 pm
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Giggle Swan. It was me answering the questions this time. JJ and Doug are playing call of duty on the xbox. I escaped and answered your questions. Thanks for the distraction.

Tammy

😀 When I see all correct responses, Tammy, I readily assume that JJ was the researcher and at the keyboard. So, to be fair, congratulations! WOW! Excellent and I hope you had fun...(tu)

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 11:14 pm
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Imagine....

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Topic starter Posted : March 11, 2015 3:12 am
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For our Aerospace Engineering minds: Meet 22,000,000 (22 million) horsepower and 3.6 million lbs. of thrust...

"...The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars.

The booster fired for two minutes, the same amount of time it will fire when it lifts the SLS off the launch pad, and produced about 3.6 million pounds of thrust. The test was conducted at the Promontory, Utah test facility of commercial partner Orbital ATK, and is one of two tests planned to qualify the booster for flight. Once qualified, the flight booster hardware will be ready for shipment to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first SLS flight..."
Swan

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasas-space-launch-system-booster-passes-major-ground-test/

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Topic starter Posted : March 22, 2015 2:13 pm
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...and continuing on with that thought, Launches anyone....? TODAY:

From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia:

ISS Expedition 43 Soyuz TMA-16M Launch Coverage (includes video B-roll of the crew’s pre-launch activities at 2:40 p.m. ET, Launch scheduled at 3:42 p.m.)

Two humans are getting ready to say farewell to Earth for nearly 12 months. Later today, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the International Space Station, beginning a one-year mission in space, testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit. Launch is set for 3:42 p.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html ________________________________________________________________

From our friends at Arianespace (ESA Space Center) in Kourou, French Guiana:

Launch of Soyuz ST-B - Galileo FOC-M2/SAT 7-8 Satellite for ESA. (Follow live launch events in full by clicking the 'follow next launch' arrow on Arianespace site. Launch Time: 21:46 UTC. (about 5:15 EDT).
http://www.arianespace.tv/

Welcome and Enjoy!
Swan

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Topic starter Posted : March 27, 2015 1:42 pm
swans
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The Black Hole...

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Topic starter Posted : March 27, 2015 11:52 pm
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That was great!!!

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Posted : March 28, 2015 11:04 am
swans
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Marine Biology anyone?
Have fun!
Swan

1. What is a community of plants, animals and other organisms that are linked by energy and nutrient flows and that interact with each other and with the physical environment? Rain forests, deserts, coral reefs, and grasslands are examples.

2. What is defined as change in the structure or function of an organism which makes it better suited to its environment. For example, the torpedo body shape of a tuna allows for fast swimming in the open ocean.

3. What is an animal or plant species that naturally occurs in only one area called?

4. The immediate space where an animal or plant lives and has food, water and protection is defined as its what? Loss of this critical space, through destruction, degradation, or fragmentation, results in decreasing biodiversity.

5. Two (2) part question: An introduced species that out-competes native species for space and resources is referred to as what type of specie? (Scotch Broom is an invasive species that out-competes local vegetation and results in a monoculture, and hence a decrease in local diversity). Can you name another found in the Virgin Islands?

6. What is the definition of organisms that live on or in the ocean bed?

7. Also called the "twilight zone" of the ocean, this area from 200m to 1000m in depth, is bordered by the photic zone above and darkness below. It's in this zone where you start to see bioluminescence on all sorts of animals. What zone is it?

8. This area refers to the plants and animals that live in the water column or in the open waters of the ocean rather than the ocean floor. Life is found throughout the zone, however it is more concentrated at shallower depths. The organisms here can be further divided into the plankton and nekton. What is this zone?

9. What is the surface layer of the ocean, that is penetrated by sunlight, called? This zone is the layer of the ocean that has been explored the most as it is relatively easy to access with conventional diving equipment. In this zone phytoplankton flourish and it is where the fish, marine mammals, and marine invertebrates, that most people are familiar with, are found. Light can penetrate down to approximately 200m which marks the end of the this particular zone.

10. Meaning "living" and "light", it is the light produced by living organisms and the emission of such biologically produced light. Also commonly referred to as 'phosphorescence'. What is thin phenomenon called?

11. Define an interaction between two different species where either both, one or neither of the organisms benefit from the relationship. Many of these relationships are obligatory (e.g. tropical reef building corals and their algal symbiant)).

12. The continuous circulation of water from the atmosphere to the earth, including the ocean, and back to the atmosphere through condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and transpiration is referred to as what?

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Topic starter Posted : March 29, 2015 2:34 pm
Pdmargie
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Marine Biology anyone?
Have fun!
Swan

1. What is a community of plants, animals and other organisms that are linked by energy and nutrient flows and that interact with each other and with the physical environment? Rain forests, deserts, coral reefs, and grasslands are examples.

2. What is defined as change in the structure or function of an organism which makes it better suited to its environment. For example, the torpedo body shape of a tuna allows for fast swimming in the open ocean.

3. What is an animal or plant species that naturally occurs in only one area called?

4. The immediate space where an animal or plant lives and has food, water and protection is defined as its what? Loss of this critical space, through destruction, degradation, or fragmentation, results in decreasing biodiversity.

5. Two (2) part question: An introduced species that out-competes native species for space and resources is referred to as what type of specie? (Scotch Broom is an invasive species that out-competes local vegetation and results in a monoculture, and hence a decrease in local diversity). Can you name another found in the Virgin Islands?

6. What is the definition of organisms that live on or in the ocean bed?

7. Also called the "twilight zone" of the ocean, this area from 200m to 1000m in depth, is bordered by the photic zone above and darkness below. It's in this zone where you start to see bioluminescence on all sorts of animals. What zone is it?

8. This area refers to the plants and animals that live in the water column or in the open waters of the ocean rather than the ocean floor. Life is found throughout the zone, however it is more concentrated at shallower depths. The organisms here can be further divided into the plankton and nekton. What is this zone?

9. What is the surface layer of the ocean, that is penetrated by sunlight, called? This zone is the layer of the ocean that has been explored the most as it is relatively easy to access with conventional diving equipment. In this zone phytoplankton flourish and it is where the fish, marine mammals, and marine invertebrates, that most people are familiar with, are found. Light can penetrate down to approximately 200m which marks the end of the this particular zone.

10. Meaning "living" and "light", it is the light produced by living organisms and the emission of such biologically produced light. Also commonly referred to as 'phosphorescence'. What is thin phenomenon called?

11. Define an interaction between two different species where either both, one or neither of the organisms benefit from the relationship. Many of these relationships are obligatory (e.g. tropical reef building corals and their algal symbiant)).

12. The continuous circulation of water from the atmosphere to the earth, including the ocean, and back to the atmosphere through condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and transpiration is referred to as what?

1) ecosystem
2) evolution
3) endemic
4) habitat
5)
6) benthic
7) euphotic
11) symbiotic
12) the water cycle

So far,....off the top of my head : )

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Posted : March 30, 2015 10:09 am
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# 5. Part A invasive species
Part B Lion Fish

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Posted : March 30, 2015 10:36 am
swans
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# 5. Part A invasive species
Part B Lion Fish

Yes!

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2015 12:04 pm
swans
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Marine Biology anyone?
Have fun!
Swan

1. What is a community of plants, animals and other organisms that are linked by energy and nutrient flows and that interact with each other and with the physical environment? Rain forests, deserts, coral reefs, and grasslands are examples.

2. What is defined as change in the structure or function of an organism which makes it better suited to its environment. For example, the torpedo body shape of a tuna allows for fast swimming in the open ocean.

3. What is an animal or plant species that naturally occurs in only one area called?

4. The immediate space where an animal or plant lives and has food, water and protection is defined as its what? Loss of this critical space, through destruction, degradation, or fragmentation, results in decreasing biodiversity.

5. Two (2) part question: An introduced species that out-competes native species for space and resources is referred to as what type of specie? (Scotch Broom is an invasive species that out-competes local vegetation and results in a monoculture, and hence a decrease in local diversity). Can you name another found in the Virgin Islands?

6. What is the definition of organisms that live on or in the ocean bed?

7. Also called the "twilight zone" of the ocean, this area from 200m to 1000m in depth, is bordered by the photic zone above and darkness below. It's in this zone where you start to see bioluminescence on all sorts of animals. What zone is it?

8. This area refers to the plants and animals that live in the water column or in the open waters of the ocean rather than the ocean floor. Life is found throughout the zone, however it is more concentrated at shallower depths. The organisms here can be further divided into the plankton and nekton. What is this zone?

9. What is the surface layer of the ocean, that is penetrated by sunlight, called? This zone is the layer of the ocean that has been explored the most as it is relatively easy to access with conventional diving equipment. In this zone phytoplankton flourish and it is where the fish, marine mammals, and marine invertebrates, that most people are familiar with, are found. Light can penetrate down to approximately 200m which marks the end of the this particular zone.

10. Meaning "living" and "light", it is the light produced by living organisms and the emission of such biologically produced light. Also commonly referred to as 'phosphorescence'. What is thin phenomenon called?

11. Define an interaction between two different species where either both, one or neither of the organisms benefit from the relationship. Many of these relationships are obligatory (e.g. tropical reef building corals and their algal symbiant)).

12. The continuous circulation of water from the atmosphere to the earth, including the ocean, and back to the atmosphere through condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and transpiration is referred to as what?

1) ecosystem Yes!
2) evolution Not quite...
3) endemic Yes!
4) habitat Yes!
5) Invasive Species; Lionfish by Dougtamjj: Yes!
6) benthic Yes!
7) euphotic Not really...
11) symbiotic Yes!
12) the water cycle Yes!

So far,....off the top of my head : )

Excellent!

Numbers 2, 7 8, 9, and 10 remain...

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2015 12:11 pm
dougtamjj
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Miss Swan these are JJs answers

2. Adaptation

7. Mesopelagic Zone

8. Pelagic

9. Photic Zone

10. Bioluminescence

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Posted : March 30, 2015 1:12 pm
swans
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Marine Biology anyone?
Have fun!
Swan

1. What is a community of plants, animals and other organisms that are linked by energy and nutrient flows and that interact with each other and with the physical environment? Rain forests, deserts, coral reefs, and grasslands are examples.
Ecosystem : Pdmargie - Yes!

2. What is defined as change in the structure or function of an organism which makes it better suited to its environment. For example, the torpedo body shape of a tuna allows for fast swimming in the open ocean.
Adaptation: JJ - Yes!

3. What is an animal or plant species that naturally occurs in only one area called?
Endemic: Pdmargie - Yes!

4. The immediate space where an animal or plant lives and has food, water and protection is defined as its what? Loss of this critical space, through destruction, degradation, or fragmentation, results in decreasing biodiversity.
Habitat: Pdmargie - Yes!

5. Two (2) part question: An introduced species that out-competes native species for space and resources is referred to as what type of specie? (Scotch Broom is an invasive species that out-competes local vegetation and results in a monoculture, and hence a decrease in local diversity). Can you name another found in the Virgin Islands?
Invasive Species/ Lionfish: Dougtamjj - Yes!

6. What is the definition of organisms that live on or in the ocean bed?
Benthic: Pdmargie - Yes!

7. Also called the "twilight zone" of the ocean, this area from 200m to 1000m in depth, is bordered by the photic zone above and darkness below. It's in this zone where you start to see bioluminescence on all sorts of animals. What zone is it?
Mesopelagic Zone JJ - Yes!

8. This area refers to the plants and animals that live in the water column or in the open waters of the ocean rather than the ocean floor. Life is found throughout the zone, however it is more concentrated at shallower depths. The organisms here can be further divided into the plankton and nekton. What is this zone?
Pelagic Zone: JJ - Yes!

9. What is the surface layer of the ocean, that is penetrated by sunlight, called? This zone is the layer of the ocean that has been explored the most as it is relatively easy to access with conventional diving equipment. In this zone phytoplankton flourish and it is where the fish, marine mammals, and marine invertebrates, that most people are familiar with, are found. Light can penetrate down to approximately 200m which marks the end of the this particular zone.
Photic Zone JJ - Yes!

10. Meaning "living" and "light", it is the light produced by living organisms and the emission of such biologically produced light. Also commonly referred to as 'phosphorescence'. What is this phenomenon called?
Bioluminescence: JJ - Yes!

11. Define an interaction between two different species where either both, one or neither of the organisms benefit from the relationship. Many of these relationships are obligatory (e.g. tropical reef building corals and their algal symbiant)).
Symbiosis: Pdmargie - Yes!

12. The continuous circulation of water from the atmosphere to the earth, including the ocean, and back to the atmosphere through condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and transpiration is referred to as what?
Water Cycle: Pdmargie - Yes!

Excellent work guys! Congratulations!

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2015 1:31 pm
Pdmargie
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I REALLY need to move to the islands! ASAP! : )

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Posted : March 30, 2015 6:14 pm
swans
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Ocean critters anyone?
Swan

1. What is the relationship called in which these two species reside together?

2. A damselfish, what is the common name for this fish?

3. This snail is a species of small edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc that has gills and an operculum, and is classified within the family Littorinidae What is the name of this snail commonly referred to as?

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2015 8:32 pm
dougtamjj
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Miss Swan

1. A form of symbiosis called commensalism.

2. Sergeant Major

3. Periwinkle

Thanks,

JJ

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