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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nova Scotia Here I Come!

Saturday I leave for Nova Scotia.

Students started research on their mammals and climate change from this area.

Challenge:

1. In a new window open: http://climatechange.gov.ns.ca/.
Look under "Climate Change is Real" at the bottom of the page.

2. Now go below to Comments and list 3 of the Climate Change issues for this area.

3. Then for your mammal, indicate how you think one of these issues will affect it.

6 Comments:

At April 9, 2010 at 8:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Changing the ocean temperature means that there will be less fish in the sea.

2. Certain islands can become overflooded.

3. If the polar ice caps on Earth melt away, the planet will heat up.

For the Grey Seal, I think that with less fish in the sea, Grey Seals will starve and eventually become extinct. If the islands become overflooded, the Grey Seals wouldn't be able to last to live for 10 minutes underwater. If the polar ice caps melt, then the waters could heat up and the Grey Seal would die faster due to rising temperatures.

~Julian

 
At April 9, 2010 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. The polar ice caps melting will remove a protective layer on the earth that absorbs heat.

2. Water will become warmer due to global warming; it will cause a change in the geographic range of fish.

3. Rising sea level will make the island Sable be consumed by water, it is already very close to sea level.

4. Rising temperature in the ocean could cause the fish in the rivers to migrate to a different area thereby affecting the Black Bear's food source.

R.M.C & Z.T.P

 
At April 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changing ocean tempitures will change the geographic distibution of fish stocks.

Rates of erosion can reach 10 meters per year.

Contraction of the arctic ice cap is accelarating climate change.

 
At April 9, 2010 at 10:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sable island is extermly vulnerable to rising sea levels.
Rates of erosion can reach up to 10 meters per year in atlantic canada.
Contraction of the arctic ice cap is accelerateing climite change.
Accselerated climite change would afect the gray wolf by creating more snowy winters causing the wolves to hunt in larger packs

 
At April 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Changing Ocean temperatures changing geographic distribution of fish stocks.
2. Rising sea levels are making Sable Island vulnerable.
3. Rates of erosion can reach 10 meters per year in Atlantic Canada.

The killer whale will be affected by the rising ocean temperatures because that will lead to to changing distribution of fish stocks. They will be affected by this because they are found wherever they can find food and if there is no fish in that area, they will move to another area.

DTR

 
At April 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warmer oceans are changing fish stocks and making polar ice melt which will lead to erosion via higher sea levels. None of these problems would directly affect the southern flying squirrel, but the extra warmth from the oceans will probably lead to extra warmth on land. This could lead to dehydration if the squirrel stays in places with no lakes or rivers by drying out the plants it gets some of it's water from. JT

 

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