According to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, on March 29th, 1989 approximately 11 million gallons, or 17 Olympic-sized swimming pools, of crude oil were spilled into Prince William Sound, Alaska. Due to the amount of oil, timing of the spill, and pristine location in which it occurred, the Exxon Valdez oil spill is
Many animals naturally float at the surface and have to force their way down below the surface. Fish however, have a very convenient adaptation. Two ways to animals in the ocean control their buoyancy, or the upward force exerted by a fluid, are with a swim bladder and an oily liver. Osteichthyes (bony fish) use
Sea cucumbers are a species of invertebrates under the phylum Echinodermata similar to sea stars and sea urchins. They live in the benthic zone or ocean floor. They are nocturnal creatures but can be seen in the day as well. They use their tube feet for locomotion and eating. The mouth is surrounded by
Catalina Island is known for its biodiversity and natural beauty both underwater and on land. One creature of particular interest is the American Bison (Bison bison). Have you ever wondered how such a big animal ended up on an island twenty two miles away from the mainland, and hundreds of miles further from the
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! A Poem in honor of Dr. Seuss by Max Veenema One fish, two fish, here’s to you fish Every once in awhile comes along a great writer, they are witty, and sharp. Their words couldn’t be brighter. One of those people, has shaped many a mind.His books are enchanting, and funny,
Sand is a result of the breakdown of Earth’s crust. Sand is formed over a long period of time by water, wind, gravity, and tectonics, among other forces. Water provides movement of sediment from the beginning of streams and inland areas down through the land. As sediment is transported it becomes more worn.