Oceanography: Dream Vacation

Hi students!  Today in class you filled out a questionnaire sharing a little about yourself with Mrs. Griffith.  At the end of the questionnaire, you were directed to come to the Rm. 215 Blog to answer a couple questions.  Soooooooooo here goes:

Everyone has to leave a reply!  THIS IS YOUR FIRST GRADE.  You have two questions to answer.  Here are the guidelines — be real, be mindful it is PUBLIC.  Also search for a photo to add to your answer.   Remember to site your source.  IDK does not count as an answer, by the way.  Think about it and give good responses.

1.  If you could go anywhere related ocean, where would it be and why? (can be a place near or in the ocean…even into the ocean.)

2.  What do you especially want to learn about in this Oceanography Class?

Here is a basic model for answering these questions:

Name:  Dianna Griffith

1.  If I could travel anywhere related to the ocean, I would love to go to New Zealand.  I am really interested in the unique species of animals there, also the beaches look so different from North American beaches.  I don’t think I would leave if I went there!

New Zealand beach

http://globaltourismplaces.blogspot.com/2012/11/beaches-in-new-zealand.html

2.  Since I am teaching the class, I will tell you instead what are my favorite parts of the curriculum.  I think it is really interesting to discuss and ponder about exploring the deep parts of the ocean…the amazing, creepy things that live there and the technology needed to get there.  I also really enjoy  the dissections –shark, sea cucumber, starfish, sea urchin, fish, squid.  I love giving kids the opportunity!  Disgusting yet so COOL!   Here is a video about Angler Fish:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jb3ig6phio      

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60 responses to “Oceanography: Dream Vacation

  1. 1. If I could go anywhere in or near the ocean, I would go to the Carribean. I would go there because the beauty and extravagance of the ocean and the species that dwell there.
    2. I want to learn about the vastness and wide range of uniqueness that is the ocean and its creatures.

  2. 1. If I could travel to any place related to the ocean, I would go to Australia. The water is beautiful and the ocean ecosystem is like nothing around Virginia.

    2. I would like to know how ocean communities interact and how each organism affects all the others.

  3. Australia. I am really interested in the unique species of animals there, also the beaches look so different from Kansas beaches. I don’t think I would leave if I went there!

      • I don’t really have a reason, I like the wildlife there and the beaches, and I have a friend that lives over there. In this class I would just like to learn about the ocean… It’s that simple.

  4. 1. If I could go anywhere related to the ocean I would probably go to the eastern shore. I my family used to go out there once a summer and I love the fishing out there. http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=eastern+shore+va&oq=eastern+shore+va&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l9.676088741.676094508.0.676094899.25.22.0.0.0.1.340.3076.7j8j2j3.20.0…0.0…1ac.1.mKlmWVcPfxo&biw=768&bih=928&sei=EyIJUf6jMIW68wSl9IGIDw#biv=i|15;d|ASwSbAH5RalWEM:

    2. I guess I want to learn more about things that you can’t really see. I think there’s a lot more that we don’t know about in the water and that’s pretty cool.

  5. Turks and Caicos
    I’ve always wanted to go there after the pictures I’ve seen from my brothers honey moon. Would love to go scuba diving in the clear blue waters of the carribean.

    How the ocean came to existence

  6. If I could go anywhere I’d probably go back to Sardinia Italy where I’ ve spent most of my youth at. The reason why is I’m a very avid diver and by far palau was the best dive site that I’ve ever been to. There was a lot of sea life, wreckage that was turned into habitats, as well as a lot of cave areas to explore.

    What I would like to learn about this class if it’s anything like what I had to go through to reinstate my C-card (divers license) is more about the atmosphere levels of the 33 ft depth. Or anything related to tidal movements, and currents.

    • I’ve never been diving but would love to. I have a good friend that is an expert diver and who leads expeditions. Maybe I can ask him to come talk to the class. We will spend some time exploring the tidal regions and why global currents are so important.

      I would love to hear more about living and diving around Sardinia. Have photos?

  7. If I could go to any beach in the world, I would go to Hawaii. Everything and everyone is happy their, it’s one of a kind.

    I want to learn about what type of animals are at the bottom of the ocean. Animals that a lot of people have never seen before.

    • Hawaii is truly a one of a kind place. We will spend time looking at how the islands were formed, how life got there and what environmental issues face them. Post a photo here please? The creatures at the bottom of the ocean are amazing. We will explore that region of the ocean quite a bit.

  8. Name: Nick Mojica

    1) If I could go anywhere involving the ocean, it would be Puerto Rico. Half of my family originates from Puerto Rico, and I hear that the beaches there a very beautiful. Between that and the wildlife, I would stay there for a very long time.

    http://www.destination360.com/caribbean/puerto-rico/puerto-rico-beaches

    2) I would like to learn about the various organisms that live in an ocean. I think that it would be interesting to learn about the animals that you wouldn’t be able to see as part of everyday life.

    • Thank you for your entry! I think Puerto Rico would be a wonderful place to go. Such a diverse place with many habitats. We will get a good cross section of all the types of things living in the ocean. Please post a photo for your entry.

  9. I have always thought that viginia was the best state. I maintain that opinion on the grounds that there are very few places on earth where you have mountains on one side and oceans on the other without extreme climate variance. The ultimate ocean destination in my mind therefore is Viginia beach. The mild climate, gentle tides, and relatively diverse ecosystem all make it a desirable destination.

  10. If I could go anywhere related to the ocean, I would probably travel to the Dominican Republic, because it is probably a diversity of creatures in the water, and I would not mind learning a little bit of the culture of the people from there. If I could learn anything from Oceanography it would probably be learning about the diversity of sharks and some whales.

  11. I would love to visit the Bermuda Triangle. Why? Because many people are interested in because it is veiled in a dark cloak of mystery. And I would love to see the rusting carcasses of the fallen planes and wrecked ships. Mainly because I find old decaying things to be interesting, wether it be something man has made and nature tuned into a playground, or the skeleton of an animal that has met it’s untimely fate. But being as I love unexplainable things I find interest in things beyond the human world.

  12. 1) If I could go anywhere ocean related it would be Australia. I really like how clear the water which makes it optimal for diving. There are also a wide variety of sea creatures including some very dangerous ones. It would be nice to go there for a vacation but I do not know if I would want to live there.
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&tbm=isch&q=australia+beaches&revid=698921169&sa=X&ei=CyIJUbWKEYrW9QS95YGYAQ&ved=0CDwQ1QIoAw&biw=768&bih=928#biv=i|18;d|5Gr5FCwDSQ15cM:

    2) The thing I am most interested in learning about in this class is discovering new facts about the creatures that inhabit our oceans.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bPbQs4Zc85k

  13. If I could travel anywhere in the ocean, I would love to travel to the coastal reefs in Australia. I would chose the coastal reefs, because reefs are full of diverse specimens.

    In this class I hope to learn about the animals in the ocean, I say this because my plans for the future are to be a veterinarian. I also thought about being a marine vet, so with that said I love learning about different animals. http://worldalldetails.com/Sightview/Great_Barrier_Reef_Australia_Colorful_fish_and_corals-312.html

  14. 1.) If I could travel anywhere related to the ocean it would have to be Hawaii. I really want to see what amazing species live at the bottom of that body of water. The beach there is definitely beautiful and I would love to view the rocks and other wonders of the Hawaiian beach.

    http://www.best-beaches.com/us/hawaii/big-island

    2. I especially want to do the field work and labs. I like to experience amazing things. I really want to dissect the shark and all the other dissections we will have. I know I’ll enjoy this class.

    http://www.missbakersbiologyclass.com/1st_period_dogfish_lab.html

  15. 1. If I could travel related to the ocean is Jamaica, or the Caribbean because the water is so clear I can see everything that is under it unlike where I live.
    2. I would like to learn all the mammals that live there and all the different kinds of fish.

  16. 1. If I could go somewhere, I would like to go to Sydney, Australia. The place is magnificent and beautiful. The beaches are amazing, and the entertainment is endless.

    2. I want to learn about the organisms that live in the ocean.

  17. If I could go anywhere it would be back to the Caribbean. Just because its so nice there and there’s so many different ocean animals.

    In this class I hope to learn more about how the oceans were made.

  18. 1. If I could go anywhere, it would be the Hawaii island retreats! It’s just relaxing, a way to get away from the realities in life for a while.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=hawaii+island+retreat&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=I2sJUbG1Loem8ATHqYDADA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=768&bih=928#biv=i|0;d|DwzzZYtmornUtM:

    2. I just want to learn more about the wildlife that lives in the ocean in this class
    .
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&tbo=d&biw=768&bih=928&tbm=isch&oq=ocean+wildlife+&gs_l=img.3..0i24l6.2783.9040.0.9531.22.22.0.0.0.1.180.1607.20j2.22.0.cpsugrpq1high..0.0…1.1.HWxkLVesIb8&q=ocean%20wildlife#biv=i|8;d|8bZZhtFk2Z-hyM:

  19. 1) the place I would love to go that’s ocean related is Fiji islands because I love the quiet oceans and blue waters. My best friend is there who is Courtney.

    2) I want to learn how to dissect a squid and see all the information I can get out of that.

  20. 1.) if I could go to any island I would pick New Zealand because the weather is always nice and just such a beautiful place to vacation to! Plus I want to go see the Pacific Ocean!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=new+zealand&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bGsJUdGGGIa68ATJxoGYDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=768&bih=928#biv=i|8;d|Y-2fnUrvvmUJ-M:
    2.) One thing I would like to learn this semester would be to learn about different fishes!

  21. If I could go anywhere related to the ocean, I would go to Jamaica. Jamaica is such a tropical place, full of life and vibrant colors. The water is so beautiful, warm and luke to your skin. The people are so outgoing and welcoming, it’s a happy environment to enjoy yourself, that’s why most people vacation there.

  22. I would go to the Caribbean because its so pretty and warm. In this class I want to learn about cute sea animals..2https://www.google.com/search?q=caribbean&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=gmsJUZO3BJHK9QTyp4DYCQ&biw=768&bih=928&sei=hGsJUe7iH4n-9QTjooBY#biv=i|2;d|GumfL1GBH7jK_M:

  23. 1. If you could go anywhere related ocean, where would it be and why? (can be a place near or in the ocean…even into the ocean.) Atlantic Ocean. Because I would like to see the different fish.

    2. What do you especially want to learn about in this Oceanography Class? I would like to learn about the different species of fish and other things in the ocean.

  24. 1.) If I could travel anywhere related to the ocean I would choose to go to the bottom of the ocean. I wanna see how deep & vast it really is. Plus, I wanna know how many other unknown creatures are living down there.
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&biw=768&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=bottom+of+ocean+floor&oq=bottom+of+ocean+&gs_l=img.1.4.0l2j0i24l5.53483.53483.0.57001.1.1.0.0.0.0.220.220.2-1.1.0…0.0…1ac.1.xflePfT9PK0#biv=i|1;d|sILj18BTDgGcBM:

    2.) I want to learn more about the creatures that live in the ocean.

  25. If I could go anywhere related too the ocean. I would go too barbados, because I have always seen pictures of that place having nice sandy beaches & clear blue water, with nice palm trees & like that’s my dream honey moon when I get married.

  26. 1. Though it’s been a couple years since I’ve been scuba diving, I’ve always wanted to dive the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. It’s the worlds largest single structure made by living organisms that can actually be seen from outer space. The reefs contain a very wide diversity of life and has been labeled one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

    2. I’m really looking forward to helping students with various labs, especially the GK-12 project!

  27. 1. If I could travel anywhere, I would go to the Bermuda Triangle. I would travel there because it is beautiful and I would like to learn more about it.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&q=bermuda&oq=bermuda&gs_l=img.3..0l10.1695.4459.0.4703.9.6.1.2.3.0.177.698.3j3.6.0…0.0…1ac.1.2.img.uDJhuvFyaT0&biw=768&bih=928&sei=77wLUdDLCI768QSH_YC4Bg#biv=i|2;d|DPe8Q-pUVCIPwM:

    2. In this class, I would like to learn more about the ocean and about the different kinds of animals that live in it.

  28. I am really interested in africa. The unique species of animals there, also the beaches look so different from North American beaches. I don’t think I would leave if I went there!

  29. If I could go anywhere in the ocean it would be the Bahamas because I feel as though if they have majestic creatures. https://www.google.com/search?q=the+bahamas&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=7coLUfn9GorQ9AT3_oHgCw&biw=768&bih=928&sei=8soLUeOSL4iy8ASYg4HgDw#biv=i|20;d|NAShxUnxzLkRiM:

    In this oceanography class I would like to learn more about the ocean and the creatures that live below.. I am so excited to start learning

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