Tag: biology

NASA Surveys Hurricane Damage to Puerto Rico’s Forests

NASA Surveys Hurricane Damage to Puerto Rico’s Forests

By Micah Moen 10 Comments December 5, 2019

Doug Morton: The forests of Puerto Rico are always changing. Following Hurricane Maria, they’ve changed a lot. But by taking measurements on the ground, in the air, and from space, we’re able to not only identify those changes, but also follow them through time as these landscapes recover the lush tropical forests they had before […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer  | Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer | Natural History Museum

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 4, 2019

I took this image of a seahorse with a cotton bud in Indonesia at the island of Sulawesi. It’s a small reef, not too far away from a town. We were snorkeling there and the reef was pretty good But as we were snorkeling there, the tide started to turn and some the debris started […]

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 2, 2019

You may not be wearing an insulated wetsuit like Pacific swimmer Ben Lecomte, but part of the outfit you’re wearing right now is going to come in contact with the ocean eventually. The new invisible threat that they’re discovering is that microfiber from all our clothes ends up in the ocean, and now they’re finding […]

How to Pass the August 2019 Living Environment Regents

How to Pass the August 2019 Living Environment Regents

By Micah Moen 1 Comment November 29, 2019

Don’t want to fail the Living Environment Regents this August? Then head on over to www.biovideotutor.com for a free video called, “How to Pass the Living Environment Regents!” My name is Guy Hauptman and in the “How to Pass the Living Environment Regents!” video, you will learn how to get a guaranteed 65+ on the […]

Tierney Thys: Swim with giant sunfish in the open ocean

Tierney Thys: Swim with giant sunfish in the open ocean

By Micah Moen 37 Comments November 25, 2019

I’d like to start tonight by something completely different, asking you to join me by stepping off the land and jumping into the open ocean for a moment. 90 percent of the living space on the planet is in the open ocean, and it’s where life — the title of our seminar tonight — it’s […]

Classroom Environment with Inquiry-based Learning (2 of 5)

Classroom Environment with Inquiry-based Learning (2 of 5)

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 21, 2019

I think we’ve all discovered that one of the most important things we can do is to make a classroom that feels safe. Because if we’re asking students from the very beginning to share their ideas, many students, especially those who are a little more on the science-phobic end, are not used to sharing their […]

Birding in a Forest – How to Find Birds

Birding in a Forest – How to Find Birds

By Micah Moen 4 Comments November 19, 2019

Our birding crew went to the local Heartland Forest to look for birds, and it turns out that finding birds in trees is very different than finding birds in a field. So join us as we learn how to find birds in a forest. On our way to the forest, we drove past Niagara Falls. […]

Disco Clams Light Up the Ocean Floor

Disco Clams Light Up the Ocean Floor

By Micah Moen 10 Comments November 15, 2019

(water bubbling) (disco music) (water bubbling)

Studying Ocean Sciences

Studying Ocean Sciences

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 10, 2019

Ocean Sciences is the study of the marine environment. It ranges from more physical sciences like geological oceanography to the more biological side which can include things like zoology. In the first year we all study together to get everyone up to speed and then in the second year you diverge into your separate groups […]

Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 10, 2019

BEN LECOMTE IS SWIMMING MORE THAN 5,500 MILES ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN — AND FROM THE GET-GO, THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY. IN ORDER TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, BEN NEEDS A MAP TO NAVIGATE STRONG CURRENTS, EDDIES, AND EVEN TO ADJUST FOR THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH. JEREMY: The further north you go, […]