Posted by: D. Rand | October 16, 2009

Fluffy the Science Dog dreams of helping learn about the earth from space!

What would you like to see from space?

What would you like to learn about the earth from space?

Sometimes there are so many tiny, microscopic plants called phytoplankton growing in one area of the ocean that they can be seen from space! When this happens we call it an algae bloom.

Sometimes there are so many tiny, microscopic plants called phytoplankton growing in one area of the ocean that they can be seen from space! Look at the greenish color to find them. When this happens it is called an algae bloom.

Fluffy the Science Dog dreams of looking at the earth from space!


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  1. Dear Fluffy,
    3M has some questions for you:
    Did you find any new kind of species of animals in your ocean study?
    What interesting body parts did the animals have?
    What kind of animals have you seen?
    How deep and cold is the water where you are?

    And of course, How are you doing? Are you enjoying your trip? Is Fluffy having a nice time?

    Can you let Mrs. Rand know that we’ve done a good deal of reflecting about our Insect Olympics. We’ve thought about changes we could have made and good contestants we could have chosen!

    See you soon!
    3M

    • Dear 3M,

      What great questions!

      We are finding microscopic saltwater animals here that are too small to see using just our eyes to large animals with very sharp claws. I should know because I one of these large crabs bite me on the tongue when I tried to throw it back into the ocean! Wait until you see the photo! I found out that Blue Crabs are very aggressive! The water in the marshes here is 25 feet at the deepest; the storm has brought high wind and also higher tides than normal. The water temperature is 64 degrees today.

      Love,
      Fluffy the Science Dog


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