Friday, July 15, 2016

How does ocean acidification effect us?
It will kill coral reefs, make many sea creatures less resilient to pollution, and would disorganize fish patterns

Would we study kelp at the Botany lab? Why or why not?
Yes, i believe we should because of the amount of studies that prove that kelp can be so beneficial to us and to the ocean. It also absorbs nitrogen and can remove toxins created by algae and

In what ways is growing kelp beneficial to the environment and economy?
Growing kelp is a cheap, and efficient way of reducing ocean acidification and prevents the growth of harmful algae which causes people to spend large amounts of money to reduce the toxins caused by the algae. Kelp is said to be the new kale, therefore it can also be farmed and sold to be eaten. Kelp does not fresh water, no feed and no fertilizer, which also saves money that would have been used for the all those supplies.

This week in the lab we started washing samples. We reviewed how to wash and then we began the long process of washing. Some samples can take up to an hour or even require a second wash. Usually, second washes  are easier than the first but can sometimes turn into a third and fourth wash. We put the geological time scale on a roll of toilet paper, it was a lonnnnggg roll of toilet paper. It was a fun activity that put into perceptive of how little humans have actually been around for, and that the dinosaurs were around for a small of amount compared to other things. Other than we have been washing samples, and Georgie presented a really cool presentation about the geological time scale.

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