Island Dig



Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:47AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome to the Camp Internet Channel Islands Oceanography Dig …… we are going off shore today to explore the waters surrounding the Channel Islands of California. What features on land and in the sea influence life in the channel waters ? Where do they come from ? What do they cause ? Let’s find out !!

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:47AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG #1 - What is the largest geographic feature that influences life in the Channel ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #2 - What are the names of the two zones in the water that meet in the Channel and influence life in the Channel waters ? Where do they come from ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #3 - There is another BIG force that effects sea life in the Channel waters and it happens in February and March each year – right when the whale visitors increase in number. What is this force caused by and what does it do to the water ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #4 - Now read carefully, what is the name of the SOUTHERN current that brings the warmer Mexican waters up into the Channel and what time of year does this happen ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #5 - What are the names of the two channels off the coast of Southern California ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #6 - Name the three main features in geography UNDER the sea in the Channel waters. Which are higher and what is the lowest ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig#7 – How many types of whales and dolphins visit the Channel waters and what agency studies them ? button

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #8 - Learn about the Sustainable Seas Expedition that is studying the oceanography and marine biology of the National Marine Sanctuaries. From their main page at this button , click on Channel Islands to find out what technologies they have used to study the Channel Islands Sanctuary. And what documents do they create using those technologies ? Come back and tell us what you discover !

Channel Islands Explorers Team: . . . . Tue, Nov 5, 6:50AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig #9 – If you could be an animal or creature living in the Channel waters – which would you choose and why ?

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