Seal Scat, Plastic Pollution

ENVIRONMENT Tiny pieces of plastics are turning up in the feces of seals that feed on whole fish, demonstrating how seaborne contamination can move up the food chain. (Seeker) Use our inquiry-based activity to help guide student discussion about human impact on ocean animals. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research documents the presence … Continue reading Seal Scat, Plastic Pollution

Of Cod and Climate

SCIENCE Ancient cod bones unearthed at an Alaska archaeological site carry a very modern warning for a world with a rapidly changing climate—as sea levels rise, so do levels of mercury in the food web. (Alaska Dispatch News) Use this activity to learn more about marine food webs. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Alaska … Continue reading Of Cod and Climate