Lesson 13A – Q&As
Marine Pollution / MPAs / Overfishing
1) What is an MPA? (What does acronym stand for? Also, give definition/description)
2) What are the complete names and locations of 2 U.S. Marine Sanctuaries? (Note: you must give “National Marine Sanctuary” as part of the name).
3) As discussed in the videos on Overfishing and Bycatch, list 2 poor/disruptive fishing techniques that are unintentionally killing fish and other marine life.
4) As discussed in the videos on Overfishing and Bycatch, what is bycatch and give an example?
Lesson 13A DISCUSSION
Prior to the due date, please discuss one of the following (either coral reefs or the Pacific Garbage Patch). At the start of your discussion, mention which of these issues you are discussing:
Review these links on coral reefs:
https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/florida/stories-in-florida/floridas-spectacular-coral reef-system/Links to an external site.
https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/caribbean/stories-in-caribbean/caribbean-a-revolution-in-coral-conservation/ Links to an external site. You’ve been made aware of some of the threats to coral in south Florida. What can you do to help prevent further damage to coral?
Review these videos on the Pacific Garbage Patch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VrrxMIiwgQ
Links to an external site.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnCbTTTi7icLinks to an external site
Were you aware of this environmental issue? What did you think about it? What could you do to help the situation?
Lesson 13b – Discussion 2626 unread replies.2626 replies.Prior to the due date, research/review some of the challenges as well as adaptation actions associated with warming and its impact on our local coastal areas (Florida / South Florida / Palm Beach County) . Be sure to cite your references.
Include the following in your discussion:
Have you or someone you know been affected by the impact of warming on our coastal community? Do you notice any changes associated with warming on our beaches or in our coastal waters? Discuss some specific impacts of warming that we in South Florida are vulnerable to. Also suggest some adaptation techniques that would make us resilient in the face of these challenges. ———————————————————————————————————————————-
Lesson 13b – Q&As
1.Explain how the ice-albedo loop affects Earth’s climate. Is it a positive or negative feedback loop?
Explain how the DMS-CCN loop affects Earth’s climate. Is it a positive or negative feedback loop.
List two major greenhouse gases that are having significant impacts on Earth’s warming.
Give one example of how we can mitigate global warming.
Give one example of how we can adapt to global warming.
EACH DISCUSSION HAS TO BE 200 WORDS
Lesson 13A – Q&As