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Science Companion Watery Earth Virtual Field Trip

Science Companion Watery Earth Virtual Field Trip

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Prompted by the enormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this month's field trip explores some ways how we can clean water.
Prompted by the enormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this month's field trip explores some ways how we can clean water.

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Published by: Science Companion on May 19, 2010
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WateryEarth
 
Science Field Trip
 
May is National Wetlands Month.Sadly, it’s also a time when the whole world is waiting to seewhat happens after the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
On April 20, 2010,an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexicoexploded and oil beganleaking out of an undergroundwell on the ocean’s oor. 
Like the edges ofthe great wetlands in
 
Florida, the Everglades.
Many ecosystems could bedamaged by this spill.
As well as beachesand barrier islandsAnd like thismangrove swampAnd coral reefs
 
Many kinds of sh
Turn the page to nd out some ways you can clean up water...
 
Birds like Brown Pelicans
 And many animals could be injured.
Like sea turtles
And bottle-nosed dolphins
Scientists are exploring many ideas about howto stop the spill and clean up the oil that isalready in the water, hoping that they can savethese special places and keep plants, animals,and people healthy.
 
Some resources to check out:
(just click on the title to automatically link to the webpage...)

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