Posted by: blausteinhhs | September 1, 2010

Biodiversity

Biodiversity: Why is it important?

Please read the following article and watch the movie clip on the following link:  Biodiversity: More than a list and stranger than Avatar

Next, answer the questions below.  You must answer the questions on this blog  by clicking on “Leave a Comment” tab  below and then submit your comments.

1. What do you think biodiversity means?

2. What is plankton?

3. What is the difference between zooplankton and phytoplankton? (hint: watch the movie clip on the website)

4. What do they use the plankton net for on the boat? (hint: watch the movie clip on the website)

5. Why do they use the filters?

6. What do you think the ocean water is clearer in Florida than in Massachusetts?

7. Why does the author compare biodiversity on earth to the movie Avatar? Explain in detail and give examples.

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