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Activity: Fish Adaptations to the Environment

Sketch a fish that includes all of the adaptations your group predicted to help its survival in this particular habitat.

Activity: Fish Terminology

Use your knowledge about fish anatomy to describe and draw a fish using proper terminology.

Activity: Observing Fish Scales

Use your observation and investigation skills to investigate different types of fish scales.

Activity: What is a Fish?

There is an astounding diversity of fish in the ocean, rivers, and lakes. Look at different groups of aquatic animals to build a working definition of fish.

Activity: Whale Feeding Strategies

Investigate the various feeding strategies used by mysticete and odontocete cetaceans.

Activity: Insulation in Marine Mammals

Investigate the role of marine mammal blubber and fur in maintaining internal body temperature.

Activity: Measuring Whale Dimensions

Use dimensional scaling to model how marine mammal biologists measure the size of large marine mammals in the wild.

Activity: Identifying Cetaceans

Develop your own dichotomous key to identify various cetacean species.


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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.