Ecology Current Events Template

by pfeynman
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Ecology
Grade:
6,7,8

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Ecology Current Events Template

Newsela .com You can read all kinds of cool stories about what's happening right now in science at Newsela .com To sign in: Class code = GWSETKClick on "Sign in" on Home pageClick "Student" First name = "Science" Last name = "Class"Make up an appropriate user name that you will remember (we will see it!)Password = "ilovescience"1) Go to Newsela.com Science Page 2) Find an interesting article by scrolling, or by searching for a topic you like (to search click on the magnifying glass in the top right)3) Pick your just right reading level using the blue numbers on the right - the top number is the hardest 4) Like it? Keep reading. 5) Don't like it? Pick something else!

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What's Happening Right Now?

New glass eye for one-eyed Rockfish By Seattle Times, adapted by Newsela staffSeattle — Even fish need a beauty makeover every now and then.Veterinarians at the Vancouver Aquarium have improved the looks — and the lives — of fish there thanks to a surgical procedure that was pioneered in the 1990s.Two rockfish at the aquarium now sport bright yellow ocular prosthetics, or glass eyes.The rockfish each lost an eye due to disease, and the operation restored their former good looks. The primary goal, however, was not to make the fish more beautiful — it was to help them fit in.The one-eyed rockfish were being attacked by other fish, who seemed to view the empty eye socket as a sign of weakness, according to Seattle Aquarium veterinarian Dr. Lesanna Lahner.Lahner said the operation does make the fish look better, but she emphasized, “my main concern is fish health.”Even Fish Are BulliedAt the Seattle Aquarium, a handful of fish have received the implants. Lahner assisted the Vancouver veterinarians with their one-eyed rockfish last month. Read more.....

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Dr. Lesanna Lahner, a veterinarian at the Seattle Aquarium, is developing a technique to implant prosthetic eyes in fish. Photo: Erika Shultz/Seattle Times/TNS

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