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Hello grade 1/2’s from Moreton Bay…

Today in enviro science your challenge is to post a question into this blog so I can answer them while I am in Moreton Bay. I hope that you have visited the Teachlive site to see what we have been upto.

http://www.teachlive.org.au/port-fairy-consolidated-school/blog

What are you wondering? I have been using a lot of science equipment… are you wondering what types I have been using… I’ve been learning about different types of seagrass… what types of seagrass are at Moreton Bay… Do you think the water is cold or hotter than at Port Fairy?  What types of creatures are using the seagrass as their home?

I can’t wait until you ask me different questions….

50 Comments

  1. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 11:54 am | #

    ask me a question…

  2. ivan
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:13 am | #

    do dugongs really eat 40 kilos of seagrass a day

  3. Lachie
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:15 am | #

    What do dugongs smell like

  4. Eadie
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:16 am | #

    Have you seen a baby dugong

  5. Matilda
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:18 am | #

    Why are dugons fat

  6. Timo
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:19 am | #

    How is it going in Moreton Bay

  7. Talya
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:21 am | #

    How much seagrass have you seen

  8. Bailey
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 2:09 am | #

    How big is a dugong poo. What is the biggest they get?

  9. Marli
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 2:12 am | #

    Do dugongs make a noise

  10. Sophie
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 2:13 am | #

    Have you seen a baby dugong with its mum

  11. Dominic
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 2:15 am | #

    Have you seen another sea creature

  12. Isaac M
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 2:16 am | #

    Have you seen a dugong eating

  13. Helena
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 2:18 am | #

    Do dugongs laugh

  14. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:02 am | #

    I think they are happy out hear inMprton Bay… I’m not sure if they laugh. I’ll let you know if I hear one.

  15. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:05 am | #

    Yes Dom we have seen heaps of other marine creatures. We have seen Dolphins, sea turtles, catfish,blue swimmer crabs and sea eagles. The blue swimmer crabs have been fighting over our bait lines. We see them on our go pro films at night.

  16. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:06 am | #

    No not yet. It would be very exciting to see a baby calf with its mum.

  17. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:07 am | #

    Dugongs onlye a noise when they resurface to breathe out their nostrils.

  18. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:08 am | #

    It is great here at Moreton Bay. It is a lot of hard work. We snorkelled for whole day yesterday setting up Seagrass feeding stations.

  19. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:11 am | #

    No not yet. I’m not sure if it is the breeding season for dugongs. It is really hard to see a dugongs. They only come up to the surface quickly.

  20. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:12 am | #

    I haven’t got Close enough to smell one yet. I’m sure they smell as fresh as the sea…

  21. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:13 am | #

    Yes it is. The Seagrass is low in nutrients so it is really to roots or rhizomes that they gets at of their energy from.

  22. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 3:15 am | #

    Thanks for such great questions. I replying out on the boat. It is a little bumpy out here on he water… Please excuses spelling… Keep the questions coming…

  23. 3/4B
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:17 am | #

    Are dugongs smart?

  24. 3/4B
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:18 am | #

    Do dugongs eat all seagrass?

  25. 3/4B
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:19 am | #

    Why do dugongs eat sea grass?

  26. Bailey G
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:20 am | #

    How many Dugongs have you seen

  27. 3/4B
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:20 am | #

    What does the sea grass look like?

  28. Jade
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:21 am | #

    Is the sears healthy.
    Have you seen a big herd of Dugongs

  29. Charlotte
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:23 am | #

    How many baby dugongs have you seen

  30. Abi
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:24 am | #

    Have you enjoyed your visit so far

  31. Kirra
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:25 am | #

    Can Dugongs have four babies at one time

  32. Ivan
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:36 am | #

    A question they all asked was why is dugong poo so much smaller than cow pats?

  33. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:09 am | #

    Dugong poo is smaller than cow poo because a dugong has only one stomach. The poo is shaped like sausage as it is made of seagrass that the dugong eats.

  34. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:11 am | #

    Yes Abi, I have enjoyed myself so far. We still have 4 more days of seagrass sampling to go. I have enjoyed being on different boats and learning how to take seagrass samples.

  35. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:12 am | #

    HI Charlotte, I haven’t seen any dugong babies myself. But the boat that went out today saw baby dugongs.

  36. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:13 am | #

    The sea is healthy and it is looking good. I have seen dugongs swimming by themselves. One of the research boats today saw a bigger group of dugongs.

  37. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:28 am | #

    WE have seen 4 different species of seagrass. All of the seagrass has different shaped leaves and we have only one species that occurs in Port Fairy. Have a look at the blog and I will post more photographs of seagrass for you to see.

  38. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:29 am | #

    I have seen 3 dugongs.

  39. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:38 am | #

    Yes they do..

  40. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 6:43 am | #

    Dugongs are smart enough to know what they need to know to survive. They know where to find their food source and how to raise their young successfully.

  41. Dru
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:34 pm | #

    How come dugongs are longer than cows but cows are fatter

  42. Tenae
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm | #

    How many times a day does a dugong come up to breath

  43. Jacob
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:37 pm | #

    How fast do dugongs swim

  44. Eve
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:39 pm | #

    Why does an adult dugong’s tail change shape

  45. Xavier
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:40 pm | #

    Is dugong poo good for the environment

  46. Ivan
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm | #

    Hi Tracey.4/5 have heaps of questions but mostly they wanted to know how long they can hold their breath and how fast they can swim.
    Also how long do the babies stay with their mum

  47. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm | #

    Hi everyone, dugongs can hold their breath for up to 2 minutes. They stay with their babies for up to 18 months. Thanks

  48. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm | #

    I’m not sure that it does… It probably gets bigger.

  49. pfcsenviro
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm | #

    It’s really about the habitat where they live. Dugongs need to float and their size relates to that…

  50. 3/4B
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm | #

    Where do you sleep at night?

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