Monday, May 6, 2013

Sculpture Materials

1. Clay

2. Wire

3. Plastic

If I could have any material to use for my sculpture I would want clay because its the easiest to work with.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Salmon handout

Kody Salinas
Tannith Felkins
March sixth, 2013

Section 5.4, Water Appropriations
This section is mostly about how the water streaming needs to be altered with to the right speed. Too slow would cause the flow to be weak to the point where the salmon don't know where to go. Too fast, and the salmon wouldn't be able to swim up the river and find their way. It would also sweep away any algae and other foods for the salmon. Another problem with a weak flow is that waste will build up and won't be cleared out.
Up gradient- up grade in elevation
Appropriations- saving or investing
Morphology- biology studying the bone structure of animals
Down gradient- a decrease in elevation
Upwelling- the process in which warm water is drawn away from along the shore
Detrimental- to damage or bring harm
Ambient- atmosphere of environment
Anondamous- the migration of fish
Optimum- the most favorable end result

Important facts
Maintaining water flow is the most important part of taking care of a salmons habitat.
Any disruption in the water can create problems with the salmons gills and cause great amounts of stress.
Processing ore slurs as much as 10.8 billion tons of mine waste from the mill to the waste-storage facilities, and slurrying concentrate along the 86-mile pipeline from the mine to the port.
Salmon need 30% to 50% of the average annual flow for passage through the lower and middle reaches of rivers, and up to 70% for passage up headwaters streams.
Stream flow also dictates the amount of spawning area available in any stream by regulating the area covered by water and the velocities and depths of water over the gravel beds.
According to Trasky (2008), groundwater directly affects the productivity of salmon-bearing streams by (1) sustaining stream base flows and moderating water level in groundwater-fed lakes and streams; (2) providing stable temperature regimes and refugia; (3) providing nutrients and inorganic ions; and (4) providing stable spawning habitat.
Removing or reducing groundwater would reduce summer and winter stream flows, increase summer stream temperatures, and reduce winter water temperatures—all of which would be detrimental to salmon and their food supplies.
Groundwater from the mine area is the source of many of the seeps and upwelling areas in streams currently used by spawning salmon. Sites with upwelling groundwater are preferentially selected by salmon for spawning.
Changes in water temperature as a result of proposed surface and ground water appropriations are also likely to affect salmon habitat in Upper Talarik Creek and the North and South Forks of the Koktuli River. Water temperature is one of the most important factors governing the well-being of stream ecosystems and salmon populations.
Water temperature affects the egg incubation, metabolism rate, food consumption, growth rate, maturation, resistance to disease and parasites, and emergence timing of aquatic insects

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Is This Fair?

Students should be able to eat outside of the lunchroom.I think that students should be able to eat outside of the lunchroom. I think that as said in the student handbook, a detention for eating in class is too harsh for a first offense. I think it should be changed because in some cases kids need to eat during class. For example if a kid has low blood sugar he or she would have to eat something sugary once or twice during class hours to keep their blood sugar up. Plus the rule being removed would save the trouble of that one kid eating making the other kids want food too.

Monday, January 21, 2013

If I could go back in time...

If I could go back in time I would go back to the Stone Age. The reason I would go back would be to change all of history!!!! I would bring a rainbow hummer with a flat screen tv mounted on the top playing the nyan cat video. I would also have humongous speakers on the sides playing dub step and have a dirt bike with a banner streaming from the back with a picture of lady gaga.

Then I would go back to the present and see how that changed history and if there was a lady gaga religion and a nyan cat-Jesus

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Worst Restaurant Experience

My worst resturaunt experience was last summer at a pizza hut in South Carolina. We got to the Pizza Hut about ten minutes before an all you can eat buffet that we didn't know the Pizza Hut had. So like two minutes before the buffet we saw the sign on the menu and decided to do that instead. My family had been to buffets before but not in South Carolina. The second the buffet started about 40 people rushed in through the door and in an instant the buffet was gone. The whole buffet hour was like a battle over food around a tiny food stand against people at least 150 pounds heavier than you each. I will never forget that horrible buffet and can honestly say that I will never go there for a buffet again.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Expendables Two

The Expendables two is a sequel to the 2010 Expendables. The movie is about a team of elite mercenary group who are given a seemingly simple task that becomes more complicated when a terrorist steals a deadly weapon and kills one of their friends.

To see the trailer click here