On Friday the 10th of May, the Friends of the Environment had three films at the Community Center. They were about the coral reef, ambigris and sharks. There was popcorn for two dollars. It was a great way to learn about our local eco- system.
Lion fish are one of the many INVASIVE fish in the Caribbean. They eat most of they juvenile tropical fish, which is very bad for our ecosystem. If you see a lion fish try to spear it. “BUT BE CAREFUL THESE FISH ARE POISONOUS”
Bush medicine was used because there were rarely any doctors in the Bahamas. Mr. Omar has teach us about some bush medicine. You could see him in the community center. Here some bushes medicines that he teaches about:
headache, eczema, acne
leaves in water, 5 mins, strain the brew, and drink hot or cold,
sweetened or unsweetened.
blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease
leaves for 15-20 minutes covered (to ensure no light gets in),
strain brew, and drink hot, sweetened or unsweetened.
God is awesome Ge is almighty God, he created us creatures and the animals of the sea. Every day an animal is killed so that means we are killing God’s animals. We should help our sea life. God put us on this planet to be his people so let’s do that. It’s what we must do.
There are many animals out there in the sea but why take so many. Well, we won’t have any more to seafood eat and the environment would be ruined. As Bahamian’s, we eat conch. Do you know how many conch are exported out of The Bahamas each year? 600,000+ pounds. So please protect waters and all sea life, by not over fishing, also watch out for poachers, and never take a conch that is a juvenile with less than a 15mm lip thickness. Lastly, I’d like you to congratulate grades 5 and 6 for coming in 1st place at the annual Science Fair. Each year Hope Town either comes first or second in the Science Fair, held at New Visions in Marsh Harbour.
So far this season, there have been many hurricanes. Maria, Harvey, and Irma have been the most destructive. These hurricanes have already caused 224 billion dollars in damage. Here in the Abacos we are fortunate that we haven’t been hit that bad. Here are some facts about these destructive beasts:
Here is a photograph of hurricane Irma in the Southern Bahamas.
A hurricane is an intense tropical storm with powerful winds and heavy rain.
Other names for a hurricane include cyclone, typhoon and tropical storm.
While they are essentially the same thing, the different names usually indicate where the storm took place. Tropical storms that form in the Atlantic or Northeast Pacific (near the United States) are called hurricanes, those that form near in the Northwest Pacific (near Japan) are called typhoons and those that form in the South Pacific or Indian oceans are called cyclones.
Hurricanes usually form in tropical areas of the world.
Hurricanes develop over warm water and use it as an energy source.
Hurricanes lose strength as they move over land.
Coastal regions are most at danger from hurricanes.
As well as violent winds and heavy rain, hurricanes can also create tornadoes, high waves and widespread flooding.
Hurricanes are regions of low atmospheric pressure (also known as a depression).
The wind flow of hurricanes in the southern hemisphere is clockwise while the wind flow of hurricanes in the northern hemisphere is counterclockwise.
Weather in the eye of a hurricane is usually calm.
The eye of a hurricane can be anywhere from 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) in diameter to over 200 miles (320 kilometres) but they are usually around 30 miles (48 kilometres).
The winds around the eye of a hurricane are usually the strongest.
Hurricanes can be tracked by weather satellites and weather radar closer to land.
Hurricanes have led to the death of around 2 million people over the last 200 years.
The 1970 Bhola Cyclone that struck Bangladesh killed over 300000 people.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina killed over 1800 people in the United States and caused around $80 billion dollars worth of property damage. The city of New Orleans was hit particularly
hard with levee breaches leading to around 80% of the city being flooded.
There is a heat wave here in The Bahamas. It is going to last for about 4 or 5 more days. Between the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., try to stay out of the sun. You can keep pails or buckets of water in your house to stay cooler. Also, if you have pets try to keep them inside where it is cool. A few people have already had to go to the clinic from dehydration. If you need to be outside, wear sunscreen and a hat. Always keep water with you. Stay safe.
When green sea turtles are born they are only 5 cm (2 in) long.When they grow up, they can be up to 1.5 meters (5 ft) in length and can weigh over 300 kg (700 lbs) making them the largest of the hard shell sea turtles. The dorsal shell of the green turtle, or carapace, is wide, smooth, and brownish-olive in color.
Soccer League has started back up. We always have fun when we play soccer. Our coaches Mr.Pete and Mr. Neil are the best, they always help when needed. Soccer is one of my favorite sports. Every Monday is our practice. Soccer is very fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!