Monthly Archives: January 2012

Comparing Blanding’s Turtles Born at Different Locations

Kame

This year, there are three different hatching locations for the Blanding’s turtle head starts:  Great Meadows area in Concord, Littleton (on the side of Route 2) and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.  Your job for this blog is to do the following:

1.  Read about both Great Meadow and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuges by clicking on the links.  Name three interesting facts about EACH wildlife refuge.

2.  On the spreadsheet that you received about the location of hatching, dates of hatching, and December weights, please answer the following questions:

a.  What is the range of hatching dates at Great Meadows?  (when did the first group hatch and when did the last group hatch?)

b.  What is the range of hatching dates at Oxbow?  (when did the first group hatch and when did the last group hatch?)

c.  When did the Littleton turtles hatch?

d.  What is the range of December weights for the Great Meadows turtles?  (the lowest weight to the highest weight)

e.  What is the range of December weights for the Littleton turtles?  (the lowest weight to the highest weight)

f.  What is the range of December weights for the Oxbow turtles? (the lowest weight to the highest weight)

3.  What differences do you notice and why do you think there are these differences?  What other data might help you figure out these differences?

DUE THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH

 

2011 Blogging in Review

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