100 word challenge- Weather changes

I’m a weather journalist and if any crazy happens I faint but then I miss it. I love going round the world seeing what’s going to happen each day. I had crashed my plane a few months ago, I’m not sure why I thought I could fly a plane. It was like land were in every corner was a different season. I went to a lake and got some fresh water, THE WEATHER CHANGED DRAMATICALLY!! The snow was tumbling down the hill and the sun shone over, the snow pushed me strong and the sun bravely caused everything to melt.

 

100word challenge- Egg adorance

Hey guys have you ever seen a chicken lay an egg like this? Well we live in the veggie patch with fruits and veggies and were sick of being healthy. We built a whole empire, and you know how I found the egg. Well we were building the statue of Puberty, and from the top I spotted a treat. So we weren’t supposed to leave the city walls but we had to. We cracked the top and started floating out. We took a little flick and then a lick. As we the tasted this treasure, Ahhhhhhhhhh a girl grabbed us.

100 word challenge- Helping birth

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Hi Andrew,

Well how amazing, how pressuring is it when there could be a life in danger, and you can’t see properly and the mother doesn’t know what’s happening? How old are you and where did you study? How did you get into it did someone show you or family did it or friends or did you watch a video? Do you ever get scared when you don’t have the equipment or tools and there is something wrong and you can’t do that much, and then you have to rush to hospital? Do you feel lonely away from your family?

 

Here’s how I interpret it,

In the dead of night sleeping, woken up by the ringing tone of the phone. You rush up fall and grab the phone with a tight grasp. You here there’s someone coming and people rush in with a woman on a stretcher. You look at her face and tell it’s going to be all right. Looking around finding what you have in store when you don’t have vital tools and equipment. You think in your brain using your knowledge and find what’s wrong you use only a stethoscope and see the problem. You say what’s wrong and bring them to satisfaction.

100 word challenge- My dreamtime

My goal is to be less descriptive.

I’ve been living in the outback and I’m a tale no legend as old as the dreamtime. I been surviving on what Mother Nature’s been giving me. I eat the animals that step in the red plains each morn. And I live out of grasses, leaves, bark and branches bundled over each other. But one day as I travelled down the pebbled track I walked down the current of where the water flowed each day and night. But it was empty and my skills were dying off. If animals died I couldn’t survive, wait the water kept gushing out, ‘’It’s back’’ I cried.

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BTN- Weedy Sea Dragon

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This is the link to this week’s BTN http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4671270.htm

Only 15 Km from Sydney is dragon territory were the dragons nest he scientific name for this sea dragon is Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, ring any bells. Jump in the water and looking in the coral reef you might just sea one floating amongst the seaweed. Weedy Sea dragons are native to Australia and can be mostly found in the waters of the south east coasts of Australia. They’re related to the sea horse, and mostly just drift around in the water, and it just blends in with kelp around it. The problem is these colourful creatures are becoming harder and harder to spot, and not just because of their clever camouflage. Size: Adults of this species are approximately 45 cm long. Colour: Their red bodies are with purple and yellow marks. The Males are darker in colour than the females. Body: The narrow bodies of these Sea dragons have numerous leaf-like appendages and short dorsal spines. The appendages give them a weed-like appearance. Male Weedy Sea Dragons are more slender than the females. Snouts: They have long tube-like snouts. Fins: A long dorsal fin runs along its back while there are two pectoral fins on both sides of the neck. Tails: These Sea dragons have long tails. The males have a brooding pouch located under their tails. JOHN TURNBULL, RESEARCHER: This is the best site in Sydney so you can still see them here reliably. Other sites – particularly on the north side of Sydney where they used to be a common occurrence, now you’re lucky to find one, and sometimes you find none. Luckily, marine biologists have a plan to work out how many dragons are left. Instead of catching and tagging every sea dragon they find, they’re asking citizen scientist divers off the coasts of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania to take photos of the creatures and send them in. The researchers are then using a kind of facial recognition software to identify each fish’s’ unique patterns! Their program allows them to map out the markings of the sea dragon and it becomes a special fingerprint to track it. Every time they find a new one they use common sense and logic to give it an appropriate name.  And it will tell us if it’s David or Greg or Alicia. Because every single new sea dragon we have gets a name so we can follow it over the years. Weedy sea dragons are classified as ‘near threatened’, but scientists reckon this research could provide enough info to have them re-listed as ‘endangered’. They reckon climate change could be a big part of the problem for the sea dragons. They say rising sea temperatures are killing the kelp which leaves them homeless. Once there gone there gone, and once we lose we lose them forever. And with the impact we’ve done that will be really sad. They’re asking divers to keep sending in their photos so they can make sure there are more little David’s, Greg’s or Alicia’s swimming around Australia in the future. And we have to remember their only one of two sea dragon species.

I know understand how our existence has impacted how much they have been found. It’s seems like their very little adaptations so they can’t camouflage. We’ve been paying attention to animals that aren’t native to our Australia so I think we should pay more attention to that. I also understand that they use a special genetic pattern to track them. And they name them.

 

Why do they name them with simple names?

How many are left?

What types of animals are related to it?

 

 

 

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100 Word challenge: Lightning Hurrah

My goal was to do a poem, but a short sentence like a storybook at the end.

Lightning flashes and flickers like sparks of fireworks. It’s like a big light show festival but with danger and distress. It comes in different shapes and sizes and tries to attack the best. Lightning never comes without a friend, his good old mate thunder. In the flash of lightning I saw something like a shadow, in the dark and that’s what happens when lightning is around. Lightning and thunder are like subway without one ingredient it’s terrible out there. No colours colliding or songs to sing like poems. There’s only darkness like you’re trapped in a bubble, and you look back at what’s really the truth inside.

 Prompt-  In the flash of lightning I saw 

BTN- Tasmanian Devils Threat

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Link to the website http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3240907.htm

This week’s BTN was about Tassie devils, and a type of cancer disease that’s causing threat to extinction.

Sometimes Tassie devils look like an awful bunch who bite and scratch, but there just understood. Tasmania devils might not look the best and have an image problem, but that’s at the bottom of the scale, their population has been cut more than 80% and have made their place on the endangered species list. It was believed by many that they died out across the mainland of Australia about 400 years ago. Tasmania was and still is they only place you can find them since they English came and settled. They were hunted because they were walking around and always eat people’s chickens. Now they are protected by the law, but since the mid-nineties they’ve been up against a new threat. It’s called devil facial tumour cancer. It’s a special type of cancer because it can be caught by other devils, it’s contagious. No one’s sure what causes it but it spreads when devil’s scratch and bite each other, which always happens while having a meal. The tumour builds up around its face and mouth until it can’t eat and it starves to death. So once they get it they only get around six months left to live. A lot of specialists working in the fields of Tassie, think that exciton is a real possibility. But there hoping that the disease dies out before the Devils do. So what do you think one of the solutions are? Tasmania devils babies. There called joey’s like Kangaroos, and when that baby devil is born it’s no bigger than a grain of rice. Tassie devils give birth to about 30 joeys. But because they only have four teats only around four survive. It’s really a challenge to see the fittest and survival. TIFFANY EASTLEY: It would be such a huge tragedy for the species if these guys were to go extinct. I can’t imagine it, I don’t like to think about it and you feel every day like you’re doing something really important because this might be their last hope, what we are doing, breeding them and maintaining a healthy population like Audrey here in captivity. Tiffany manages the breeding, and they’ve raised more than 50 devils there. But breading the devils hasn’t been so easy. They found that devils born in captivity find it hard to breed and there not sure why yet. At the zoo there trying to aim to make another big population there so if ones in the wild die out, they won’t be gone forever. As the disease spreads across Tasmania the race is on to find the cause and a cure, or else one day what we see here in captivity could be all that’s left.

 

I know understand, that Tasmanian Devils have been facing threat for longer than I thought, and that they use to live all over the country until populated. They’ve faced many threats including body features, habitat and babies. And that know there’s a disease causing them to die, and out of their 30 babies only 4 survive. It’s hard to fight this disease because we don’t know what’s causing it. It’s also worrying that one day there might only be ones born in captivity.

 

What are animals are the Tassie devils related to?

How many are left?

Have the numbers been decreasing or increasing?

Where was the first sighting?

Who named the Tassie devil?

When did the tumour cancer start?

My personal opinion is that, i like how zoos are joining in helping, and that are find it sad that the population is dying. Also these little creatures/animals have been through a lot of harm. Also hoping that our country tries to support and help figure out, what’s causing this terrible disease and that they stay alive, after all there one of Australia’s native animals.

 

 

 

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Aquarium excursion- Adaptations

Adaptations-‘ living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environment.’

Today we went to the Melbourne Aquarium, and we saw different marine life we saw fish, starfish, cuttlefish, sea dragons and my favourite was the penguins, and we talked about how they adapt in their natural habitat, what they eat and their weight and size. I’m talking about are adorable penguins, the baby ones have brown fluffy fur and a blocked by a wall to the adults, if the baby’s swim they sink because the water will absorb into it and their weight will turn against them. They have really shiny, and sparkly feathers because their rolled in oil, so water and oil don’t like each other so the water glides above them. Their feet are specially designed to walk through the snow and let them glide through the water, it very rough and tough and spiky. They also have layers of skin and fur to keep warm in their harsh environments. Their beaks are specially designed like a swordfish, it sharp and can break through fish and ice. Their skin is waterproof and keeps them adapted to the cold water so they don’t freeze. They also had their long silky wings and they looked like underwater flying birds. There are the king penguin, the emperor penguins, fairy penguins and the gentoo penguins. The website https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/explore/

100 word challenge-Hamburger Alert

My goal is to do it as the perspective of the hamburger, instead of a person or animal a food.

One day i was lying around a lonely bun with sesame seeds on top. As i could see in the burning, crisping frypan was the burger being flipped constantly, burn up till it’s just right. Then the cheese was being pulled out of  processed, chemical added flavour packet, it had a cheesy grin, as it slipped around. And the tomato and lettuce were being chopped up, swirled in a machine and then freshly grated. Then it was time to mix everything into one, a delicious masterpiece, all different tastes and mixtures your taste buds would be nuts. But they hated us, and before being thrown out rotting for what seems like years we were snatched by these papery hands and children were messing around and we started to eat them up.fast supper Gloucester cathedral