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Neurohistochemical biomarkers of the marine neurotoxicant, domoic acid

Neurohistochemical biomarkers of the marine neurotoxicant, domoic acid http://t.co/uKHpTXz5Nh
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Haven for sea lions - The Star Online

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Haven for sea lions
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Researchers have also examined other potential causes: toxins, such as the domoic acid released by algae and a threat to sea lions in the past, or perhaps an illness that spread through the sea lion population.
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The Marine Mammal Center : Domoic Acid Toxicity

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RT @Ojarumalu_Princ: The Marine Mammal Center : Domoic Acid Toxicity http://t.co/fa3v5IFlZX via @sharethis
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Domic acid: Another Case

 

This article is about the basics and overall what is Domoic Acid and how does it affect the marine mammals around us. It is also about what specifically is affected when a marine mammal comes into contact with Domoic Acid. 

 

Other people who have Scooped this article are saying that this is a great way to learn and futher their education with the topic of domoic acid. They are also saying that this is such a revlevant topic and there needs to be more advances in this area of study.

 

I agree with the commenters of this article. I think that we as a community need to learn more and learn how to prevent the spread of Domoic Acid in the future. 

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New State Test Prompts Cross-Curriculum Changes - Proactive, positive response to change

New State Test Prompts Cross-Curriculum Changes - Proactive, positive response to change | Environmental Education - Domoic Acid | Scoop.it

President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative last month to connect 99 percent of America's K-12 students to 1 gigabit of broadband and high-speed Wi-Fi in the next five years. Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission took the first step to achieve that goal by modernizing its $2.5 billion subsidy program to bring faster Internet to schools and libraries. Together, these initiatives create a moment of opportunity to transform teaching and learning in America's schools.

 

The 21st century classroom will leverage technology to improve student outcomes by personalizing learning, but it must be built on a foundation of robust Internet infrastructure. Our schools need wireless networks and 100 megabits of Internet connectivity (growing to 1 gigabit in the next five years) to support one-to-one digital learning.

 

 

Unfortunately, according to my organization's research, only 23 percent of America's schools have the bandwidth they need for the 21st century classroom. That's 40 million kids, the next generation of talent we need across every segment of society, being left behind. The most common problems: slow connections to schools, outdated content filters that create network bottlenecks and spotty Wi-Fi. Even in Silicon Valley, only 39 percent of schools have the Internet infrastructure they need.

 

So why do we have this problem? In part, it's because computers are moving from the principal's office and computer lab to the student's desk - increasing the demand for bandwidth by more than 10-fold. It's also partly a lack of resources: Few school districts have the capital to connect their schools to fiber and upgrade their Wi-Fi networks. Even fewer can afford the specialized networking and purchasing expertise needed to design, implement, monitor and manage a network. Addressing these issues will be the equivalent of upgrading our schools from dial-up to broadband.

 

The FCC action to modernize its subsidy program provides an opportunity to address this. Created by Congress in 1996, the E-Rate program provides the financial support to ensure that every school is connected to the Internet. But in a Web 2.0, video-intensive world, broadband capacity, not just access is what schools need. Just as every school needs to update its curriculum to keep pace with changes in the world's knowledge, the FCC needs to update the E-Rate program to keep up with schools' bandwidth needs.

 

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Sea Lion on More Mesa Beach, Santa Barbara, California

This sea lion suns itself on an asphalt outcrop on More Mesa beach, Santa Barbara, California. It's unusual to see sea lions on this beach unless they are in...
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Sea Lion on Beach (Rare) 
         This video is about a seal lion that is on a shore where it is rare to see sea lions. This usually only happens if the sea lion is in distress either from human interaction or from Domoic acid toxicity. 
        People are saying the same thing as I am. We all agree that this sea lion may be in distress because it is not showing any obvious signs of domoic acid toxicity. For example, he/she is not having seizures. 
        I think this video is a little confusing because it is simply just a video of a sea lion acting on a beach. I also think that the comments may be incorrect because the sea lion is closing his eyes and showing some, very sublte, signs of domoic acid toxicity

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Sea lion pups starved this year in the waters off California - OnEarth Magazine

Sea lion pups starved this year in the waters off California - OnEarth Magazine | Environmental Education - Domoic Acid | Scoop.it
Sea lion pups starved this year in the waters off California OnEarth Magazine The last three events for sea lions were the result of poisoning by domoic acid, a biotoxin that can build up in shellfish, sardines, and anchovies, and affect the...
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Domoic Acid at its finest. This article is about the affects of domoic acid specifically on Sea Lion Pups. It is also about how DA not only affects the Sea Lion pup, but also its relationship to the mom. The comments were saying that we as a community should do something to stop this from happening. They were also asking what could be done in order to prevent this from happening in a larger scale.  I agree with the comments on this article because I also think that we need to educate the public on this specifi topic more. Education is key because without education the public, this event could turn into a giant phenomenon. 
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Sport-harvested mussel quarantine lifted along most of California coast - Lake County News

Sport-harvested mussel quarantine lifted along most of California coast Lake County News Domoic acid has been linked to numerous poisonings of marine mammals along the Pacific Coast and was originally linked to hundreds of illnesses and several...
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Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom: Common Core: Curriculum & Assessment Creation Resources

RT @linlin8: Creating #CCSS curriculum/assessment? Useful resources: http://t.co/wmOAlpcBdq #edchat #ccchat #k12


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Changes coming to GED will reflect Common Core curriculum

Changes coming to GED will reflect Common Core curriculum | Environmental Education - Domoic Acid | Scoop.it

President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative last month to connect 99 percent of America's K-12 students to 1 gigabit of broadband and high-speed Wi-Fi in the next five years. Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission took the first step to achieve that goal by modernizing its $2.5 billion subsidy program to bring faster Internet to schools and libraries. Together, these initiatives create a moment of opportunity to transform teaching and learning in America's schools.

 

The 21st century classroom will leverage technology to improve student outcomes by personalizing learning, but it must be built on a foundation of robust Internet infrastructure. Our schools need wireless networks and 100 megabits of Internet connectivity (growing to 1 gigabit in the next five years) to support one-to-one digital learning.

 

 

Unfortunately, according to my organization's research, only 23 percent of America's schools have the bandwidth they need for the 21st century classroom. That's 40 million kids, the next generation of talent we need across every segment of society, being left behind. The most common problems: slow connections to schools, outdated content filters that create network bottlenecks and spotty Wi-Fi. Even in Silicon Valley, only 39 percent of schools have the Internet infrastructure they need.

 

So why do we have this problem? In part, it's because computers are moving from the principal's office and computer lab to the student's desk - increasing the demand for bandwidth by more than 10-fold. It's also partly a lack of resources: Few school districts have the capital to connect their schools to fiber and upgrade their Wi-Fi networks. Even fewer can afford the specialized networking and purchasing expertise needed to design, implement, monitor and manage a network. Addressing these issues will be the equivalent of upgrading our schools from dial-up to broadband.

 

The FCC action to modernize its subsidy program provides an opportunity to address this. Created by Congress in 1996, the E-Rate program provides the financial support to ensure that every school is connected to the Internet. But in a Web 2.0, video-intensive world, broadband capacity, not just access is what schools need. Just as every school needs to update its curriculum to keep pace with changes in the world's knowledge, the FCC needs to update the E-Rate program to keep up with schools' bandwidth needs.

 

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GED expansion

 

This article is about the hopeful, but not so true expansion of the GED education curriculum in schools across America. It is also about how 40% of students will be left behind with this new change in the curriculum .

 

That means that 40% of all colleges will not get this new curriculum change, which will mean that 40% of those colleges will be behind.

 

There were no comments on this article.I think the article is very saddening. This is exactly what I didn't want to read when researching this topic.

 

It surprises me that we as a nation could change something so important as education, but forget about 40% of colleges. 40% is a giant percent of all colleges. I think Obama needs to re-think what he is doing to our education system.

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The Marine Mammal Center : Domoic Acid Presents a Puzzle for Marine Mammal Experts

The Marine Mammal Center : Domoic Acid Presents a Puzzle for Marine Mammal Experts | Environmental Education - Domoic Acid | Scoop.it
#Sealions in CA getting sick from an outbreak of domoic acid toxicity. Click to read what @TMMC is doing to help http://t.co/3Wp4kOiLSa
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Wonderful Recovery Story of DA


This article is about Domoic acid, what it does, who it affects, and why this is important to teach the public. It is also about a recovery story of a seal lion, Perfume, who had a great and quick recovery from Domoic Acid Toxicity. 

 

Comments are saying that people are shocked at how quick Perfume recovered and was released back into the ocean after being treated for DA. They are also saying that we need to inform the people in our community about what to do if they spot a sea lion with DA and who to call.I think the article is extremely helpful and informative.

 

I think this article and the people who commented on this article are correct in that we need to teach this to the people in our communities and share information like this amazing story to our friends and family. 

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Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools

Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools | Environmental Education - Domoic Acid | Scoop.it
Our public schools aren't in decline. And "reformers" with wild promises don't care about education — just profits

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Lack of Resources:
   This article is about the way the us runs our public school systems. It is also about how we don't have enough want/funding to have goos public school.     People are saying that our public schools are completely gone down hill. A lot of comments suggest that our school system is not as good as it once was when in fact, it should be better than in the past because of new ideas and technoligies.     I found this article to be very concering and eye opening. I had no idea that our public schools were actually worse off than in the past. This fact alone confuses me. I agree with the comments because I would've thought that our schools would be a lot better than they actually are.
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Underwater Ocean Observing Robots Sniff Out Signs of Toxic Algae

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These underwater laboratories transmit data to shore from a toxin sensor designed by a researcher from NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. The sensors are detecting the presence of domoic acid in the ...

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