Catalina Field Study 2012 IdenMozafari St. Mary’s School 7 Pursuit Aliso Viejo, California 92656
Outline Slide • Living Organisms or Their Remains • Native Flora • Natural Phenomena • Science Attitudes in Catalina • Summary • Works Cited
Blue Heron The Great Blue Heron is a very rare bird native to Catalina. They get their names from their grey-blue feathers. They eat shrimp, crab, insects, rodents, and other small creatures. Their sound is very prehistoric. Photo Courtesy of Blake Valum
Garibaldi This is an adult Garibaldi. The Garibaldi is California’s state fish. It is very territorial, but will not bite humans or anything bigger than it. When it’s a baby, it has bright blue specs on its orange body. When it’s an adult, it has a bright orange body.
Feral Cat Aww….. A feral cat is a wild animal that is the same species as the domesticated cat. Every winter, a feral cat’s ears run the chance of breaking off… ouch. They are carnivores, but end up eating garbage… here’s a picture. This is getting sad.
Lemonade Berry This berry can be used in the flavoring of beverages. The small red colored berry can be steeped in water to make a refreshing, lemonade-like drink. This is a native plant.
Catalina Cherry Tree The Catalina Cherry Tree is a native tree. It’s an evergreen shrub or a small tree. The berries can not be eaten because they are toxic.
Sea Kelp Sea Kelp is a native, underwater sea vegetable. It grows all over the world. Some scientists say that some species of sea kelp may prevent cancer.
Beach Waterfront Courtesy of Jacob Makowecki This picture shows rock erosion. It also shows the low tide, which is also known as neap tide. Some kelp is washed up on the shore because of the warmer water climate. If the water is above 65 degrees, the sea kelp dies.
Rock Bridge This rock bridge was formed by erosion and by rock slides. The rock bridge is in a perfect condition, right in a bay, not too many big waves, and it looks like it has been formed from big stones.
Catalina Outlook Emerald Bay is a beautiful campground. The bay was formed by natural causes. Rock slides formed a curving bay, and tinier islands were later formed. You can see a peninsula in the middle of bay.
Lifejacket This lifejacket is being put on by Gillian Yosenick. She is making sure not to put her fingers in the buckle. She is wearing warm clothes and is wearing the lifejacket properly. Photo courtesy of Gillian Yosenick
ON the Boat These lovely students are being very safe. They are sitting down quietly (most), wearing hats, and wearing warm clothing. They are also wearing watches for the schedule. Photo Courtesy of Ms. Bratcher
Snorkel As you can see, this picture shows that these students are wearing their appropriate wear. They are wearing sunglasses, their proper swim wear (such as wetsuit, bathing suit), and watches for the schedule. Photo Courtesy of Ms. Bratcher
Summary In Catalina, nature was the first thing for me to expect. After that, it was my friends, and that was all I needed. That was what I learned there. Different kinds of plants and animals really attracted my attention. Some didn’t. Same with my friends. I learned new things about them, odd things about them, and nice things about them. This picture of a sea star eating a fish really caught my eye. How did the sea star get the fish? Was the sea star fast at catching fish? Some things like this get my eyes to turn around and observe. These kind of things, mainly plants and animals, make Catalina a trip well-spent. Well, this is kind of gross.
Works Cited Photo Courtesy of Blake Valum Photo Courtesy of Gillian Yosenick Photos Courtesy of Ms. Bratcher Photo Courtesy of Jacob Makowecki