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Creatures Down Under Issue Date: 09-19-2004

Cool Spots imageThe Wildlife of Sydney welcomes you to its home at http://faunanet.gov.au/wos. In Animals, discover the purpose of the loud drone of cicadas. Or examine the life cycle of jellyfish and break down the anatomy of sea squirts. Habitats are grouped by region, including the heath and intertidal areas. After you learn about the animals and their surroundings, try to match them up in Activities. When you're finished, quiz yourself on everything from ants to stick insects.

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Braving the Wild Reef Issue Date: 08-15-2004

Cool Spots imageGo for a swim in the Wild Reef at www.sheddaquarium.org/wildreef.html. See sharks and more animals such as the emperor snapper and the Napoleon wrasse. Can you believe the Wild Reef required an entire new wing at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago? Sneak a peak at its construction and discover how to make seawater in the Behind the Scenes Exhibit. You may be surprised to learn that sharks play a vital role in protecting the reef. You'll also find 15 things you can do to save reefs, including conserving water and not polluting the environment.

Visit: www.sheddaquarium.org/wildreef.html
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Nuggets of Knowledge Issue Date: 07-04-2004

Cool Spots imageCollect a few Nuggets of Knowledge for Your Noggin at http://diduknow.info. This Web site presents exhibits from museums in Liverpool, England. With lots to explore, learn what the museums treasure most, including a helmet made from a porcupine and the smallest ship in a bottle. Conkers Collect-ables is home to old and odd things with everyday uses. For added fun, follow the change of the seasons and make your own sundial. Also sign up for the 100-meter race in the Fish Olympics.

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Mysterious Sharks Revealed Issue Date: 06-06-2004

Cool Spots imagePeople all over the world view the shark with excitement and respect. Take a tour of the stories, dances and artwork dedicated to this underwater creature at Sharks: Myth and Mystery, at www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/sharks.asp. Swim over to the Pacific Islands, where hula dancers still tell the story of how brother shark guided his sister to Hawaii. In Australia, aborigines honor their shark ancestors with paintings that reveal the shark's insides. You'll also find lots of sharky activities, such as making a shark headdress and decorating a shark mask.

Visit: www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/sharks.asp
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Where the Waters Divide Issue Date: 12-14-2003

Cool Spots imageBridging the Watershed, at www.bridgingthewatershed.org/hbf/kidszone_index.shtml, is an interactive lab where you learn about creatures in and around water. The Plant ID Decision Tree and Macroinvertebrate ID activities will teach you to recognize plants and small creatures by their unique combination of traits. Follow the fish journey game "Go Fish." Your school of fish will grow from fertilized eggs to mature fish as they travel downstream. Then they return to reproduce. Just watch out for hazards such as antifreeze and bridge construction.

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