Friday, June 5, 2009

Yesterday we sailed out to Orpheus Island to go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. It was fun!

First, we got into our gear, then we hit the ocean.

The first time we went out on the reef, we followed fish collected and data on them. That was hard since the fish kept running away. The fish we had to collect data on was a parrot fish and the butterfly fish. I did ok with the snorkeling, but not too good. I took a couple brakes on the boat. Then we got out the ocean, showered the salt water off, changed clothes and an hour later went back in.

The second time we went, we took a boat in and got some data on coral. Getting data on coral was hard. We used measuring tape and four people pulled it out to meausure. It was hard. So it was an adventure. The next morning we left the island on the boat and head back to the aquarium.

Friday, May 29, 2009


We went to a animal hospital today at the Healesville Sanctuary. We saw an autopsy of a Kangaroo. It was very "scientific" First, they laid the dead kangaroo on the metal table. It had been dead since Wednesday, so it smelled very bad. They cut open the skin of the kangaroo with special scissors. We were able to go behind the scenes, into the room, or we could watch from behind the glass. I went behind the scenes, but left early. It was too "scientific" for me. So as it continued, he removed the spleen, stomach, and liver out of the kangaroo's body so there was only an empty whole left in the kangaroo. It was interesting.
p.s. Mrs. McGuire didn't watch. She said "I would not do well as a doctor." I can't believe I watched it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Count Down to Australia

Hi my name is  Tyanna. I'm in 6th grade and I go to New Village Leadership Academy in Los Angeles, California. I love to sing, dance, and be a drama queen! Oh and I love making people laugh. I also love the book series Twilight. I'm on the book "Twilight".  

Can't wait! I looking forward to koalas. THREE MORE DAYS, until my Australian adventure!!! I am soooo..... excited. 

What do you want you hear most about, pics or what? Let me know.