December 12, 2019

December 05, 2019

All About My Christmas Town

I wanted to make my own Christmas town after our class had watched the Netflix Movie called Klaus. I built my town out of shapes and photos.

September 27, 2019

September 19, 2019

Little Blue Penguin

Lucy from the Penguin Trust came in and told us about Little Blue Penguins. Here is my report.

Little blue penguin

Did know that little blue penguins are the smallest kind of penguin in the world? 

Food: did you know that little blue penguins eat sardines, plankton,squid,krill and anchovies.

They have a fragile and delicate appearance highlighted by a blush color unique among all species of penguins.  Their plumage has a distinctive bright blue-gray color that goes from the head down the back, wings, and tail.  Little blue penguins are the smallest of all penguins; a fully developed adult can weigh only 1 kg.

 In the head below the eyes, they have dark gray feathers spreading across their cheeks. The rest of the neck, chest and belly are white. Big black claws contrast with their pink legs.
 The beak is short mainly black with some white parts.

When the little blue penguin has an egg the father stays with the egg and the mother goes out to sea and gets food. When a chick hatches it is the size of a golf ball. Chicks have a brown and white plumage that turns to the blue color that characterizes adults after their first molt.

Little Blue Penguins Height is 30 cm and their weight is 1 -1.5kgs.

Little blue penguins are mainly nocturnal as they perform most of their activity during the night creating small groups of about ten members or less. They are not migratory and stay close to their colonies most of the time.

They show diverse forms of aggressive behavior that range from warnings, chasing intruders, physical contact and violent attacks, each complemented with body movements and vocalizations. Although these warnings only involve opening and waving their flippers, attacks include powerful beak strokes.

Little penguins largest colonies are in Oamaru, Chatham Island and Banks Peninsula in New Zealand, as well as Phillip Island in Australia and along the coast of Tasmania, around the entire coastline of New Zealand and most of the southern coast of Australia.

Their natural habitat consists of trees, rocky shores, and edgy lands, still reachable by humans.
They are endangered and they get killed by dogs and cars every year. Two dogs have killed lots of penguins because they got loose from their owner and ran off.
Did you know that us humans can save our little blue penguins by keeping dogs on the leed and making borrows for little penguins and driving slower round little blue penguin zones and put a fence beside the road and keep them safe and we should be safe too.

by cameron

April 12, 2019