Time: Approximately 2 hours
with internet access, Student Directions, Student Worksheet,
graph paper or computer graphing program.
Prerequisites: Student must have previous knowledge of
how to construct a line graph.
Implementation: This RWLO can be given as a homework
assignment, implemented during class time, or as a combination
of the two.
Using a computer, students will explore the
following websites to learn about the ecology and fishing
practices of the southern bluefin tuna:
The students will then answer questions
pertaining to the life history, ecology and fishing
practices of the southern bluefin tuna on part A of the student worksheet
Students will then download the
Annual catch data by
flag or gear from 1952 to 2004 inclusive (excel format)
from the CCBST website.
Students will then prepare a line graph of the
total number of southern bluefin tuna caught each year from
1952 - 2004 using the Global Catch By Country data.
Students will answer questions
pertaining to the annual catch data and graph on part B of
the student worksheet (html
Provide time for students to
discuss their findings and analyses.