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Title: Georgia Regions


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Georgia Regions
  • The Ocean

Created by Teaching 4 Real
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Lets Take a Look
  • What ocean is located at Georgias southeastern
    border?
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • How many mile do you think our coastline is?
  • 100 miles

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Off the Georgia Coast
  • Off the coast of Georgia are the Barrier Islands.
  • They are also called The Golden Isles.

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Golden Isle Trivia
  • Cumberland Island is known for its wild horses.
  • Ancient Indians named Tybee Island Salt.
  • Ossabaw was named by the Creek and Muscogean
    Indians for the leaves of a yaupon holly that
    would induce vomiting.
  • Spanish Explorers were the first to claim Jekyll
    Island in 1510 and called it Whale Island.

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Georgias Ocean Habitat
  • Lets look at Salt Water Marshes
  • What is it?
  • Coastal Wetland rich in marine life
  • How are they formed?
  • They are formed from the sediment, sand, and soil
    brought down by the rivers.

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Plants of the Salt Marshes
  • Cordgrass
  • The root structure actually grows horizontally
    (sideways).
  • This root systems slows down erosion and holds
    the marsh together.
  • It also protects them from freezes and fire.

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More on Salt Marshes
  • Take a look at these animals. The salt marshes
    help feed them. Can you identify them?

Small fish
shrimp
oysters
clams
plankton
crabs
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Georgias Beaches
  • True or False?
  • Georgias beaches have more sea shells than other
    beaches along the Atlantic Coast?
  • False. It actually has less than many other
    beaches.

Sapello Island
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Life on the Sand Dunes
  • Lets take a look. Describe what you see.

Pennywort
Morning Glory
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Georgias Sea Turtles
  • Watch a video clip of baby turtles hatching.
  • Click here to view different species of Georgia
    turtles.

Click here to watch.
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More On Turtles
  • The loggerhead turtle is the most commonly seen
    turtle on the Georgia Coast.
  • It is considered endangered in many places.
  • How many eggs do you think the female turtle will
    lay?
  • about 120
  • After watching the video, what happens once the
    baby turtles hatch?
  • They find their own way back into the ocean.

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Save the Whales!
  • This whale comes to the coast of Georgia to have
    its babies (calves).
  • It is our state marine mammal. Do you know its
    name?
  • Northern Right Whale

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Did you know?
  • The Northern Right Whale is the most endangered
    of the large whales in the world.
  • It was named the right whale because whale
    hunters considered it the right whale to hunt
    since it was so easy to catch.

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More On Whales
  • How large does a Northern Right Whale get?
  • 45-55 feet
  • How much do they weigh?
  • 70 tons
  • Who is bigger? Males or Females?
  • Females
  • How many teeth do they have?
  • none
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