Wednesday, 29 November 2017
The Commerson’s dolphins were named after the man who discovered them in 1776, they are intelligent marine mammals found in the sub antarctic waters. Commonly known as the skunk or panda dolphin because of their unique markings.
They have dorsal fins and a black head and there body and throat are white. The male Commerson’s dolphin has a black tear drop on their belly and the female‘s mark is more circular. Commerson’s dolphins have unique markings unlike the common dolphin.
Finding food in the wild can be challenging, so the commerson’s dolphin can use echolocation and coordinate hunting parties. Commerson’s dolphins normally hunt for their prey near the seabed. Their diet consists of squid, octopuses ,crabs ,algae ,crustaceans and small fish. Did you know Commerson’s dolphins consume their prey that live around ,near or in their coastal environment. Commerson’s dolphins don’t have many predators because they can avoid them by viciously attacking them. The commerson’s dolphins predators are leopard seals ,sharks and orcas.
The Commerson’s dolphins can have many habitats like the shallow coastal waters of the SubAntarctic.They also live off the coast of Southern South America and the Kerguelen Island.
The Commerson’s dolphin has 11-12 months of pregnancy. After birth the mother Commerson’s dolphin protects and cares for her child until it can hunt and survive on its own.
Overall I think commerson dolphins are intelligent marine mammals. They are an important species of the animal kingdom. Did you know the commerson’s dolphin was named after a naturalist Dr Philibert commerson who was the first to discover them in the strait magellan in 1776. Commerson dolphins are really lucky species because they aren’t endangered and I hope it will stay that way.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
For writing this week we have been writing a letter to the future Prime Minster.
Halsey Drive School
106 Halsey Drive
Rt Hon Bill English/Jacinda Ardern Auckland
Prime Minister 1042
Private Bag 18 888
Thursday 21st September 2017
Dear Prime Minister,
Congratulations with your very successful election campaign in 2017. My class and I have been discussing the election and a lot of the key issues very closely. Your election campaign was very good and it obviously was successful but you may have forgotten something from the debates. I believe that the voting age should be reduced so that from 18 it should go down to 16. I mean you are very smart and successful so I was wondering if you would agree with my argument.
Firstly I believe that young adults should be allowed to vote at the age of 16 because if they can drive,join the army, take care of younger kids, have a job and stay at home alone then they should be able to vote. While some people argue that 16 year olds are too young I have to say that they are more globally aware. Generations before us they aren’t as educated with devices. Where as this generation uses devices more. This means that we can read articles or watch videos about the election.
I believe that we have came to the stage where you have to agree with me that 16 year olds should be able to vote in the election.
Nikita and Sherlyn
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
For Roald dahl day which is his birthday we created dream jars and coloured in dream jars to celebrated his birthday.
My pet unicorn
I is waking up in my bed it’s so cosy and warm that I don’t want to get up. Suddenly I is seeing something on the corner of my eyes shimmering next to me which catches my attention so I is looking over wow it is a unicorn it’s so pretty with it’s shining golden horn and it’s pastel purple, pink and blue straight hair. My mummy’s would be getting spindles if she saw this unicorn. Wait it’s in my bedroom so it’s my pet unicorn yay. Wait I is wondering what i’m gonna call her maybe pretty pink or maybe starlight or pink fluffy unicorn or rainbow. No none of these names are right oh well I will just think of a name later. I’m am going to have so much fun with you I is wondering what we should do first whoosh wow was that some sparkles that just came out of your horn wait I should name you sparkle. I is wondering what else you can do wait can you fly or be invisible or maybe you can teleport from New Zealand to all the way around the world. That’s would be so phizzwizard good.
“Nikita Nikita wake up” “what” “what were you dreaming of this time.”
By Nikita Keshaw
Monday, 25 September 2017
For reading we have been reading and learning about dolphins and we found out that hector dolphins are soon going to be extinct so we wrote a cause and effect map and listed all the causes and effects for why the hector dolphin is going to be extinct.