Activity #3 The Economic Significance of a Crab Refuge
1. Uses of Parks
2. Closing Glacier Bay
Have them write answers to the questions about the researchers' findings on crab populations before and after closing the park to Dungeness crab fishing.
3. Class Discussion
4. Project (Op-Ed or Cartoon)
5. Extension (This activity is recommended for more advanced students)
Alaska State Legislature: Media Advisory from the Senate Majority
Glacier Bay Ecosystem GIS: Natural History of the Glacier Bay Ecosystem
Testing the Effectiveness of Marine Reserves: A Multi-Species, Multi-Reserve Experiment
Alaska Oceans Program: Declines in Alaska's Marinelife
Financial Support for Fishermen Who are Affected by Marine Reserves: Examining the Merits
Commercial Fishing Issues in Glacier Bay Resolved Through Legislation
Wikipedia: Biosphere Reserve
Wikipedia: World Heritage Site
Did You Know?
Common Murres (often seen on or near the Marble Islands) have a unique nesting behavior. They lay a single egg on bare ground or rock ledges. The egg is pear-shaped which prevents it from rolling off the ledge. Each egg has unique speckles and coloration that helps the parents identify their egg.