Endangered:
Animals, Plants, any species which is at risk of becoming extinct because there are very few in numbers, threatened by changing environmental.

Below is a WonderWheel of our topic, it shows the different things that may help with our topic.


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Week Five:
I was absent in week five, so I am behind in work but not too far behind. My group Simone and Nathan discussed more about where they wanted the direction of our endangered animal’s topic to go. Many different things were discussed and each night they talked to me about what they had discussed so I knew and so they could get my opinion on everything.

Week Six:
I was still away but the group decided on narrowing down our topic to being about the Dolphins in the Port River. We all live near the beach and we have grown up around the river so we all know about them. A few years ago Simone Bartolo sponsored a dolphin so she knew about this program called Project Dolphin Safe.
The Website http://www.projectdolphinsafe.com/ has many useful links on their page to relevant information and contact details.
Project Dolphin Safe Contact Details:
Office:
Torrens Island, via Grand Trunk Way
Gillman, South Australia 5019
Postal Address:
Project Dolphin Safe Assoc. Inc.
South Australian Seabird Rescue
P.O. Box 2390
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Phone: + 61 8 8262 5452
Emergency Response Number: 0411 057 551
Fax: + 61 8 8262 5452
Email: aaron@projectdolphinsafe.com

Guiding Questions?
1. What new information will be able to be found out about the dolphins?
2. How can the dolphins be helped without money actually having to be spent?
3. What is the government doing to help the dolphins and aquatic environment?
4. Are there programs in places to protect the dolphins?


Week Seven:
I was still absent, Ebsco Host 5 articles were started. The task was to find 5 articles that were relevant to the topic you had and then write a few sentences about them.


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Week Eight:


My five Ebsco Host Articles:

1# City-Bay Fun Run Teams on a mission with heart and sole Walk on wild side for Billie the //**dolphin**// This article is about Billie the Dolphin who was a well known dolphin from the Port River Dolphin, who mysteriously died last August and the "City to Bay" run and how she will be remembered.
2# //**DOLPHIN**// DEATH Farewell to Billiethis was another about Bille, the article was written in the Advertiser 12.08.2009 the day after Billie of suspected renal failure.

3# Much-loved //**Port**// //**dolphin**// put down this article was talking about how Billie died and the circumstances, which is useful information.
4#Baby boom for //**Port**// //**River**// //**dolphins**//, //**PORT**// BABY BOOM //**Dolphins**// thriving Both of the articles is about the baby boom for the Port River Dolphins, this is a good sign for the dolphins. The experts say that "boaties" need to look out so that the calves don't get killed. At the time of the article there had been 10 recorded births. They both provide good information.
5# Tangled //**dolphin**// feared dead, that article is about Falcon the dolphin that got caught in fishing line and it was wrapped around this nose and couldn't feed. He was later found in Outer Harbor. SA: Search fails to find entangled //**dolphin**// another useful link with more information on the search for Falcon.
6# More protection for //**Port**// //**River**// //**dolphins**//, this article is about how more protection is being provided to the dolphins and how many visit the river each year and how many roughly live in the river.

Week Nine:
Tuesday lesson one, Simone, Nathan and I went to go speak to Mr. Glass because he knows someone who works/worked with Project Dolphin Safe he said he would contact her and get back to us in the next few days. We asked him if maybe we could get on a boat to interview someone and see some dolphins or interview someone over the phone. Fixing up my page before assessment closed so I could get the best possible mark for this subject.

Week Ten:
Simone, Nathan and I went and spoke to Mr. Glass about the friend he knows who works with Project Dolphin Safe. He told us that she works in Morialta way so she might not be able to help us but she may know people who can. So far we want to interview someone who works with the dolphins, maybe even go on a boat to see some of the dolphins, make a video or record the interview.



Week Nine:
Tuesday lesson one, Simone, Nathan and I went to go speak to Mr. Glass because he knows someone who works/worked with Project Dolphin Safe he said he would contact her and get back to us in the next few days. We asked him if maybe we could get on a boat to interview someone and see some dolphins or interview someone over the phone. Fixing up my page before assessment closed so I could get the best possible mark for this subject.

Week Ten:
Simone, Nathan and I went and spoke to Mr. Glass about the friend he knows who works with Project Dolphin Safe. He told us that she works in Morialta way so she might not be able to help us but she may know people who can. So far we want to interview someone who works with the dolphins, maybe even go on a boat to see some of the dolphins, make a video or record the interview.


Week One:
In our Friday lesson we moved to a new class, it was one of the new language learning centres and it is one of the rooms that you are able to get out the laptops, so I googled our topic again and found the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. It had a big story about Billie the dolphin; it told you about her life.

Week Two:
Used Ebscohost to look up our topic again. Didn’t get any new information but it was still useful to try again. we are now just tryin to see if we can find out new information and then organise it together to put it onto the powerpoint. Ready tot present.
Week Three:
We made a few phonecalls and had an interview and boat ride organised but they called us and said that they had too much stuff going on so it had to be cancelled.


For the past few weeks Simone and I have been contacting people to try and organise an interview, many places are very busy and won't answer emails or phone calls or haven't had any time for an interview. We organised an interview with someone from Project Dolphin Safe, they weren't able to give us a alot of information that isn't already on websites so as for finding new information we weren't able to do a lot of that but we did find some useful hints on how to help the dolphins but also the aquatic environment the information we have about the dolphins is quite interesting and if we were able to get a hold of the main people who worked with the dolphins it would've helped a bit more in gathering new information. We also have to start closing our research into the dolphins and get our powerpoint finished so we are ready to present by the presentation.

Our powerpoint's finished, presenting soon. We are nervous but ready, everyone else has presented and we have marked everyone that has presented. now for the end of the term just finishing things off and evaluating to finish off the subject.
LINKS
Throughout the research project we have used many different links, below is all the different sites we have used.
Webinspiration - http://www.mywebspiration.com
Ebscohost - on the intranet page, it is an excellent database.
Google Wonder Wheel - it helps to show topics and related issues
Ms Mcinnes' Moodle Page - http://intranet.woodvillehs.sa.edu.au/moodle/course/view.php?id=4
Ergo research skills - http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/ergo/research_skills
National Library of Australia, many online resources -http://www.nla.gov.au/
Referencing Harvard style - http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/cite/harvard_dis/
Evaluating websites - http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/webevaluation/
Project Dolphin Safe- http://www.projectdolphinsafe.com/
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society: http://www.wdcs.org.au/