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  • Challenge Question #4

    John Bingea (JBingea@Delano.K12.MN.US)
    Fri, 14 Mar 1997 10:11:11 -0600

    Delano Public Elementary School
    Delano, MN
    Fourth Grade

    We think mercury gets into a loons by eating fish who have mercury inside
    their bodies. We thought of many different ways of how the mercury gets
    into the fish. We guessed that the waste from coal burning plants might be
    dumped into the ocean, or the smoke from the plants gets into the water and
    then into the fish, or smoke in the air gets into the rain and falls into
    the ocean and the fish consume it. There are our guesses. We are
    extremely excited, jumping for joy, that we may be able to follow a loon by
    telemetry. Good luck!

    Waiting for Spring,

    Mr. Bingea's Fourth Grade Class

    P.S. 6 inches of snow fell on us last night. Tell those loons not to
    bother flying up to Minnesota today. The mercury will dip to zero degrees
    (F) tonight.

    "Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you.
    And all you can do is to go where they can fin you."