Monday, 4 July 2016

Welcome! / Benvinguts! / ¡Bienvenidos! / Benvenuti!

EN: We are getting ready to start a new edition of Oceans!

CAT: Ens estem preparant per iniciar una nova edició d'Oceans!

ES: ¡Nos estamos preparando para iniciar una nueva edición de Oceans!

IT: Ci stiamo preparando per iniziare una nuova edizione di Oceans!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Octopus Eduloc

It was also nice work all together with you, learning a lot of new things about our seashore. Here you have our audioguide. Thanks Sharky you too!!! ;-)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

CONGRATULATIONS and all the best!!!


On behalf of the S'Agulla Team and myself, I would like to congratulate you for all the hard work. WELL DONE!!!

You have done lovely presentations to introduce yourselves and showed us a little about the bit of ocean that you enjoy!

Now we know that the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is not even. Compared to last March, average SST it is about 0.5-2ºC colder in some places and at others was warmer! Looking at the average of the past 13 years results are also similar. You all agree that 2003 was the year with the largest oscillation of SST, but the smallest occurred at different years!

Taking the measure of the Secchi depth didn't go well for most of you. However you have a difference of 5m between Cagliari and Blanes. Just imagine how much more plankton there must be in Blanes to make such a difference. Remember that plankton is the base of the marine food chain!

The beaches you have been surveying have hardly any tides, but the Mediterranean Sea is not a lake, otherwise the SST and Secchi depth would have been similar all over.

You have surveyed beaches and seen that the size of the grains of sand affects the way it piles up. In turn, it also reacts differently to the action of the sea and wind and that’s why you have different beach profiles!

It has been fantastic to know your ‘marine menu’, so you love red shrimps but you really catch more sardines! The kinds of fish you eat are mostly small species but they are all very tasty to me!

I've had a lot of fun discovering what the inland looks like through your audioguides. Those who haven't finished yet try to post it up as soon as possible. Some of you have little to go before the end of the term!

Thank you for all your collaboration and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

All the best!

Sharky and The S'Agulla Team

Friday, 27 May 2016

Hello! we are the 2nd to ITI

This is our small audio guide , thank you so much for the experience we were really happy to participate in this project.  Bye

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Hello! Here is our audioguide.
We want to show you the places we went to get samples of de sand and the water. Later we went to the "Llotja d'Arenys" and we saw a lot of diferent species of fishes in the fishing boats.
Thanks for this experience, we have learnt a lot with this project, and we have had fun!
We hope we will be able to repeat this experience next year.
Best wishes to everybody from INS Lluís Domènech i Montaner in Canet de Mar.
Aarón, Alejandro, Clara, Darío,  Eva, Ferran, Guillem P., Guillem T., Itziar, Joan, Mar, Marina, Martina, Núria, Oriol, Pol, Roc, Sara and Sònia.

Jellyfish eduloc

Hi fishes,

It was a wonderful pleasure sharing this project with all of you during the last months.

Here you have our audioguide. We hope you like it.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Audioguide of Blanes

Hi guys

Here's our audioguide about the fishing activities (beaches, fish ships and restaurants) at Blanes, Catalonia, Spain

See you!

Marine species in Blanes

This is the link to our infografics if you can't see it >> 

Very important:  excuse us because we delayed.

Please visit too the website of the work which has made Marina, a companion of our institute:  
               EL PEIX QUE MENGEM

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Comments from Sharky (Marine species)


I can't believe the exciting menus you are showing me in your infographics! 
And I can see that the species that you make more profit are not the same ones that you catch more of, interesting... as a shark I also think that not all the creatures in the sea are as tasty, ha,ha!

Now I have a question for you. You are all studying the Mediterranean sea, but you don't show the same species. Looking at the infographics of the other participating schools, which specie has surprised you more to find? 
Please leave your comments, I would love to hear your opinion. 


Monday, 16 May 2016

We are what we fish

We want to present our work about Species we capture at Maresme North Zone. We say Maresme because the fisher boat moves all around the legal determined fishing zone.
We apologize to do the work in Catalan. If it's possible, we purpouse you to add the names of the fishing capture in your language. This could be a nice present for us to learn a little Italian or French or English...! This vídeo is registered at Arenys de Mar harbour.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Hi from Canet!
We want to show you some pictures of the day we went to "la llotja d'Arenys".
In the pictures we can see a fisherman dowloading boxes of fish freshly caught.

Monday, 9 May 2016


 The sand composition of Cala Sant Francesc (also named Cala Bona)
 we have founded ...


General shape of the clasts

fine soil
subangular subrounded rounded
Organic structures remains
(shells, sea urchin quills...);
they react with H Cl
bioclasts *



Pink, white, orange colors
bright, round,
they react with H Cl

Dark and bright,
it is easily broken with the needle

Dark ,
it does not break easily with the needle
rare earth


Colourless, white or grey
often it has flat surfaces,
it seems glass


Fragments formed several minerals with different colours rock fragments


Pink colours amd matt




                                                      note:   there was some gravel size of rock fragments.
                                          data table adapted from the book CTMA-I Castellnou Edicions, BCN 2003
The sand has other particles* such as...
we have founded ...

3-remains of algae

1- corall remains  2-molluscs 
4-smalls crabs and sea urchin
5- sea snails

Height and diameter of a hep of sand
After making the funnel, we have poured the sand through it twice. We have put a piece of absorbent paper underneath, in order to prenent sand grains from spreading over the taeble, what had happened the first time we had tried it. Finally, we have measured it with a tape measure.

  The longshore drift and the man-made structures


adapted from the anterior 

It alter the shape of beaches because the sand can not do  (//) the lateral displacement  and piles up on one side of the man-made structure.

Nanou, Guillem, Pau and their teacher have decided to try to improve performance ... and we believe they have got it.

Height and diameter of a heap of sand

1· We measured 1L. of sand with a calibrated container.

2· We made a funnel with a corner of a Tetra Pak making a hole of 2.5 cm. in the longest side.

3· We fixed the funned to the support and the funell at 40 cm. high.

4· We put a metallic tray under the brick and the support , and two kitchen papers on top to collect better the sand and prevent the grains from bouncing. We put the tray onto a cardboard box.

5· We throw the sand slowly to obtain a mountain.

6· We get a mountain of 5 cm. height with a base of 15 cm.

1·Vam mesurar amb una gerra mesurada una quantitat de 1 L. de sorra
2·Vam fer un embut amb l'angle d'un "tetrabrick" que tenia una obertura de 2.5 cm. al cantò més llarg.
3·Vam fer un muntatge amb el suport i el "brick" fent d'embut a 40 cm. d'altura
4·A sota vam posar una safata metàl·lica amb les vores una mica aixecades i dos papers de cuina al damunt per així recollir millor la sorra i evitar que reboti, vam obrir una capsa i ho vam posar també al voltant per tal de que no s'escampes la sorra.
5·Vam tirar la sorra a poc a poc per tal de que es crees una muntanya.
6·Vam obtenir una muntanya de 5 cm. d'alçada amb una base d'uns 15 cm.


To know what is the structure of the sand, we used calibrated sieves we had in the lab and then we obtained the following results:

Per tal de conéixer quina es l'estructura dels grans de sorra, vam aprofitar els tamisos calibrats que teniem al laboratori  i vam obtenir els següents resultats:

1· We sized 1 liter of sand.
2· We measured it in the balance with the metalic tray included; remaining the weight of the tray we get the net weight.
3· Net weight = Gross weight - Tare = 1930,4 g. - 306,2 g. = 1624,1 g.
4· We obtained the density of the sand :D=M/V = 1624,1 g./1000 cm3 = 1,624 g/cm3
5· We ordered the sieves by sizes, the sieve which had the mesh opening more biggest (2mm), then the 1mm and then the 0.8mm.

1·Vam mesurar un litre de sorra
2·Vam pesar-lo a la balança amb la safata inclosa; restant el pes de la safata vam obtenir el pes net.
3·Pes net = Pes brut - Tara = 1930,4 g. - 306,2 g. = 1624,1 g. 
4·Vam poder trobar la densitat de la sorra : D=M/V   =  1624,1 g./1000 cm3   = 1,624 g/cm3
5·Vam ordenar els tamisos per mides; el que tenia la obertura malla més gran era de 2 mm. , desprès el d'1mm. , el de 0.8mm.

Net weight of the fraction
Sand > 2mm.
1492,8 g.
91,47 %
Sand < 2mm. > 1mm
125,6 g.
7,73 %
Sand < 1mm. > 0,8mm
5,2 g.
Sand < 0,8 mm
0,5 g.
0,32 %
1624,1 g.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Marine species from Arenys de Mar

Hello again from Canet de Mar.
Last tuesday we visited the "Llotja d'Arenys", our nearest fish market. We could see boats arriving from fishing and all the fishes going out the boats and being sold in the fish auctioning. We saw lots of different species and different prices.
Click on the graph it's interactive!
Hello again from Miami Platja,
here you have some pictures from our day-trip to Cambrils harbour. In this occasion, we did it all together, octopus and jellyfishes. Enjoy your holidays italian mates. We hope keeping in contact with you. ;-)


Octopus Institut Antoni Ballester

Monday, 2 May 2016


Here is the photo of the mineral components of the sand:

By Istituto Superiore I.T.I (2nd class)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Audioguide (activity nº 5)


We are very pleased to see all the good work you are doing! While you are finishing off the infographic of the marine species we are moving on to the last activity of the Oceans project: the audioguide!

Activity nº 5: Audioguide
Objective: create an itinerary of the 'Fish Route', specifying the location of the fishing grounds, port, fish market and other information of your interest!

ICT suggested: Eduloc >> 

Source of data:
  • Survey you have already done
  • Internet
(Teachers will supply you with the tutorial of Eduloc for Oceans)

Label of the post: audioguide
Deadline: 20th May
Suggestion: We recommend working in teams, where every group is in charge to look up different kinds of information.
Please remember only one audioguide per class!

All the best!

The S'Agulla Team

Monday, 25 April 2016

Comments from Sharky! (The Sand)


So you have already gathered and analysed the data referring to the sand!
Let's have a look... (updated 17th May)

Happy to see that all your coordinates are so accurate!

Let's have a look at your data. This is very interesting, you have very colourful beaches!
Now, by looking at the table try to finish the sentence:
(1) The coarser the sand is the .............. (steeper/flatter) is the slope of the beach face.
(2) Can you tell why?

All participating schools are invited to answer on this same post, just press on the 'No comments/comments' link!

And you can send your data if you haven't done it yet! The Sand >>

Looking forward to your comments!!!!!


Monday, 18 April 2016

Hi fishes,

It was awesome to work about the sand last week in Bot cove. Do you remember us? We are octopus.

Let's continue enjoying Oceans.
Hello mates,

 Here we are, 1st ESO E, enjoying Platja Cristal during the survey of "the sand" two weeks ago. ;-)

See you soon. Jellyfish.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Marine Species (Activity 4)

Hello! While you are finishing off activity nº3 the Sand, we are moving on to the next activity.

Activity nº 4: Marine species
Objective: create an infographic of the 10 most important species caught by the fishermen of your closest port using the ICT Piktochart >>

You will have to create an accountsign in, choose the option infographic, scroll down, choose the first template (Create your own infographic) and start editing.

Information included in the infographic:

An infographic is made by blocks, on the first block put the Title and Authors.

In the following blocks you will describe the marine species with the following information:
- Photo or some kind of illustration that allows its identification
-Common name in the local language
-Common name in English (only if local language is not English)
-Scientific name
-Percentage that represents the annual turn over
-Percentage of tonnes captured annually
-Any other information of YOUR INTEREST!

Once you have finished you can publish it and post the link provided by Piktochart on this blog to share it!

Source of data:
  • Survey at the port
  • Internet
(Teachers will supply you with the information about the survey, webpages and tutorial of Piktochart)

Label of the post: species
Deadline to complete the form: 2nd May
Suggestion: We recommend working in teams, where every group is in charge to look up different kinds of information.
Please remember only one infographic per class!

All the best!

The S'Agulla Team

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


THE    BEACH:                   

photo number 1:

photo number 2:
photo number 3:

photo number 4:

Cala Sant Francesc beach is wide and very beautiful. On the right there is a stone wall and if you look on the left, there is a rocky area and a door which has access to a path along the coast. In the middle, there is a sandy beach where people can sunbathe and go for a swim.


photo number 5

Secchi Disc Data:
Depth Secchi Disc (Value A) : 17 m
Depth Secchi Disc (Value B): 17 m
Mean Depth: 17m
GPS:  Lat. 41.672559/ Long.2.796407
Lat:  N 41º 40' 21.2118"/ Long:  E 2º 47' 47.0646"  .....  on the boat

 number 6:  Picture of  Secchi Disc

Temperature sea water surface: 11ºC
Time: 12:15h
Date : 10/03/16
GPS:  Lat. 41.679167 / Long.2.8077778
Lat.  N 41º40'45'' / Long.  E  2º48'28''  .....on the beach  

photo number 7
We wrapped the thermometer in order to protect it and then we attached it to one end of the cane. The cane was provided by a teacher. It was from the forest near the school.

The MODIS Aqua data:

The tides:

                                                          the   beach of Santa Cristina

                                              desembocadura (the river mouth) del Tordera

After creating the graphic we realized that the tidal range was related to the lunar phases.

the moon  phases  from <>


Convection currents:

Water density/ Salinity/ Temperature:


 to the FP-initial PQPI and their teacher: they arranged the Secchi disk for us. We want to express our gratitude for creating this amazing material for us.

And finally we would like to express our gratitude to Joan Musoll for going with us in his rubber dinghy to help us take the Secchi disk data.