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The largest American Alligator recorded was from Louisiana, and was 19 feet and 2 inches long! My name is Ally, and I am an American Alligator (Americanus mississippiensis)!

Did you know I can run up to 30 mph over short distances? Learn more interesting facts about alligators by rolling your mouse over my picture to the left!

Welcome to the third chapter of Lessons on the Lake, The Magic of the Estuary. We'll learn about estuaries, make music, take photographs of wildlife in an estuary, and talk about issues involved with estuaries.

All right! Let's get started!


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  1. Introduction
  2. Essential Questions
  3. What is an Estuary?
  4. Functions of the Estuary
  5. Activity: Music of the Estuary
  6. Activity: Magical Images of the Estuary
  7. Activity: Estuary Interviews
  8. Activity: Estuary Issues
  9. Activity: What does it take to be an Estuary Inhabitant?