News Crew – Favorite Minibook

 
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Greetings Jammers! We have a fantastic NEWS CREW article written by ETERNAL HIKINGLLAMA! Today’s topic is FAVORITE MINIBOOK
 

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Hey Jammers! Have you ever heard of the PAW-tastic minibooks that can be found on the first floor of the Chamber of Knowledge? These books are full of PAW-some information about your favorite animals!
 
My favorite minibook is the llama minibook. Did you know that adult llamas can grow up to six feet tall, and that sometimes llamas will spit at each other if they don’t get along? I didn’t either, until I read the llama minibook! There are so many fun facts and activities included in the llama minibook. I learned what llamas eat, how they behave, and even how to draw a llama! Llamas are truly fascinating creatures.
 
If you would like to learn more about llamas, head on over to the Chamber of Knowledge, which is located at the heart of the Temple of Zios. If llama facts don’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty more minibooks to check out!
 
Jam on, stay safe, and don’t forget to keep exploring the world of Jamaa!
 
-ETERNAL HIKINGLLAMA
 

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Thanks so much to ETERNAL HIKINGLLAMA for a paw-riffic report! Congrats on winning this awesome plaque for your den!

 
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Our next topic will be REPORT OF AJA EXPERIMENT + PHOTO… We’re challenging Jammers to show off an AJ ACADEMY experiment/craft that they’ve completed in the form of a NEWS CREW report! You can submit your report at JAMMER CENTRAL located in JAMAA TOWNSHIP.

 

Make sure to title your submission “News Crew – AJA EXPERIMENT” to help us sort through the submissions! Don’t forget you can win an awesome plaque for your den! If you want to learn more about submitting NEWS CREW articles, just CLICK HERE!

 
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How to get unreleased items in AJPW

 
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Items rotate in and out of availability, so the best way to get an item that isn’t currently in JAM MART CLOTHING or JAM MART FURNITURE — or a prize in the Treasure Hunts — is to trade for it.
 

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We hope this helps… Trade on Jammers!

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Jammer Art – Star Constellations

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Today’s JAMMER ART is out-of-this-world amazing! Prepare to see some breathtakingly beautiful STAR CONSTELLATIONS drawn by some very talented Jammers. Congrats to these cool Jammers for having their JAMMER ART featured on the DAILY EXPLORER:
 
Blossom Frozen Gem
Princess Prettyrose
Princess Bravechamp
Fuzzy Thecheetah
Dancing Happyraccoon
Wretched Firstpuppet
Precious Superpaw

 
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Tierney From the Field – Sea Otters at Elkhorn Slough

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A big ol hello from Elkhorn Slough located on Monterey Bay in Central California. FYI, a slough (pronounced sloo) is just another word for estuary–a place where freshwater meets the sea. I love this place cause it is always hopping with more than hundreds of different seabirds like white pelicans and black cormorants, cool fishes like leopard sharks, bat rays and midshipman and–what most people come here to see–loads of marine mammals! The waters are bubbling with California sea lions, harbor seals and more than 100 southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris). It’s pupping time right now so there are dozens of mommy otters with their little teddy bear like pups nestled up on their chests. Super cute!
 
Sea otters are big oceanic weasel relatives and they play a hugely important role here in the Slough. You may have already heard about how sea otters eat sea urchins and without otters, those urchins would multiply and devour the kelp forests of Monterey Bay and that would spell disaster for the hundreds and hundreds of critters that call kelp forests home.
 

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What you might not know is how sea otters have helped bring Elkhorn Slough and its vital seagrass beds back to health too! You see before otters rebounded here, the slough was a gooey algal infested mess that suffocated the eelgrass beds. Too much fertilizer run-off from the agricultural fields has caused the algae to go wild. So what does that have to do with otters? I’m getting there!
 
Well you see, the otters in Elkhorn Slough eat crabs–lots of them—up to 400,000 crabs per year in an area the size of 7 football fields! The crabs meanwhile eat other animals like sea hares and isopods which both graze upon algae. So by chowing down on those crabs, otters inadvertently save the slugs and isopods, which can then graze the suffocating algae off the seagrass beds. Thriving seagrass beds filter the water of pollutants and make this whole habitat healthy.
 
What an amazing four-part chain reaction. It’s what we scientists call a “trophic cascade”. Just another reason to LOVE THOSE OTTERS!
 

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If you want to learn more with Tierney, head to TIERNEY’S AQUARIUM located in CRYSTAL SANDS!

 
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