MOONBIRD: A Year On The Wind The Great Survivor B95 By Phillip Hoose Literature Circle By: Marina Simmons Extinction is forever Chapter Eight Extinction Ordovician-Silurian mass extinction Catastrophic Late Devonian mass extinction Appendage Permian mass extinction Ecosystem Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction Plight Questions: 1. 2/3 of all species disappear quickly in mass extinctions. Describe what happened in the five that have occurred on Earth thus far. 2. The last mass extinction was created by a catastrophic event. Make a list of catastrophic events that could occur on Earth. 3. On page 109 the author, Phillip Hoose, gives a list of reasons why the Rufa Red Knot will go extinct. What are all of the reasons caused from and explain how? 4. Letter writing, passing laws, and educating the public are all ways to prevent the extinction. Is there another way you can think of to do for our feathered friends? 5. Speculate if B95 is alive today. Profile: What management skills did Mike need to organize Friends of Rufa Red Knots?