The icy water and dropping temperatures are definitely threats to any animal without blubber. Although it may seem only a petty part of the body, blubber is actually is the key for surviving in the wilderness. Definition of Blubber To many people, blubber is a useless layer of fat that is found on certain animals such as whales, polar bears, dolphins and seals. Blubber is actually the key to these animals surviving in the frigid weather.
Earth’s climate has been changing over the last few decades, with the global temperatures rising at a high rate (Corell, 2006). Some of these climate changes are due to natural causes, although the strength at which temperatures are rising indicates human influences, such as increased carbon dioxide emission, as well as other greenhouse gases. Climate change particularly affects the Arctic region, where warmer temperatures are causing decrease in sea ice extent and thickness, permafrost thawing, coastal erosion, changes in ice sheets and shelves, and consequently, changes in the distribution and reproduction rates of Arctic species (Corell, 2006).
Rivera, Ma. Ione Skye Niches and Adaptations Part I: Animal #1 BLACK BEARS American Black Bears are forest dwellers and are usually found in mixed forest areas and also places that can be as high as 10,000 feet in elevation. Their habitat is mainly in an understory surrounded with lots of fruits, nuts, and berries.
One of the main reasons polar bears are going extinct is because they aren’t getting the right amount of food they need to survive. Seals, the main food source for the polar bears, are animals that depend largely on the algae that grows on the ice of the Arctic. With the ice content slowly depleting, there isn’t enough seals to sustain the polar bear population. One of the
Also known as the polar rabbit, the arctic hare is a species of hare which has adapted to survive in polar and mountainous habitats. These hares have thick fur and usually burrow into the ground or under snow to keep warm and sleep. Arctic hares have shorter ears than rabbits, and they thrive in extreme cold. Arctic hares can run up to 60 kilometres per hour. This species of hare is prey to many predators, including ermine, hawks, wolves, falcons, humans, and mostly, the Arctic fox.
They use the ice to rest on while hunting for seals, but since there is less ice it’s causing the polar bears to drown from exhaustion. Walruses can eat up to 200 pounds of clams each day. Clams are usually found near the continental shelf but with ice caps melting it is getting harder for walruses to find
The United States of America abounds with beautiful scenery, amazing natural resources, and fascinating animals. Each state can boast of its unique natural resources. The state of Alaska provides an abundant habitat for numerous species of mammals, fish, and birds.
Also, they hit the ground to make sure that there is water. Most of the fresh water is underground because the snow that is on the outside is undrinkable. Also, it was also hard to get because the ice is frozen and hard. This is one reason why global warming was significant to the Inuit people.