Adaptations allow deep-sea creatures to survive in extreme environments. There are many different adaptations that allow an animal to survive. The three common adaptations consist of habitat, appearance, and diet. The Giant Squid, Zombie Worm, and the Yeti Crab utilized these adaptations to survive, and without them it would be difficult to nearly impossible to keep their species alive and flourishing. Each one of theses species is suited for its environment and survival tasks through its adaptations.
Horseshoe crabs, marine arthropods known for their horseshoe like shells have been roaming the Earth long before the dinosaurs. These living fossils only inhabit the Eastern Shore and can be found on Delaware beaches such as the Delaware Bay, but these living relics may be in for extinction. Due to this exact reason Delaware has begun studying and protecting these species. Horseshoe crabs are vital to the Delaware Bay ecosystem,
A vampire will slowly drain your blood, a Sea Lamprey does the same for aquatic life. This invasive species bites onto a fish with its suction mouth that is with 12 sets of teeth. Then it uses its tongue to get beneath the skin of its prey and releases an enzyme to prevent the clotting of blood so that it receives more food whilst eating. Also, one female lamprey can lay an abundance of eggs, up to 10,000 eggs in one mating season. The Sea Lamprey has no weaknesses in the Great Lakes.
“My essay about Shells” “Shells”By Cynthia Rylant Is a realistic fiction story about a boy whose parents died and now he lives with his aunt. First they got into a big argument and say bad things like they hate each other. Soon Michael comes home with a crab and names it Sluggo. Finally Michael and Aunt Esther get along and not fight any more. The hermit crab brings them together and it stops fighting.
Tradeoffs are a frequent occurrence in Nature. They describe the compromise between two optimal but frequently incompatible traits for an organism. Andrea Pomeroy and her team applied this concept of tradeoffs to the western sandpipers, Calidris mauri, of British Columbia Canada, with the trade off of their ability to forage for food against the costs of potential predation. The main idea examined by Pomeroy was to study the spatial usage (The measure of how intensely a site is used for foraging by the sandpipers) at Boundary Bay, to determine how the birds chose their stop over sites during migration based on the tradeoffs between food abundance and predation risks.
between populations with variability of less than a percent between populations (Mrosovsky et al. 2002). Five years of temperature change could already begin to show some impact on sex ratios of loggerhead sea turtles. The viability of loggerhead sea turtle populations relies on suitable incubation temperatures that produce an adequate proportion of males and females (Ucar et al. 2012). Many species that have temperature-dependent sex determination, already often produce highly skewed offspring sex ratios and loggerhead sea turtles in particular already tend to produce sex ratios skewed toward females. The Earth’s average global surface temperature is currently warming at a rate of more than 0.1 degrees Celsius per decade (Lynch 2011).
Intro A wild mustang’s responses to abiotic and biotic factors can either be forced or an inclination. Their natural instinctive responses come out with mating, climate, competition, defense, food availability, and communication, while they are forced to respond to climate, and pollution. Wild mustang’s behaviors towards biotic factors have only somewhat changed over the years, as some biotic factors have not changed, while some have.
The objective of this experiment is to investigate if Seagulls wait around the bears while they`re finishing to eat their left over. Commensalism is a relationship between two species who live in close association and one receives a benefit (+), whereas the other is unaffected (0). My hypothesis is that the Grizzly bears and the seagulls have a commensalism relationship, where the seagulls receive benefit and the bears are unaffected. I will randomly gather photos from different time frame to look at both the number of seagulls and bears.
In the Washington Posts article “Just how badly are we overfishing the oceans?” the author suggests that the populations of fish are declining due to overfishing. While it might be true that people are overfishing, they aren't fishing to the point of extinction. There is also a need for stronger regulations to help regulate the amount of fish being fished. The fish populations aren't being drastically affected by fishing but some regulations can help control the population.
The Clown Loach fish (not to be confused with the Clown Fish in Finding Nemo) is one of the most popular aquarium fish around. The reason is probably their peaceful demeanor and entertaining personality. If you set up your aquarium incorrectly the clown loach will be shy and spend most of its time in hiding. However, if you set the aquarium up properly the clown's personality will begin to emerge. Clown loaches are community fish and thrive when they have at least 4 other clown loaches to hang out with.