From a biodiversity perspective, the lionfish is creating a profoundly negative effect on the health of several native species of fish. The lionfish is a fish that always looks to invade and has characteristics that provide them with an advantage in new areas. Lionfish reproduce rapidly and are the strongest creatures overtaking coral reefs today. The spines of lionfish contain venom and can kill numerous species of fish. Lionfish are damaging the communities that live in coral reefs.
The quantity of hindrance reefs is extraordinarily augmenting because of ecumenical warming, in light of the host of the water 's level. Hindrance reefs develop best where the area is sinking a greater number of speedy than the dihydrogen monoxide. The most well-known obstruction reef is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which compasses more than 2,000 kilometers. The third kind of coral reef is the atoll. Atolls comprise of a ceaseless or broken ring of coral reef dodging a focal tidal pond.
The diet of a viperfish consist of shrimp, hermit crabs, anchovies, mackerel, and other small fish they can feast on. They can go days without food because of their very low basal metabolism rate. They also have a large stomach that allows them to store food when it is needed. When they see a prey they want they go straight at it and headbutt it and hopefully it would get disoriented and the first vertebra right behind its head acts as a shock absorber and take all the shock from the impact so they don't get a concussion.
The linear regression on Figures 1 and 2 determined the diffuse attenuation coefficient for downwelling plane irradiance (Kd) which is the exponent of the equation on figure 1. The Kd value found using the light data from the experiment was 0.281 1/m. This value is in the normal range usually seen of 0.1-0.4, which means that light disappears faster with depth. A high Kd value means there are more phytoplankton in the water which on reefs is mainly suspended
Part of the secret you can’t even see, these lizards have hip joints that rotate 360 degrees, meaning that they can turn their entire torso around. All of these specialized feature allows the basilisks is run 5 feet per second! That’s an average of running 5 more than 5 miles an hour! This feat is rather amazing but the basilisk can only run for for about 10 to 20 meters before they slow down enough to sink (“Do the Lizard Walk”). So don’t think that these lizards are living on the surface of the water, they usually only run to escape from predators or to chase prey and they otherwise spend the majority of their time in the trees and rocks close to the water so that they can sprint away at a moment’s notice.
This beautiful looking fish packs a punch: The fish has venomous spines that deliver an extreme pain that can last for days. In extreme cases, the venom can even cause paralysis. The LIonfish is an apex predator on the reefs using its fins to coral small fish and anything it can fit into it’s mouth into a corner before it strikes quickly swallowing it whole. The lionfish feeds on an array of over 50 species including ecologically and economically important species. ("Lionfish Biology Fact
Hydrothermal vents are categorized by the temperature of the hydrothermal fluids released. One type of hydrothermal vents are called white smokers. White smokers release hydrothermal fluids of temperatures around 30-350°C (86-662°F) (Karimi, 31). These vents release lighter hued minerals such as barium, calcium, and silicon. They also tend to be lower in temperature due to how far away they are from the source of heat (“Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana”).
Title- The Effect of pH Balance on Isopod Behaviour Introduction- Isopods, or what your 7-year old self would refer to them as ‘Roly-Polys’, are actually a type of class crustacean. They breathe with gills, so they have to stay in damp areas with high humidity. That’s why you normally find them under rocks (Isopod, Pillbug, Sow Bug Information, 1997).
The skin of a pit viper makes them stand out. The pit viper’s skin is a cold scaly texture that looks wet, but is actually dry. The one thing that points out pit vipers from any other species of snake is their 2 holes under their eyes that are incredibly useful to them. My research on
As they usually hunt old, weak or sick prey, they help to keep the prey population in good condition, healthy and strong, enabling these more naturally fit animals to reproduce and pass on their genes. The effects of removing sharks from ocean ecosystems, although complex and rather unpredictable, are very likely to be ecologically and economically damaging. Here are some reason why killing sharks is very bad: 1)Sharks are being fished at a rate faster than they can recover. Due to overexploitation and lack of proper management, many shark species are under considerable risk of unrecoverable decline with some species having declined to near extinction in recent years.
People have decided to have their first ever python challenge. For the challenge they are given a reward of 1,500 dollars to the hunter that kills the most of the pythons. They have also got a reward for who get the biggest one bagged. Source two states, “prizes will be awarded in two divisions: one for novices and the other for those who already have python permits.” The animals live here because of the humid climate.
In this three-week long experiment conducted in the Bio 13 Lab, we were able to analyze a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in our own genomic DNA and then determine our genotype at this specific SNP. In week one, we extracted genomic DNA from our cheek cells with swabs and prepared our DNA for PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) that would amplify the region with the intended SNP of interest. After one week and after the PCR was run outside of the lab section, the resulting PCR product was purified and treated with restriction enzyme Ahdl in order to prepare for the final analysis of our genotypes. In the third and final week of the project, we analyzed our PCR products by means of agarose gel electrophoresis. By the conclusion of the experiment, we had completed the analysis at the SNP of interest and determined our genotypes for this SNP.