Would it be possible for humans to walk on water? With the combination of specialized features and blazing speed with the right environment, the basilisk earns the nickname of the Jesus Christ lizard. What do Basilisks Eat? Although basilisk lizards was considered to be omnivores, a
Scientists have studied and debated over it’s various characters. Since these animals are extinct and can be studied only by their fossil records, a lot of speculations have risen about their traits, one such area is the question about their mechanism of thermoregulation – whether dinosaurs were cold or warm blooded animals. Dinosaurs are “reptiles”, which are characteristically ectothermic animals hence
Off the coast of the Mariana Islands resides a seven mile deep crevasse, completely devoid of light; all sunlight ceases at 3,000 feet as it enters the aphotic zone. Once in this zone, “the eyes of fishes become enlarged, as though to make the most of any chance illumination of whatever sort, or they may become telescopic, large of lens, and protruding.”(P.628) Of this canyon, the deepest part is the Challenger deep, which has been measured to go as far down as 36,000 feet. At this depth, the immense weight of the water above crushes down on anything below, and has more than hindered our efforts to explore the
Burmese Pythons are the largest snakes in the world. Source 1, Burmese Python: Not the Ideal Pet, states,”Think of a telephone pole, and then imagine a snake as big around the middle as that pole.” (Source 1). Pythons stretch a length of 23 feet and can weight up to 200 pounds. Burmese Pythons have no venom, but, they have also other ways to kill their prey. According to Source 1, Burmese Python: Not the Ideal Pet, Burmese
TITLE “Sue” is one of the biggest and most complete T-rex skeleton ever found (text book pg. 140). If this skeleton would’ve been lost to illegal fossil trade dealers, then scientists and paleontologists would have also lost valuable evidence. Fossils are dead organisms that are buried by sediment that hardens, and then preserves the form of the dead organism (text book pg. 141).
After learning about how smart our relatives are they can't just go away. They are dying from horrific diseases and viruses they have no protection against. On the brighter side, steps can be taken to help save the chimpanzee. Sadly if we don't save Chimpanzees by the time the next generation are teens we will be seeing movies about the extinct Chimpanzee. A recent estimation on the website janegoodall.ca estimates that,” In the absence of swift action, our closest animal relatives could become extinct within 15 years.” They will be like the movie Ice Age, lots of extinct animals that everyone thinks are cute!
And that was believed literally by all. Life on earth varies enormously. The thousands of millions of living things live in a very large range of different habitats and conditions from the hottest of deserts and rainforests to the warm seas and cold oceans to the frozen Antarctic. But the most indurate question, does the evolution of the biological diversity on earth came from a belief of Darwinism or a Creationism theory? Either of the two, whether which side you support, all creatures can be extinct, it is a fact that no one will be alive for a very long time.
Paleomagnetic data help to reconstruct the ancient position of continents to within about five degrees of latitude whereas glacial and salt deposits indicate the global latitudinal temperature gradient from poles to the equator. These latitudes and temperature gradient create zones that separate endotherms from ectotherms. Large reptiles cannot survive cold winter conditions existing in the poles because they cannot warm up their body temperature during the short winter day and they are too large to find safe hiding places to hibernate. Small reptiles like small lizards are found as far north as Alberta where they hibernate underground in winter but large reptiles like crocodiles or big lizards do not go beyond northern coast of Gulf of
Did you know that there is numerous species that are endangered and becoming extinct? One terrestrial mammal that is experiencing threats to their extinction are lemurs, this jeopardized spices' is most common in our zoos today then in the wildlife. African islands including Madagascar is their natural habitat, and studies demonstrate that is their only home in the world because the geographical location is isolated. There are different kinds of lemurs and some of the most common ones that we know today are: the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) , silky sifaka, mouse lemurs. The scientific name for lemurs is “Lemuroidea”.
Wegener noticed that the fossil, Cynognathus had been observed in both Africa and in South America. Cynognathus was a reptile that living on the land and lived for 200-250 million years. Today, the form of vegetative of the continentals are very different to each other. So, there will be no possibilities of the same type of animals will live on both continentals during the same period. Most scientist agreed with Wegener that the land living Cynognathus could not have cross the Atlantic Ocean by swimming as it cannot fly and does not look like it can swim, certainly not crossing the Atlantic