While copper colored fish briskly swim in the frothing waters, the river's peak like eyes gaze into the snow blinding distance at The Purple People Bridge, that crosses over it like a deep arch in its back. The river hears the light, brown snake slither across its muddy waters and feels the tickles on its mushy river bottom as the small hard shell turtle crawls around in search of food. The river's beautiful twisting and winding flow is full of life, The Ohio River, keeps flowing through its course like blood flows through the veins in the human body. Its roaming
Channa Argus, commonly known as the northern snakehead, is one of the many invasive species around the world. This species is a top level predator and was introduced to several American states in 2002, but its natural habitat is based in southern and eastern Asia. Northern snakeheads were transported to the waters of America by being sold from pet stores and live food fish markets, followed by being released into the wild. The northern snakehead fish threatens and competes for the native species’ resources and habitat. The northern snakehead preys on zooplankton, smaller fish, fish larvae, crustaceans, frogs, insects, small reptiles, and even small mammals and birds.
The Ethiopian wolf is known as one of the world’s rarest canids. This particular species of wolf is only found in the areas of Africa, namely Ethiopia which is where their namesake comes from. Occasionally the wolves will band together to hunt young ungulates such as the duiker, mountain reedbuck and mountain nyala but for the most part the Ethiopian wolf is a solitary hunter. They subsist mainly on the abundant rodent population found in the afro-alpine grasslands. Sixteen (16) species of rodent have been documented in the Bale Mountain highlands including the black-clawed brush-furred rat, the vlei rat, Blick’s grass rat and the wolves favorite food, the giant mole-rat.
Introduction Chirp! Cries a gleeful river otter as it slides down a muddy slope into the water. The river otter belongs to the weasel family, with its North American relatives that include the mink, fisher, ermine, badger, wolverine, skunk, and the marten. The typical male river is about three feet long and weighs about eighteen pounds. They are even similar to their cousin, the skunks, that spray a “musk” from two glands under their tail.
Their geographical range includes all of Europe, Most of Africa, Indian subcontinent, North, central and south Amercia. For a barn owl to trive in a particular area there must be a high population of rodents, as this is their main source of food. Their ideal habitat would be of a grassland with long hedges and ditches, alot of fenches to perch while they hunt, and ideally a low lying area under 1500 to 2000 meters from sea level. The differences between the common owls habitat and the barn owls habitat is that common owls normally are found in dense forest areas where as barn owns aviod hunting here all together. Barn owls prefer scanty covered areas like forests or farms where food is more accisable.
There is no better place to be on a below freezing January day than out in the timber somewhere hunting ducks. As I get out of the truck, the smell of a swamp instantly hits my nose and I can now see the clear sheet of ice lying perfectly across the water. The place that I always go hunting at is way out in the country, miles away from city limits. There are no streetlights or sounds of cars passing by. The only things you can hear are the sounds of nature and animals.
Geographical process: The Atmospheric process links to the climate in the Sahara desert because of the prevailing wind, which blows from the northeast towards the equator throughout the year, this accounts for the deserts aridness. When the wind moves southwestward, the air warms which results in it releases rainfall because the humidity. The Biotic process is linked with the sahara desert because Desert animals have made adaptations as well as plants, even their features and behavior have adapted to the Sahara Deserts conditions. Some examples of animals that have adapted to the desert are camels, scorpions, birds and spotted hyena, the plant that has also adapted to the Sahara Desert is the welwitschia plant because of its long roots that reach as much water as possible. Plants that survive in the deserts are called xerophytes plants.
The muskrat often makes its home in ponds or marshes near a food source. They dig holes underneath the ponds, often burrowing in the ground and will sometimes make dens out of sticks. Unfortunately muskrats are disliked by farmers because they dig under their ponds or water sources for animals and they eat any vegetation in their sight. Paragraph Four The muskrat has to adapt to its ecosystem or habitats. For instance in the book by Stan Tekiela.
Regarding the color of the C. quinquecirrha it is a cloudy color of white and the C. quinquecirrha may have red streaks or dots that appear on its tentacles or cup. Location: The C. quinquecirrha is found in the Atlantic and Indian lukewarm waters. It is found around the east coast of the United states (U.S.) , can be found near New England and Brazil. Habitat: C. quinquecirrha in habit areas that have warm waters and a low level of salinity such as the Atlantic estuaries. Additionally they can be found inhabiting rivers that are meso and polyhaline water.
Twenty common newts feed in the pond. Toothed pond skaters hunt for small flies that become trapped on the surface of the pond. Emperor dragonflies fly over the pond in the summer and lay eggs on plant stems beneath the surface of the water.” According to another site, “Spirulina algae, which is often found in fish food, is packed with nutrients and is a natural color enhancer. A balanced diet also includes vitamin B, vitamin C, and digestive enzymes that helps pond fishes to stay healthy throughout the winter months. Experiments have shown that wheat germ will help goldfish and koi grow at a much more rapid speed, and it is also a natural source of vitamin E (a vitamin that helps with