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    Food Chain: By Marjan
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Sunday, March 9

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    Animal Species:Some animal species found in the tropical rain forests are Africa Forest Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Chimpanzee, Harpy Eagle, King Cobra, and Orangutans. Animals like the tropical rain forests because there are alot of plants and many of those plants produce fruit.(Biomes of the Earth)
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    Capybara live in South American Rainforest from Panama to Eastern Argentina surprisingly this animal is indeed a rodent. The capybara is an extremely good swimmer and seem to be very active at sunrise and sunset and most scientists would consider them nocturnal animals and these animal mainly feed on plants.
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    The tiger is one of the animals that live in the tropical rain forests and is one of the most dangerous animal species in the tropical rain forests. It is very fast so it can eat or chase anything that he wants and could catch up to them in a quick instant. The tiger likes to relax in water and wait untill a prey comes around him and he starts chasing them and captures them.
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    "Internet Geography - GeoTopics - Ecosystems." Internet Geography. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/whatecosystem.html
    "Jaguar vs. Anaconda." Youtube. 13 Nov. 2006. 10 Mar. 2008 <www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJmP_MBuD7w>
    "Rainforest Animals." MBGnet. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/animals/>.
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  2. page Tropical Rainforest edited ... (Costa Rica Rainforest) {biomes.jpg} The (Internet Geography - GeoTopics - Ecosystems) T…
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    Precipitation: The precipation in the tropical rain forests is 300 centimeters all year round. This means that there is alot of rain and makes the trees and plants grow and this makes the best place for trees and plants to grow because it is the perfect weather for them and they receive alot of rain. The main plant in the tropical rain forests are trees and the canopys there are the longest trees in the whole rain forests.
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    (Rainfall Chart)
    Sunlight:The abundant sunlight and the warm temperature and the daily rain makes the plants in the rain forests grow very quickly. This rain forests has no winter so the plants grow all year. The soil in the tropical rain forests is not very good, plants cann not only depend on sunlight and rain. They need minerals and those minerals are calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. The soil doesnt have these minerals because during the years it has been washed up and the minerals have been gone. The rain forests consists of three different kinds of layersthe first one is the emergent layer this layer has the tallest trees they capture alot of sunlight and they also have to deal with the wind in the winter season. The second layer is the canopy trees these trees capture most of the sunlight, their branches are very long and their leaves cover every little light that might be passing by. Most of the animals that live in the tropical rain forests live in the canopy trees because of the fruit, leaves, and flowers. The last layer in the tropical rain forests is the understory and this consists of bushes, shrubs, and small trees. These plants are adapted to low light levels and there long leaves try to capture as much sunlight as they can. The tropical rain forest floor only receives 2 % of sunlight.
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    Temperature:The tropical rain forests has a temperature of a year round warmth, and it receives alot of rain the average rain fall in the tropical rain forests is 125 to 660 centimeters a year. The tropical rain forests belongs to the tropical wet climate group. The temperature of the tropical rain forests is always in 93 degrees and sometimes it goes over 93, and sometimes it drops to 64 degrees which means that it is still warm there. The average humidity in the tropical rain forests is between 77 and 88 percent. There are some seasons where there is less rain and in moonsoonal areas there is a very dry season. Tropical rain forests cover 6% of the earths surface so they are spreded around everywhere. Scientists say that most of the earths and plants live here because of the weather. The tropical rain forests produces 40% of the earths oxygen. The tropical rain forests has more trees than other areas in the world, scientists have counted 100 to 300 differrent kinds of tree in a 2 1/2 acre. Seventy percent of plants in the tropical rain forests are trees.
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    Capybara live in South American Rainforest from Panama to Eastern Argentina surprisingly this animal is indeed a rodent. The capybara is an extremely good swimmer and seem to be very active at sunrise and sunset and most scientists would consider them nocturnal animals and these animal mainly feed on plants.
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    The tiger is one of the animals that live in the tropical rain forests and is one of the most dangerous animal species in the tropical rain forests. It is very fast so it can eat or chase anything that he wants and could catch up to them in a quick instant. The tiger likes to relax in water and wait untill a prey comes around him and he starts chasing them and captures them.
    This video basically shows us a fight for survival and the battle between predator and rey even though they are equally matched one will come out on top.
    (Jaguar vs. Anaconda)
    Plants:
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    This is a Carniverious plant,the most common one is the Venus fly trap. These
    plants catch there prey/enemies more like an animal. they have pinchers that trap
    other animals.
    (Learning About Rainforests)
    There are other plants in the rainforest such as Bromeliads, Epiphytes, Orchids, and Saprophytes.
    (Learning About Rainforests)
    Energy Flow:
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    This graph shows the amount of precipitation the tropical forest in Belem, Brazil gets,
    and the temperatures.
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    http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/serve_home.html
    "Rainfall Chart." Rainfall. 5 Mar. 2008 <www.mbgnet.net/sets/temp/rainfall.gif>.
    Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Environmental Science. Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.
    "Internet Geography - GeoTopics - Ecosystems." Internet Geography. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/whatecosystem.html
    "Jaguar vs. Anaconda." Youtube. 13 Nov. 2006. 10 Mar. 2008 <www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJmP_MBuD7w>

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    The emperor peguins have seventeen species that live in the tundra and they survive the tundra because of their feather.On the coastal strips of the continental mainland of Antarctica is where the peguins breed. Whenever at lost the peguins each have a special sound to find each other. The height of the peguins usually are fourty five inches. While diving they reach depths of one thousand three hundred feet and can stay under water for as long as nine minutes. Meanwhile, they are underwater they use their flippers as wings to dive and because of their massive weight, they have a great advantage under cold conditions. With less surface area there is more body heat lost. Even though penguins have wings they can't fly, as stated they are they are"permanent residents of the land of ice". Penguins do not have a long period of migration like most birds of the Arctic do. {http://scanned.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/emperor-penguins.JPG?w=270&h=210}
    Emperor Peguin Video Clip:
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    Importance:
    The animals found in this biome are totally diffrent from those of the tropics. There aren't that many species but the ones that are in this biome would never survive in the tropics because of the diffrent adaptations. These species have developed under extrme pressure which is why they adapt well to these conditions. These specie's genes would be helpful in the future for humans, so this is a major reason why we need conserve them.
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  6. page Tundra edited ... {caribou.gif} The Caribou is one of the mammals that stay in the Tundra year round. The Cari…
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    The Caribou is one of the mammals that stay in the Tundra year round. The Caribou in the winter do not usually get alot of food. The only food they eat in the summer are Lichens. Lichens as I said before are forms of fungus which are like mushrooms. The way they have to get them are by scraping snow away from the earth to go to eat them. This animal fits into the society and into the food chain because the foxes from the higher level of the energy which will move the energy into the next level.
    Emperor Peguins
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    Peguins:
    During the winter months, male peguins gather together to for a huge circle to keep warm using each other's body heat. They also alternate turns. While the female peguins go hunting for food, the male are held responsible of the children awaiting the female's return.
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    The emperor peguins have seventeen species that live in the tundra and they survive the tundra because of their feather.On the coastal strips of the continental mainland of Antarctica is where the peguins breed. Whenever at lost the peguins each have a special sound to find each other. The height of the peguins usually are fourty five inches. While diving they reach depths of one thousand three hundred feet and can stay under water for as long as nine minutes. Meanwhile, they are underwater they use their flippers as wings to dive and because of their massive weight, they have a great advantage under cold conditions. With less surface area there is more body heat lost. Even though penguins have wings they can't fly, as stated they are they are"permanent residents of the land of ice". Penguins do not have a long period of migration like most birds of the Arctic do. {http://scanned.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/emperor-penguins.JPG?w=270&h=210}
    Importance:
    The animals found in this biome are totally diffrent from those of the tropics. There aren't that many species but the ones that are in this biome would never survive in the tropics because of the diffrent adaptations. These species have developed under extrme pressure which is why they adapt well to these conditions. These specie's genes would be helpful in the future for humans, so this is a major reason why we need conserve them.
    Resource:
    Peter Moore D. Biomes of the Earth Tundra. Illustrations by Richard Garrett. New York: An imprint of infobase publishing, 2006.

    Plants: During the short-growing season in the summer, the tundra blooms with a variety of low-growing plants. For example, the only tree that grows in the tundra biome is the dwarf willow tree. Also some of the other plants that live are mosses, grasses, and shrubs. The plant growth takes place in the long days of the short summers.
    Dwarf Willow Tree
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    Grassland Map: By Marjan
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    Citation:by Margen and Jen
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  8. page Grassland edited ... Grasslands receive about 10 to 30 inches of rain per year. If they received more rain, the gra…
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    Grasslands receive about 10 to 30 inches of rain per year. If they received more rain, the grasslands would become a forest. If they received less, they would become a desert. Grasslands are often located between deserts and forests.
    Grassland soil tends to be deep and fertile. The roots of perennial grasses usually penetrate far into the soil. In North America, the prairies were once inhabited by huge herds of bison and pronghorns who fed on the prairie grasses. These herds are almost gone now, and most of the prairies have been converted into the richest agricultural region on earth. Crops grow well in the rich soil.
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    Plants: by Jen The most common types of plant life on the North American prairie are Buffalo Grass, Sunflower, Asters, Blazing Stars, Coneflowers, Goldenrods, Clover, and Wild Indigos.
    {http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:b55twr8iORyFYM:http://nativeplantproject.tripod.com/CVGCImages/buffalc.jpg} {http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:s--PBIQ_7_FWJM:http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Sunflower-Poster-C10007037.jpeg} {http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:gAnz0JU7TBCr4M:http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/1001/50255207.JPG} {http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:4v8jyam4QvsrdM:http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/liatris_ligulistylis.jpg} {http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:YYSqpRBQqjBwQM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Goldenrods_in_Fountain_County,_Indiana.png/500px-Goldenrods_in_Fountain_County,_Indiana.png} {http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:JYT2Y5UyPNx7CM:http://www.gladlylearn.com/Clover1024.bmp} (http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/grasslands.htm) Animals: By Jen Ruiz Grasslands lack the trees and heavy bush to hide many creatures. Because of the open landscape and the widely spaced trees, grasslands are home to large herds of grazing mammals such as the following:
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