Behavioral Adaptation


What is migration?

Migration is the traveling of animals to avoid bad weather, to find food, or to reproduce. Some migrators travel short distances, other go thousands of miles. Migrators travel by flying, swimming, walking, hopping, burrowing, or slithering. For example birds migrate to the south before it being winter. It helps the organisms live because they are able to find food and be able to live in the climate they need.
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Emperor penguins migrate

Emperor penguins migrate to reach a breeding ground, They migrate during the month of March. The emperor penguins travel 60-100 miles inland to their designated breeding sites.
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Monarch Butterflys Migration

Monarch butterflies are not able to survive the cold winters so they migrate south and west each autumn to escape the cold weather. The monarch migration usually starts in about October of each year, but can start earlier if the weather turns cold sooner than that.
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Red Crabs Migration

The timing of the migration breeding sequence is also linked to the phases of the moon, so that eggs may be released by the female Red Crabs into the sea precisely at the turn of the high tide during the last quarter of the moon. It is thought that this occurs at this time because there is the least difference between high and low tides.


Estivation is when animals slow their activity for the hot, dry summer months. During a period of estivation, many reptiles go underground where it's cooler. This is also the reason why you see turtles on rocks just there the turtles are taking in the sun to add in energy once again.