ECOSYSTEM COMPARISON PROJECT

Kelly Lipata, Teiah Santana, Emily Vue, Loni Salsman

Abyssal ecosystem

At depths of 4,000 to 6,000 meters (13,123 to 19,685 feet) this zone remains in perpetual darkness and never receives daylight.


The temperature is 0 to 4 C(32 to 34 F)

3 examples of abiotic factors

1. Volcanic Ash

2. Fauna

3. Magnesium

3 EAMPLES OF BIOTIC FACTORS

1. Angler Fish

2. Black Swallower

3. Tube Worm

5 Limiting Factors

1.Lack Of Sunlight

2. Lack Of Heat

3. Oxygen

4. Space

5. Nutrients

3 Organisim That Could Survive

1. tripod fish- there eyes are completely reduced and cannot rely on it's vision in the orient space, a completely adaption in the life of darkness.

2. Angler fish- it uses it's light to hunt it's prey. An adaption in the abyss darkness

3. abyssal octopus (dumbo octopus) - can grow 8 inches, has a soft body, allowing to live in deep water, and very quick to escape predators

Symbiotic Relationships

Mutualism-

The Blob fish attached itself to the body of the giant crab where they lay eggs in their chambers. It's beneficial for crabs because the blob fish eats the parasites and refuges off the crabs body, and the eggs do not get harm.


Parasitism-

The lantern fish connects it's self under the gills of the larger carnivores animal who dwell closely on the ocean floors, and eats the fauna.


Commensalism-

The tube worm and the bacteria. The bacteria converts the chemicals that shoot out the hydrothermal into food for the tube worm.

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Scenario

When a certain new toxic came out of the vent in the abyss and affected the vent bacteria and symbiotic bacteria. Soon the primary, secondary and top consumers' population will decrease until they die off, or some might leave and go somewhere for more food sources.

DESERT

The desert is hot and dry

Average temperature is 60° -70 ° and extreme maximum ranges 110° - 120°

3 EXAMPLE OF ABIOTIC FACTOR

1. Arizona Sunset

2. Dirt

3. Rocks

3 EXAMPLE OF BIOTIC FACTOR

1. Snakes

2. Scorpion

3. Catus

LIMITING FACTORS

1. Lack of water

2. Can get extremely hot

3. Its very cold at night

4. Little rainfall

5. Plants are usually shrubs and small trees

3 ORGANISIM SURVIE IN THE DESERT

1. Snakes - they live in the deep holes to cool off and stay away from the sun and it blends in with the sands and plants

2. Camel - camels can go on and live in the desert without food or water for days. An adaption in the desert.

3.Lizards - they can camouflage in the sand and can move quickly

3 SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

Mutualism-

As the Phainopepla bird eats the berries produced by the desert mistletoe, it passes undigested seeds. This ensures the survival of the desert mistletoe.


Commensalism-

A cactus wren builds its nest in a
cactus
to protect its young from
predators such as raven. There
is no harm to the cactus.


Parasitism-

Fleas on a Kangaroo Rat. The fleas benefit by drinking the blood of the Kangaroo
Rat. The K. Rat dose not benefit, if it looses too much blood it will
die.

Scenario

A disease spread out in the desert and killed the desert plant. Slowly the organisms population in there will slowly decrease until they leave to find a place with food or die. Years later a new species of plant appeared in the desert that stores a lot of water, and it is immune to the disease that caused the desert plants to die, then by the time flies the organisms that can live in the desert with this new plant species will grow again.