ecosystem comparison project
by: andres flores and patrick knox
biotic factors: fish, crabs, sharks, seaweed, shrimp, and other sea creatures.
limiting factors and carrying capacity
carrying capacity: the tropical ocean may seem large but some fish have a difficult time finding homes and safe places from predators.
variations tolerances and adaptations
tolerences: the organisms that live in the tropical have to tolerate the heat of the sun and be strong swimmers to the currents.
adaptations: to have gills or strong breathing organs very water resisting skin.
Three symbiotic relationships
mutualism: the sucker fish help by riding the parastitic fish on larger organisms
parasitism: the sucker fish feeding off the larger organisms.
- the lack of major water sources
- Intense temperature differences from Day to Night
- Constantly shifting landscape
- Ground Animals
- Sky Animals
AFRICAN PYXIE FROG
Namib Desert Viper
Three Symbiotic Relationships (in the desert)
- Mutualism - Desert bats eat the nectar of flowering plants and spread their polen
- Commensualism - Gopher Snakes use abandoned rodent-made holes as their homes
- Parasitism - Flea sucks the blood from a Coyote, potentially exposing it to illnesses