The Amazing Race Trail Book
Nathan B. Kevin S. Luis N. Stephen S.
Our Interesting Story
3 Adaptations that help them survive
Torpedo shaped body to help them swim through the water at high speeds.
Long sharp teeth to be able to tear food apart and chew tough meat.
Double emarginate (notched) tail fin for control when swimming through the water at high speeds.
Post mating, the females reproduce about 5000- 30,000 eggs. The female’s lay eggs and allow it to drift in water. Then the males fertilize them and they hatch at hide in the rocks till they grow.They help the ecosystem by helping regulate the small fish populations and they also protect the natural and artificial coral reefs. If you take them out you will extremely hurt the ecosystem along with the food web and chain.
Some adaptations that it has is , The bent legs,bent front limbs helps the frog jump from place to place,and the sticky feet helps the frog stick to objects. The frog have sexual reproduction and then they lay eggs to have babies. Frogs are important to its environment because they eat flies and without frogs,the fly population would overpopulate.
Some of the animals adaptations are:
Adhesive feet to help the gecko stick to objects while climbing.
It’s skin help it glide through the water.
- It has a long tongue to eat insects.
The gecko reproduces by laying eggs after having sexual reproduction.This gecko can lay 1 or 2 eggs at a time and can lay 3 clutches of eggs in one year.
This animal is important to it’s environment because it helps keep insect population from overpopulation and if the gecko’s have to, then they would eat other gecko’s in some species.
Guess where we are, that is right we are at the Galapagos. Here we learned about the how different species of birds have adapted beaks according to what they eat and their diet. Some had short beaks that were meant for eating and opening seed that are found on the ground. Some beaks were meant for tearing flesh from a small animal like a rat. There is also long-scoop like beaks that are used to capture and eat fish. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Galapagos and how many different kinds of birds were flying around us.
Big feet to be able to hop away from predators.
Pouch so I can raise its young safely.
Size so it can travel long distances in tight areas.
They reproduce sexually and the female is basically pregnant year round they can freeze the birth till the baby Joey leaves the pouch. One of the most interesting mammal. Why is it important: It is important because it is a big part of the food chain! If the kangaroo was pulled out of the environment there would be such a drastic hurt to the food chain. It also helps keep the grass levels to a nice height and uses it for a food source also regulating its growth.
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