The Amazing Race Photobook

by: SooJin P. Aimon A. Lauren A. Yennise G.


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How does sickness affect the homeostasis of your internal environment? When you're sick, your body cannot regulate normally. This causes disruption of the equilibrium causing homeostasis to function irregularly. For an example, when you're sick, your body starts sweating.

China- Chinese Grass Carp

  • scientific name: Ctenopharyngodon c. idella

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • order: Cypriniformes

  • location: lakes, ponds, pools and backwaters of large rivers in China

  • 3 adaptations:

1. genetically designed to swallow weeds easily (with their big mouth)

2. their torpedo shaped bodies help to move fast

3.voracious appetites and overstocking

  • reproduction: Reproductive success is largely dependent on an adequate flow of oxygen rich water to suspend the eggs until they hatch. Juvenile grass carp rely on phytoplankton (one celled plants) for food.

  • importance in ecosystem: they help eliminate submerged plants that interfered with fishing and swimming

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Through our advntures we disected species to inform ourselves on the organs that each species uses and why it is important for them.

Brazil- Brazil-nut poison frog

-scientific name:Dendrobates castaneoticus

- class: Amphibia

-order: Anura

- location: Western Brazil

-3 adaptations:

1. The colors on the frog, while first thought of as a non-advantage, indicate that is poisonous and alerts predators to stay away.

2. The limb joints on this frog have a bright orange or yellow spots on them, meant to distract or confuse predators when they’re in motion.

3. The skin secretes poison for protection.

-reproduction: The tadpoles hatch in small pools of water that collect in logs, tree holes, or Brazil nut husks on the ground.

- importance in ecosystem: Feeding on small insects helps maintain the insect population, as wet tropical climates are perfect breeding grounds for insects.

Placental Mammals- Red Kangaroo

Scientific Name: Macropus rufus

Class or order: Diprotodontia

location: Australia

1) The mother can freeze her embryo when droughts come to halt her pregnancy, and receive enough nutrients
2) Kangaroos use their saliva to cool themselves down because of the heat
3) very energy efficient, can go long distances without food or water.

reproduction: The egg is being developed inside the vestige and has a thick lining of yolk around it. In the vestige it lies free and the wallaby develops. After the wallaby develops it is born blind and naked. The mother can have another baby right after.

importance in ecosystem: kangaroo meat is very important for the people of Australia especially the lower income because they cannot afford the exported meats. Kangaroos are the main symbol if australia and play a vital role in the australian ecosystem. Whether they are the prey or the consumer of a plant without them the food chain would be extremely disrupted.

Morocco- Puff Adder Snake

Scientific name: Bitis B. arientans

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Location: Africa and Arabia

-3 adaptations:

  • They are very poisonous making it easy to protect itself from predators.

  • They have a thick body, about four feet (1.2 m) long helping them get around.

  • They are nocturnal giving them an advantage with their colour coats to hunt for food without being noticed .

Reproduction:They are ovoviviparity ,but their eggs are retained within the organisms body until they are ready to hatch.

Importance in ecosystem: Its diet consists of birds and insects; but perhaps its main food is rodents. Were it not for the presence of snakes, we would be overrun by rats and mice. They also control insect and mosquito populations.

Bora Bora- Lemon Shark

- scientific name: Negaprion brevirostris

- class: Chondrichthyes

-order: Carcharhiniformes

- location: Bora bora coasts

-3 adaptations:

1. The lemon shark has pale yellow-brown to grey skin, which lacks any distinctive markings. This provides perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor in its coastal habitat.

2. All sharks have electroreceptors concentrated in their heads, called the ampullae of Lorenzini. These receptors detect electrical pulses emitted by potential prey.

3. They have very poor eyesight and cannot see well to find their food, but are equipped with extremely sensitive and accurate electroreceptors in the nose.

- reproduction: Lemon sharks are viviparous, females giving birth to between four and 17 young every other year in warm and shallow lagoons. The young have to fend for themselves from birth, and remain in shallow water near mangroves until they grow larger.

- importance in ecosystem: Lemon sharks are a popular choice for study by scientists, as they survive well in captivity, unlike many other species, such as the great white, which die in captivity because of food refusal. The species is the best known of all sharks in terms of behavior and ecology.

Galapagos- Red Billed Tropicbird

-scientific name: Phaethon aethereus

-class: Aves

-order: Phaethontiformes

-location: These birds nest in crevices and holes in cliffs or rock piles on most of the islands, but are most frequently seen from trails that follow cliff tops, such as on South Plaza, Genovesa and Hood.

-3 adaptations:

1. These seabirds are best known for the two extremely elongated central tail feathers to dive down to water faster and quicker than other birds.

2. Has a crimson beak, which is stout and slighty downward-curving to scoop the fish in one try.

3. Ranged eyesights to spot the birds from afar and to dive in quickly.

-reproduction: They make their nests on ledges and in holes and crevices in the cliffs, and lay a single egg on the ground. Both parents share in incubation and in feeding of the chick.

-importance in ecosystem:They bring in nutrients from the sea with their droppings (guano) and also with their food, eggs and molted feathers helping to drive important ecological processes, improving soil quality and increasing biological mass and diversity. Seabirds are also important indicators of local oceanic conditions and fish availability.

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