Sunday, November 28, 2010

Creme de la Creme

1 phytoplankton, 1 zooplankton, 1 aquatic macrophyte, 1 fish, 1 crustacean, 1 mammal (6 organisms total). I will be interested to see what you choose. :)
Amazing Awesome Aquatic Animals.

Dinoflagellates Phytoplankton- They live in large numbers in tropical waters. There are about 2,000 different types of dinoflagellates. 

Copepods- zooplankton
Copepods are small crustaceans found in both fresh and salt water. 

Water Lily- a pretty aquatic macrophyte.

Humhumnukunukuapuapa a
This fish lives in the coral reefs surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. It is a fish that I used to love to find as a small child, and it has the coolest name.

In Louisiana these crustaceans build tiny little towers that dot the cow pastures. They make a wonderful meal and are quite fun to try and catch.

Manatee- Mermaid of the Sea

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Biome, Sweet Biome

The Tropical Forests Biome is by far my favorite. Having grown up in its beautiful surroundings, its hard not to love it. The tropical forest biome is generally between the latitude of 23.5 N and 23.5 S. Rain is high, usually exceeding 2000 mm. The Soil is very rich and provides for lush and rich plants. The land is high in flora and fauna.

The Dwarf Monkey

The Dwarf Monkey lives in the rain forests of South America. It lives in the understory of the forest. It lives in territories, living in groups of 2-6 monkeys at a time. They eat tree gum, tree sap, fruit, and insects.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Are you my mother?

Mitochondrial Eve would have had medium skin tone, along with darker hair and an in between of many bodily characteristics. Modern humans contain such varieties because of our change in climates. Skin adjusts over time to increases or decreases in sunlight. Because of the globalization of the human race, scientists predict that human appearance will return to be similar to that of Mitochondrial eve.







Thursday, September 9, 2010

Not another hole in the woods.

Woods Hole Marine Biology Lab was created in 1888 to "study nature not books" as quoted by Louis Agassiz. It is the worlds oldest privately owned marine biology lab. Scientists from all over the country and the world come to study and learn at the Lab. It is known as a place where scientists can come together to share ideas.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hey Look theres a butterfly!

The Butterfly effect is the explanation that something small can affect a large systems. It comes from a speech delivered in 1973 by Edward Lorenz titled, "Does the Flap of a Butterfly Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?". It is based of the idea of a ripple effect, that as things continue they can become bigger and bigger until they become large enough to make a difference, or a tornado at least.