Sunday, November 21, 2010

"The Planktons"

Aquatic microphyte is a plant that is emergent, submergent, or floating.  This plants
serves as a food and cover for fish and provides oxygen. 
The Barracuda fish can be found in tropical waters . These fierce fish can grown to be  as long as 5 ft. 
The Crustacean family includes aquatic animals such as lobster, crab, and shrimp.
Baboons can be located on the eastern part of  Africa, living near tress and places of water source for survival. 
Zoo-plankton can be found in larval forms in marine invertebrates such as crabs.
Phytoplankton in the aquatic environment are used to feed other organism such as oysters and claims.  




Beetles, leafs, and Ginger!!!!

The Southern Pine Beetle can be found in the Southern parts of the  U.S., Mexico, and Central America.
Also this beetle is said to be one of the most destructive animals of the forest. 

Leaf litter decomposition in the Tapajos National
Forest in Brazil. 
Leaf before it goes through the decomposition process. 

Decomposition of leaf litter is a major source of nutrients in forest ecosystems. As leaves are broken down by insect and microbial decomposers, organically-bound nutrients are released as free ions to the soil solution which are then available for uptake by plants. In this exercise students will measure the rate of decomposition of leaf litter during winter, spring, and summer at contrasting sites using the litter bag technique.

Wild Ginger is a heart shaped  Plant
can grow to be between  6-15 inches
usually around Spring time. These plants
are also used for medical treatments.