Deep in the west coast rainforest there is an endangered species called The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. They are 30-33 cm amphibious, that scout their lives through touch and sight. The Tree Octopus spends the beginning of its life in the rainforest. The rainforest has so much drizzle and dew, it keeps the threatened species from becoming shriveled and dead. The exceptional and profound creature has a very large brain to body ratio.
Daphnia can be found in a wide range of different environments. They can usually be found in ponds and small pools of water near the river. They even can be found in temporary pools caused by flooding and other natural events They tend to live at a range of depths but are more commonly near the middle or toward the surface of the water.
They are predators; mostly carnivores that feed on fish, squid, molluscs, crustaceans and marine animals; some are herbivores that feed on plankton. They can also be filter-feeders or scavengers.
This cartoon goes by a few names, but the Standard Oil octopus is the most common, it was created by Udo J Keppler in New York and wad published in Puck magazine on September 7th 1904. The cartoon depicts a standard oil tanker as an octopus it has its tentacles wrapped around Congress, state capital, the shipping industry, the railroads, and other business owners or politicians. The only thing that the octopus does not have control of is the White House, its eyes are fixed on it but its tentacles are just hovering above it not able to grasp it, the reason for this is because of President Roosevelt using the Sherman Antitrust Act to regulate the monopolies. The point Kepler was trying to get across the importance of regulating Standard Oil to prevent them from monopolizing farther in controlling the entire country, which at the time they already pretty much did.
An entire new world, different from our own exists beneath the surface of our oceans. This life is full of color, shapes, sizes, wonder, and even darkness. Much of this life has yet to be explored but we still know that beneath the waves exist the most beautiful creatures and the most bizarre. Magical areas such as the coral reef and mysterious areas such as the depths of the ocean are homes to over 700,000 species that live in the ocean. This includes the eighty percent of the ocean that has yet to be explored. Even though there may be separate oceans on this planet, they are still interconnected by a body of salt water. No area of the ocean is the same, which brings us to the wonderful fact that so many different species are able to flourish
The octopus has several main organs that are vital to its survival; the brain for its intelligence; the ink sack for its defense; and the arms for capturing its prey. This paper will discuss these different organs and how they have evolved physiologically to its environment.
If we are in deep waters we stay near the surface. We live in warm tropical waters in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. We mostly eat sponges, anemones, squid, shrimp, and of course, jellyfish!
Therefore , they obtain these insects by moving gravel , sand and rocks with their top lip that hangs over their bottom lip . They also sometimes resort to eating fish eggs even sometimes their own when they want to . These fish are also a vital part of the aquatic food chain because they give food for larger fish who prey on them . They have a lot of predators , but some of them are a Large Mouth Bass , Rock Bass , Lake Trout, etc .
The Northern Pacific seastar is a 40 to 50 large predator that is found in Australia and other countries. Northern Pacific sea stars have five arms and each of these arms joins in the center of the organism to form a central disc. These sea stars shows a wide range of colors, from orange to yellow, and sometimes purple on their dorsal side. They have a row of spines from each arm that comes together near the mouth area. Spines also line the ventral groove of each arm, where the tube feet are found. These sea stars are generally found close to shore on either mud, sand or pebble substrates but can live in depths up to 200 metres.
Primary users in this ecosystem comprise of zooplankton. Secondary consumers are fish that eat plankton. Tertiary consumers include sharks and barracudas, which are at the top of the food chai/web.
Just like the plants, the animals have adaptations to their environment. One of the top predators is the tiger shark, their adaptation is their teeth that help them catch prey. One of the animals is a narwhal, their adaptation is their coloring that helps them camouflage in arctic waters. The second animal is a green sea turtle, their adaptation is their long paddle-like flippers for swimming. The third animal is a blue-footed booby bird, their adaptation is that they are good swimmers to utilize their prey. The last animal is a sea otter, their adaptation is their long whiskers to detect vibrations. The animals talked about before are only five of the many animals in the marine biome. The animals obtain food from other plants, or animals within this biome. The same plants provide the animals with shelter. Scientists use food webs to show the feeding relationships between certain animals. A food web is a diagram that shows all feeding relationships in a community at each trophic level. As written above the tiger shark is the top predator so nothing will eat it, that would be at the top of the food web. At the bottom as producers would be mollusks which are invertebrates with a soft body often covered by a shell, they have a mantle that covers its internal organs, and have an organ called a “foot”, in this case it would be crabs, or snails. Another
Adapted for a wide range of aquatic habitats, various shark species inhabit shallow coastal habitats, deep-water ocean floor habitats, and the open ocean. With a wide selection to feed off of, as a whole the shark species feed on just about everything. Their diet consists of fish,