such as brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Numerous species of birds, such as the Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia), the great egret (Ardea alba), the black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), and other waterfowl also favour the staging and feeding grounds that the
around 64 different species of herons. And out of the 64, I chose the green heron. I chose the green heron because despite it being smaller than most herons, it’s capable of doing many things. For example, the green heron can extend its neck to catch small fish. It can go from a tiny bird to a still tiny bird with a giraffe neck in seconds. If you’re curious about more facts about the green heron, you can continue reading. (Lisa Strattin. Facts About the Green Heron) (https://www.biokids.umich.edu/)
If I said: It’s the site of the first lighthouse on the West Coast and was once a fortress, would you know what famous California landmark I was referring to? Now, what if I included the following details: It has been the subject of numerous books, movies, and much speculation. Al Capone was one of its first “guests.” Burt Lancaster starred in a movie that was set, in part, here. Naturally, I’m talking about Alcatraz Island or The Rock as it’s also known. Over a million visitors go to Alcatraz
destroy wildlife because organisms may not be evolved to defend against such invaders. On December 26, 2013, in a small village in Guinea, a anomalous disease began spreading. An 18-month-old boy fell victim to the illness characterized by fever, black stools, and vomiting and would soon die from it. The boy is said to have contracted the disease from infected bats that were closer to human settlements due to deforestation. By January 2014, several members of the boy’s family and those who had helped
successfully petitioned and taken off of the Endangered Species Act. Approximately 200 species of birds make effective use of the variety of different homes in the river basin and deltas. These species include: the bald eagle, wood storks, yellow-crowned night herons, and the painted buntings. Not only is the Atchafalaya river basin known for its many different bird species, but the Atchafalaya delta is as well. The Atchafalaya River Basin is the main center of the wild crawfish harvest in Louisiana.