Brine Shrimp Lab Name: Date: Brine shrimp are tiny shrimp that hatch from eggs. You may have heard of them before; they are sometimes called “sea monkeys” in science kits for kids. They have been used for scientific study, but are mostly used as food for larger aquarium animals. Brine shrimp require certain conditions in their environment to hatch and then grow, including how much salt is present. Brine is actually a word used for salt water.
The mid-intertidal zone includes mussels and rockweed. And finally the upper intertidal zone includes dog whelk, barnacles, limpets, snails, and blue-green bacteria and algae. In the smooth texture of the sandy beach, there are also a variety of types of organisms, just not a large as a range as the rocky coast. It is said that if you are sitting on a beach where the waves make contact and you quickly dig into the sand there is a possibility that you will catch a beach hopper. Some call this animal by it’s textbook name, the mole crab.
You see, horseshoe crabs aren't the only ones traveling to these beaches. At the same time, huge flocks of hungry birds are making a great journey of their own. These baby horseshoe crabs look just like an adult except that they do not have a tail and their eyes and digestive system are not yet fully developed. And they are small – only 3 mm across. It takes 9 or 10 years for horseshoe crabs to become adults.
Although redclaw are less aggressive, shelter is still required to achieve uniform growth rates, as large crayfish dominate small crayfish. Unlike redclaw, yabbies are known to burrow into dam walls. Research suggests that burrowing is a survival response to a declining water level. Habitat Bottom dwelling scavengers, like to live in debris and vegetation in the water. Burrows underground during the warmer periods.
About the African Penguin The African Penguin, Spheniscus demersus, is also called the Blackfoot penguin and the Jackass penguin. This penguin is found off the coast of Southern Africa. Penguins are birds that cannot fly, but penguins swim very well and spend most of their lives in the sea. African penguins can swim at a speed of about 4.3 to 15 miles per hour (7-24 kph). This bird got its name from the donkey- or jackass-like sounds that it makes.
What does rotting wood, blue spots, and a diet of spiders and slugs have in common? Normally well nothing, but in this circumstance they are all conversialy related to none other than the salamandor, scientifically known as Ambystoma Laterale. The blue spotted salamandor taxonomic classification goes as follows; kingdom : Animailia, Phylum : Chordata, class: Lissamphibibia, order: Caudata, Family: Ambystomatidae and their genus is Ambystoma. This Salamandor can be easily spotted on the banks of lakes, the creveses of caves and on throughout the worlds most decidious woodlands; although they do prefer areas with acess to vernal pools if possible. Planning on visiting a cave?, well don’t get your hopes up on seeing one there in this age.
That’s smaller than someone’s thumb! Crustaceans are a group of animals whose skeletons are on the outside of their bodies, instead of the inside. Brine shrimp have a head, thorax, and abdomen. The color of Brine Shrimp varies from light beige, to a bright red, the different colors are an effect of
Although they prefer fresh food they will eat basically anything that they can get their claws on, even if it’s dead. (As is evident in their desire to get at the bait in the lobster traps!). The main diet of a lobster is crab, mussels, clams, starfish, sea urchins and various marine worms. They are also known to catch fast moving animals like shrimp, amphipods (also known as“sandfleas”)and even small fish Reproduction: Lobsters mate in a shelter during the summer when the female has just moulted and her carapace is still soft. The male turns the female over on her back and transfers his sperm cells into the female using his first pair of swimmerets (gonopods).
In these pools the boy found a purple octopus as he picks it up, he fells how soft and slimy it is as it sticks to his arm with its eight suction cup covered tentacles as it was trying to get away and find a place to hide. As he moves on trying not to slip or step on crabs that scurried here and there. He comes across a deeper pool that has some of the brightest colored rocks, as he gets closer he realizes that its
These lion ﬁsh prey on all different types of animals, such as: crabs, shrimp and smaller ﬁsh; and have very little amount predators giving them the place in the higher levels of the food chain. Since it is so high in the food chain and preys on almost anything, it has managed to survive in the Atlantic Ocean perfectly. In the Atlantic, lion ﬁsh are deﬁned as invasive species, which means, "a non-native organism that has intruded into an area and may have serious detrimental effects on native organisms, the local economy, and human health". sadly many accidents have led to the invasion where the lion ﬁsh has spread all across the Caribbean Sea and up North in places like Rhode Island. It is hypothesized that the origin of the whole problem came from only six lion ﬁsh that were accidentally released from an aquarium to the Atlantic Ocean in 1992 during hurricane Andrew.