Scavenger Hunt Research Paper

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Ecology American Museum of Natural History , “Scavenger Hunt” Tianqi Fan 2. Hall of Human Origins “A new type of Human” This display shows the homo ergster, a hominid that lived in the dinorama scene. The ecological niche for the homo ergster is shown in this display where they are positioned in their living environment along with their food source which is a half eaten grazer. These hominids lived in eastern Africa and their constant diet was meat. In order to hunt these animals for food they would use sharp stone tools, some of which the markings are found on animal carcasses. The display shows a pair of homo ergster one femal and one male defending their caught prey from two other species, a bird and a fox. The ecological niche for the…show more content…
Hall of Ocean Life “Continental Shelf” This display shows a variety of marine species who inhabit the shallow extensions of water through continents called the continental shelf. Mutualist interaction is shown in this display between two marine species, the northern anemone and the northern shrimp. The anemone is a sea critter which lives planted to the sea floor with tentacles protruding out of its head in order to catch prey. The northern shrimp is a marine species that roams around the sea floor and usually has plankton as its diet. These two species interact where the anemones often provides shelter for these shrimps to live in. The only drawback is that the predatorial anemone sometimes attract predators that can be a problem or the northern shrimp. 13. Hall of Biodiversity “The Forest Community” This display explains the food chain in a small portion of the forest. This food chain is a simple depiction of a single forest. A beech seedling is represented as the first layer of food source along comes the luna moth caterpillar then the short tail shrewd and finally the barred owl. This display shows how the food chain works where it starts from the green plants which are eaten by the herbivores who are then eaten by the predators. This cycle never ends because even when everything dies, they are decomposed by scavengers or other plants, nothing is wasted. 16. Hall of Biodiversity “Rotation of farm crops in Dutchess county New York” This display shows the different…show more content…
All conditions of biodiversity are mentioned through this display where one condition effects the growth of many species who would interact and rely each other in order to form an ecosystem. 18. Hall of Biodiversity “Life in Soil” This display shows different species interacting with the soil in its living environment through different seasons. One part of the display shows how the change in climate effects the way the chipmunks live its life. In the winter the chipmunk is shown in its nest under the forest line where it hibernates and in order to defeat hunger you see many acorns stored beneath the nest. On the other side of the display you see when the climate changes during the spring, the chipmunk is seen outside of its nest in the search for food while its home quarters are occupied by babies. 20. Hall of Biodiversity “The Changing forest” This display shows a number of instances where a certain action in the forest results in the ecosystem changing. A ecological threat is depicted in one of the portions of this display where it shows two sides of a forest. One side is thriving with grass and trees with abundance of leaves, while the other shows dried out soil and leafless trees with cattle across the land. The threat comes from the trampling and eating of the seedlings of the trees. This practices is threatening the longevity of the ecosystem where the result seems to be a lifeless looking field shown in the

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