Monday, November 22, 2010

Sometimes Fir Trees Eat Meat

Diatoms. Boy do they looks really cool.  They are my favorite because of how many different looking ones there are, its just awesome. 

Zooplankton feed off of phytoplankton making the the first level of consumers.  They use their appendages to bring in phytoplankton and consume them for energy. 

The lily pad is an aquatic macrophyte that grows from the base of the lake up. Its leaves sit on top of the water in order to reach the sunlight for photosynthesis. 

By far my favorite crustacean is the lobster.  They are just too delicious.  While they may feed off the bottom of the ocean I still like to eat them. 

The barracuda is my favorite fish.  Need I say more.  What a total B A fish.  These things can grow up to 6ft long and could bite you in half.  Quite possibly the coolest fish in the water excluding sharks (whole different level).

The panther is my favorite type mammal. Panthers include both leopards and jaguars.  If a barracuda had legs it would be a panther.  Fast, agile, and a bite that means business. They live mostly in Asia and Latin America and have been seen also in the US.

Favorite Biome

My favorite biome would have to be the desert. 

The temperature in deserts can vary greatly and also there are rock outcroppings in many deserts which people enjoy climbing.  The rocks in deserts can be hundreds of feet tall and have no one ever stand on top of them. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Favorite Ecological Niche and organism

My favorite ecological niche and organism is the emperor penguin who is geographically isolated on Antarctica.  It's niche would be the Antarctic and the fish that they feed on in the water.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mitochondrial Eve

Mitochondrial Eve is the common maternal ancestor that everyone shares.  Everyone inherits the specific set of DNA in their mitochondria directly from their mother, so this Mitochondrial Eve is like the "mother" to everyone.  She would have had a dark complexion with dark brown or black hair and also very generic features. 

This is a representation of what people believe that Mitochondrial Eve would have looked like a few thousand years ago. 

A Japanese Family

This is a Native American man

An Irish boy

Men from the Ibo tribe of Africa

Woman and her child from Zulu tribe of Africa