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Thursday, July 24

  1. page Puerto Rican Parrot edited ... Background Information The Puerto Rican Parrot is found only in Puerto Rico and is also reffe…
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    Background Information
    The Puerto Rican Parrot is found only in Puerto Rico and is also reffered to as the Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata). Puerto Rico is the only place that these birds live in the wild and there are only 34-40 left living outside of captivity. They have been saved from extinction but there are still only 143 of them living in captivity for safe keeping.
    DescriptionDescription
    These vibrant birds are colored with bright emerald green feathers over the majority of their body. Above the beak is a hint of red coloring and some white exists around the eyes. They also have some bright blue color under their wings. Males and females look exactly the same with no color or shape differences whatsoever. The only way to determine the gender of a Puerto Rican Parrot is to get a DNA test or observe their behavior naturally throughout breeding season. Compared to other parrots they are fairly small animals, weighing only about 10 ounces and stretching to about 11 inches.
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    Usually these parrots end up mating for life. The exceptions to this lifetime of mating would be if one bird dies or abandons the nest. They will reach their sexual maturity in the wild at about 4 years of age, but in captivity it only takes 3 years to mature. These birds normally lay 2-4 eggs at a time and the female will stay with them until they hatch for about 60-65 days.
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    ThreatsThreats
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    when the PeurtoPuerto Rican Parrot
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    Pearly-eyed Thrasher.
    Recovery

    Recovery

    The goal to downlist the species to threatned status is set to be done by the year 2020. The plan is to create two different areas of living so they can expand from each area. Each population created would consist of 500 or more individuals. Another way to protect this animal would be to control its predators.
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  2. page San Francisco Garter Snake edited Asia APES APES 2nd San Francisco Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia
    Asia
    APES

    APES
    2nd
    San Francisco Garter Snake
    Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia
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Tuesday, November 26

  1. page Killer Whale (Orca) edited Scientific Name- Orcinus orca By: By: Nathan APES 2nd period Common Common name- Kill…

    Scientific Name- Orcinus orca
    By:By: Nathan APES 2nd period
    Common

    Common
    name- Killer
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    Species: Whale or Dolphin
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    Order: Cetacea
    Family: Delphinidae
    Description
    What
    Description
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    Killer Whales are easily spotted with their unique marks. Their backs are black, their chest is white along with its sides, then there is a big white spot just behind and above the eye. When Killer Whales are first born they have yellowish or orange tint, but it fades as the whale matures. Killer Whale's bodies are husky and thick, with a tall dorsal fin, and the fluke has a dark grey color called the "saddle patch". Males can get very big, up to 9.5 m long (31 ft) and weighing over 6 tonnes. Females are smaller, still very big compared to a human, while growing up to 8.4 m (28 ft) and weighing in at 5 tonnes.
    What do Killer Whales eat?
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    Blue Whale.
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    Habitat:Habitat:
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    eating again.
    Killer Whale Senses
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    of humans.
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Friday, January 7

  1. page Eastern freshwater cod edited Matthew W. Eastern freshwater cod Maccullochella ikei
    Matthew W.
    Eastern freshwater cod
    Maccullochella ikei
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  2. page Eastern freshwater cod edited ... {http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0004/218578/Eastern-freshwater-cod.jpg} The e…
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    The eastern freshwater cod is a fish. Their backs have a leopard like color. Their bellies are a white to a yellow color. They can grow to over 40 kilograms but usually are around 5. Their mouth contains pads with needle like teeth. This cod eats other fish, crustaceans (like the Atyidae shrimp), and other land animals (insects and small mammals). The cod sexually matures at age four to five. They spawn in early spring when the water temperature is around 16 degrees celsius. They lay their eggs on rocks. Egg counts in females can range from 10,000 to 100,000, according to age.
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    in Australia. They do not seasonally migrate. They live in the water.
    Other species of cod have been accidently introduced to the river system and now compete with each other for the same food.
    The eastern freshwater cod have become endangered because of:
    Habitat loss
    Sedimentation
    Large debris removal: large snags are removed increasing water flow. This destroys spawing grounds for the cod.
    Water pollution
    Illegal fishing
    Fishing tourism
    The government of New South Wales from 1984-1989 initiated a restocking program. Now they are trying to restore the habitat, minimize the risk of newly introduced fish and fishing, and increase awareness in the community to gain support of the people. The most direct way to increase the population is to stock the rivers with them. Recovery depends on the future protection of the fish population. The eastern freshwater cod is a slow growing population so the regulation and protection is vital to make the species come back. The group behind the current recovery efforts is the New South Wales Government.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Freshwater_Cod
    http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/m-ikei/pubs/m-ikei.pdf
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Thursday, January 6

  1. page Florida Panther edited The Florida Panther Elizabeth, Block 2 Common Name: Florida Panther Scientific Name: Puma con…

    The Florida Panther
    Elizabeth, Block 2
    Common Name: Florida Panther
    Scientific Name: Puma concolor coryi
    Nickname: Not Available
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    Description:
    The Florida Panther is a mammal. A specific species of big cat, often linked to the Puma and Cougar, the Florida Panther varies in color, from light brown to grayish white. The muzzle and underbelly are usually white, while its nose and other defining features are most often a dark brown. From nose to tail, the panther can be as long as seven feet. They can weight as much as 138 lbs. The cat's carnivorous diet consists of mostly white tailed deer, while it sometimes preys on smaller animals like racoons. Florida Panthers breed during an October mating season, and cubs are born about three months later. Between one and three cubs are usually born. As the Florida Panther is a mammal, it gives live birth. The kittens are born with blue eyes and spotted coats, which fade when reaching the age of about six months.
    Habitat:
    The Florida Panther is native to North America, and can be found in southern Florida and, reportedly, Arkansas. The range of the panther used to cover most of the south-eastern United States. They do most of their travel at night and have territories that cover up to 250 square miles. Panthers can live in wetlands or drylands, and usually navigates both. Most live areas with good cover, which helps them remain unseen while stalking their prey. Thickets, among other dry, protected areas, are often utilized as dens to give birth and care for the kittens. Florida Panthers don't migrate, live below ground, or hibernate. There are no natural predators (beyond the uncommon large alligator) to the cat, nor are there any noted interspecies relationships.
    Problems:
    With the settlement of the Americas, the Florida Panther population began to decline. Much of the panther's natural habitat was taken over by humans, making it more difficult for the cat to survive. Hunting them, for reasons of safety and the possibility of profit (from the fur), may have also contributed to their declining numbers. With such a small population, there is a possibility of inter-breeding, which could cause birth defects. One of the main causes of death is territorial disputes between other panthers.
    Solutions:
    A small habitat for the remaining Florida Panthers (only about 70 left in the wild) has been set aside; however, it is shrinking steadily with business development and population growth. It is unlikely that the population will be able to recover. There is not enough known about the Florida Panther to be able to significantly help, and people working with the habitat, according to a Los Angeles Times article, were told to favor commericial development over the preservation of the habitat.
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Conservation Online System, Species Profile http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=A008
    Nature Works, Florida Panther http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/floridapanther.htm#4
    Pictures of Cats, Florida Panther http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/Florida-Panther.html

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  2. page Northern Carolina Flying Squirrel edited ... Northern Flying Squirrel {http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Habitat/WildAcres/images/no_fly…
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    Northern Flying Squirrel
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    MammalClass: Mammal
    Description

    The Northern Flying Squirrel is a small nocturnal gliding animal that weighs about 3-5pounds and measures 10-12 inches nose to tail. It possesses a long, broad, flattened tail that makes up about 80% of it's head and body length along with folds of skin connected from the wrist to the ankle to form an aerodynamic surface used for gliding. Adults are usually slate gray with unique patterns of reddish brown streaking down their backs. Juveniles are identified by a much darker gray coat. The Northern Flying Squirrel can be distinguished from the Southern Flying Squirrel by the significantly larger size and the relatively longer upper teeth row.
    Breeding: Flying Squirrels breed once per year, live young usually in litters of 2-3.
    ADiet: A Flying Squirrel's
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    and flowers.
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    Location: The
    Northern Carolina
    It is widely accepted that the Flying Squirrel dominated the southeastern United States when virgin forests were prevalent before the Industrial Revolution. Populations have dropped dramatically since then due to loss of habitat, although there is still a decent number of wild populations for the species to survive.
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    habitat destruction.
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    Species Preservation Efforts: No
    means of
    "least concern."
    Reference
    fws.gov/endangered
    flyingsquirrels.com
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  3. page Northern Carolina Flying Squirrel edited ... The Northern Carolina Flying Squirrel is found exclusively in the southern Appalachian Mountai…
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    The Northern Carolina Flying Squirrel is found exclusively in the southern Appalachian Mountain range, in areas of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.
    It is widely accepted that the Flying Squirrel dominated the southeastern United States when virgin forests were prevalent before the Industrial Revolution. Populations have dropped dramatically since then due to loss of habitat, although there is still a decent number of wild populations for the species to survive.
    During the colder months, the squirrels migrate to a mainly coniferous forest whereas they nest and breed in deciduous forests for the warmer months. They always live above ground and do not hibernate. The Northern Carolina Flying Squirrel is a primary source of food for the Spotted Owl, and is the second-highest cause for population depletion behind habitat destruction.
    No means of species preservation has been initiated so far, the Flying Squirrel has only just been put on the endangered species list and is referenced as a
    "least concern."
    fws.gov/endangered
    flyingsquirrels.com
    http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=A09M#lifeHistory

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