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My adaptation learning

  1. 1. My Adaptation Learning/Log<br />
  2. 2. Sea/Ocean-(Leatherback turtles)<br />The shell protects it from predators attacks.<br />Forelimbs are modified into long, paddle-like flippers for swimming.<br />Neck and limbs are nonretractile. This would enable rapid swimming to catch its prey.<br />Behavioral Adaptations:<br />The leatherback turtle covers its nest with sand and packs it down with their rear flippers. Then they uses her front flippers to throw sand around to help disguise it.<br />The males will put their front foreclaws by the side of their head and wave it quickly in front of the female's face.<br />Source:<br />
  3. 3. Artic/Tundra-(Polar bears)<br />The coat can vary from pure white to yellow to light brown to blend in the surrounding to sneak up to its prey.<br />The sole of a polar bear's foot has thick, black pads covered with small, soft papillae. The papillae create friction between the foot and ice to prevent slipping.<br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />The males fight fiercely among themselves until the strongest or largest male succeeds in chasing the others away.<br />Each toe has a thick, curved, nonretractile claw. The claws are used for grasping prey and for traction when running or climbing on ice.<br />Source:<br />
  4. 4. Beach-(Crab)<br />Since crabs' eyes are on stalks, they can see 360°.<br />It has large pincers to have a catch its prey and have firm grip on them.<br />The sand crab has the ability to disappear into the sand very quickly, by using a backward swimming motion, using its flattened swimming legs to dig itself into the sand. <br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />Perform an elaborate mating dance.<br />Source:  sandcrab20110330031725.jpg<br />
  5. 5. Garden/Field-(Chameleons)<br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />Moves throughout vines and limbs. They move very slow, wavy, and precise so they appear to be leaves blowing in the wind. This makes them less likely to be spotted by a predator.<br />It will show lots of light and attractive colours to attract the female. <br />They can shoot out their tongue nearly a foot out and catch an insect with incredible accuracy.<br />The chameleon’s feet are designed to grasp and hold branches.<br />Source:'s_adaptation#ixzz1IXqKN5dz<br /><br /> › ... › Reptiles › Lizards › Chameleons<br />
  6. 6. Pond/Lake-(Platypus)<br />The bill of a platypus has sensitive electroreceptors which pick up tiny nerve and electrical impulses generated by crustaceans and other animals that inhabit the bottom of the pond/lake.<br />A platypus swims by paddling with its four feet, and using its thick tail as a rudder.<br />On each ankle the male platypus has a spur connected to poison glands in the thighs; these spurs are used against an attacker <br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />The male will chase the female around in a circle. They have a complex system of side-passing, under-passing and over-passing each other, until the male finally grasps the female's tail in his bill, and they continue circling tightly until mating occurs.<br />Source: › ... › Platypuses and Echidnas<br /><br /><br />
  7. 7. Leaf Litter-(Elephant Shrew)<br />Although the size of the trunk varies from one species to another, all are able to twist it about in search of food.<br />The elephant shrew's golden rump attracts attention from the mate.<br />Behavioural Adaptation:<br />Several species make a series of cleared pathways through the undergrowth and spend their day patrolling them for insect life: if disturbed, the pathway provides an obstacle-free escape route.<br />Source:<br /><br />Dig small conical holes in the soil, use natural crevices, or make leaf nests.<br />
  8. 8. Grassland/Savanna-(Zebra)<br />They have stripes to blend in with one another and stay away from predators.<br />Big ears to let the heat out<br />Zebras have long legs so they can run fast away from predators <br />Zebras have strong incisors and can graze on tough grasses. <br />Source:<br /> <br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />The female attracts her mate with a smell. She has the smell of estrus when she is looking to mate.<br /><br />
  9. 9. Forest/Jungle-(Koala)<br />Koalas nip the leaves from the tree with their sharp front incisors, then chew the leaves up with their broad, sharp molars at the back. <br />Koalas have very strong claws suitable for gripping trees and climbing. <br />Source:<br /><br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />Koalas can quickly climb trees to escape predators.<br /><br />In order to attract a mate, the male has a scent gland which emits a very strong scent. He also makes unusually loud grunting noises. <br /><br />
  10. 10. Swamp/Mangrove-(Egret)<br />They have sharp bill designed for grasping or spearing slippery prey.<br />They grow long white plumes on the back of my head and my chest.  They stick these feathers up in the air and show them off to attract a mate.<br />They have long legs for wading <br />Source:<br /><br /><br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />Snowy Egret uses the flight to escape terrestrial predators.<br /><br />
  11. 11. Desert-(Gray fox)<br />Behavioural Adaptations:<br />The female attracts her mate with a smell. She has the smell of estrus when she is looking to mate.<br />Gray fox have a keen sense of smell to sniff out tracks of their prey.<br />It can climb trees, usually to seek refuge from predators. <br />If not using a hollow tree, the vixen (female) may dig her den into soil or enlarge the burrow of another animal.<br />Source:<br /><br /><br />