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ANIMAL GEOGRAPHY Please open RB to page 8. Add additional notes as needed throughout discussion. Remember that active (verbal and nonverbal) participation is required in order to receive maximum participation points for the day!
A. BIOSPHERE The Biosphere is the thin layer of earth where all life is found. Roughly 10 miles wide. The Biosphere is divided in Biomes
B. BIOMES Biomes are parts of the earth that have a consistent set of characteristics. Biomes can be divided into Terrestrial Biomes and Aquatic Biomes.
C. BIOMES ARE INFLUENCED BY TWO FACTORS. BIOTIC Living factors All the organisms found in that biome. (animals, plants, and microorganisms) ABIOTIC Non-living factors Physical conditions of the biome. (climate, rainfall, soil, minerals, wind, altitude, depth, etc…)
D. INTERSPECIES RELATIONSHIPS A relationship between two different animal species. For example: Shark and Remora Fish
E. INTRASPECIES RELATIONSHIPS A relationship between two animals of the same species. For example: Caring for young – in some species.
F. PHYSICAL ADAPTATIONS Physical characteristics that an animal has that increases it’s survival. For example: Tusks on a elephant.
G. BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATIONS Behaviors that an animal exhibits that increases it’s survival. For example: Defending territory Hunting during the night.
Think for a moment about our impact on the biome and habitat in which we live. How are we affecting our biome and habit right now? Please check out the objectives and homework to see what you have to do tonight!!! Leave all assignments attached in your RB unless otherwise noted by myself!!