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Biomes

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an area full of trees with lots of rain fall mainly found in Europe, Asia, and North America
Bodies of water containing lots of salt mainly in the oceans
Salt Water
Desert
Giant Pacific Octopus
Suckers- to catch prey
Advanced eye structure- improve seeing under water and keep water out

Bottle Nosed Dolphin
Fins- help swim faster
Blow hole- to breathe
Eat fish- lots of fish in the ocean
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Animals and Adaptations
Fresh Water
River Otter
Ears and nostrils that close under water - to keep water out
Sensitive whiskers- to help detect under water obstacles, predator, and prey
Long, flexible, skinny bodies- to help dodge obstacles
Biomes
Biomes are climatically and geographically defined as contiguous areas of similar climate and conditions
Bodies of water made up of only fresh water such as lakes, ponds, and swamps
African Dwarf Frog
Lives underwater- hide from predator and easier to catch prey
Have lungs- can go out of water if the predator is in the water
Webbed feet- helps the frog swim farther and faster
Animals and Adaptations
Alpine Tundra
elevatedareas located in the mountains with little vegetation
Alpaca
stoic- survive longer
dense fleece- don't over heat
don't drink lots of water- little water in the mountains

Mountain Goat
flexible hooves- for balance
split hooves- for balance
muscular hind legs- helps them jump from and to different ledge to ledge
Animals and Adaptations
Animals and Adaptations
Rattle Snake
rattles- to warn predators
scales- to keep cool
venom- kill prey and predators

Arabian Camel
2 rows of eyelashes- keep sand out of eyes
humps- store food and water- can gona long time without food or water
thick fur and under wool- protects skin
dry conditions and global influence block rain fall usually found by the equator
Forest
Flying Squirrel
good balance- helps stay on thin tree limbs
skin flabs- to glide
light weight- easier to fly and stay on trees

Porcupine
quills- keep predators away
sharp claws- take apart prey
omnivores- can eat almost anything
Animals and Adaptations
Grasslands
Animals and Adaptations
An area of prairie (main vegetation grasses) usually found in Africa and the Americas
Zebra
stripes- confuses predators
big teeth- helps break up plants
travel in herds- protection from predators

Wart Hog
small tusk- keeps predators away and helps them catch prey
good hearing- can sense predator and prey
thin hair- keeps them cool
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