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Yellowstone National Park

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Michael Kirkpatrick

on 4 October 2012

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Welcome to..Yellowstone National Park By Ethan Smith and Michael Kirkpatrick Whats offered at Yellowstone? There are many things you can do if you choose to travel to Yellowstone. Anything from camping, hiking, fishing, almost anything except hunting and trapping the wildlife that live in the park. The trails at yellowstone let you hike to some of its breathtaking geological features. Yellowstone is 1,261 mi, or 20 hours 16 mins away from home in current traffic on I-90 E Random Fact: Information About Yellowstone YellowStone's history goes back as far as 1872 when it was officially opened to the public, making it 140 years old. Yellowstone contains 2,221,760 acres of wildlife habitat, 80% of which is forest. What is Yellowstone? Yellowstone National park is over two million acres of wildlife on display in their natural habitat. However anyone who travels here to see the park will find more than just animals, there is also hundreds of geysers and boiling hot water pools that sit on top of a giant magma chamber beneath the surface. Whats so Important About the Wildlife? Part of the reason Yellowstone even exists is to protect the animals that live in the park from hunters. Animals like elk, moose, grizzlys, and wolves all call Yellowstone home. Approximatly 320 different species of birds also call Yellowstone home too.

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Sixty-seven species of mammals live inside yellowstone, including two threatened species: Canada lynx and Grizzly Bear Why Does Yellowstone (and every other national park) Matter? What Careers Are Offered in the National Park Service? To name a few..
Park Police
Park Ranger
Biological Sciences
..along with many many other options for you to choose from. Yellowstone along with other parks are important for preserving wildlife habitat and protecting it for future generations to see. They protect the natural habitat for hundreds of species of animals throughout the world. The End Just Kidding Yellowstone lake is also 136 square miles of aquatic wildlife habitat. With 5 species of trout and about 20 other species of other fish. The lake is the perfect fishing destination for the fishmen looking for a good time. (Espcially if you teach highschoolers) Roughly 20 species of birds also use the lake for food and habitat. What About the Geysers? Yellowstone is home to roughly 10,000 thermal features, 500 of which are geysers. Molten rock flows about 3-5 miles beneath the surface which heats the water on the surface, thus creating the thermal activity we see today. The four basic types of thermal features present in the Park are geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mudpots. Many of these are concentrated in Yellowstone’s major geyser basins: Upper, Midway, Lower, Norris, West Thumb, Shoshone and Heart Lake. What are Hot Springs, Fumaroles, and Mudpots? A Hot spring is similar to geyser but has more surface area, allowing heat to cirrculate.

Mudpot are areas where water-saturated sediment (similar to clay) is affected by super-heated steam below. Rising steam forces its way upwards through the mud and ground water, bursting upwards sending showers of mud into the air

Fumaroles are cracks in the crust where super-heated steam forces its way up into the air. Usually making a hissing noise. And Now... The End! What Kinds of Animals are Found at Yellowstone? There are at least 50 species of small mammals and 318 species of birds in the park today. There are also big mammals in Yellowstone:
American Bision
Bighorn sheep
Canada Lynx
Mountain Goats and Lions
Mule Deer and White-tailed Deer
And finally the Gray Wolf We Hope You Liked The Prezi Mr. Speth!
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