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Transcript of Aquatic Ecosystem
AKA- Rhus Trilobata
Color: Mainly grey to brownish-grey, with dark speckles, their belly is yellowish or white. Their lips, snout, and lower fins or orange or red.
How They Walk on Water: Their legs are covered in thousands of microscopic hairs scored with tiny gloves. The gloves trap air, increasing water resistance their overall buoyancy. If their legs get wet it's very difficult for them to go to the surface.
Used For: The fruits were used by Natives in foods, beverages, and medicines. The stems would be woven into durable baskets that held water. The leaves (were said) to be smoked by the Comanches. The fruits also provide food for birds, deer, elk, and pronghorn. The bush may also be used as a hiding place for small birds and mammals.
Main Purpose: Windbreaks, shelterbelt, and due to strong root development, erosion control.
Fun Facts: Fruits are edible, people will eat the fruit to treat stomach problems, the leaves are used to prepare an infusion which helps head colds.
Eat: Filamentous algae and bottom-dwelling aquatic insects.
Found: Mostly in the western United States and Canada.
Fun Facts: Endangered, they are protected under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), the female can lay 400 to 2,000 eggs, they live (potentially) to four years.
Predators: Their speed is most important for snatching prey off the water's surface. The strider rapidly grabs a small insect with their front legs, uses its mouth-parts to pierce the body and suck out the juices of the prey. They don't bite people.
Fun Facts: Strider
sometimes fly, they very much enjoy the sea, they all live in fresh water except some who are saltwater-inhabitants, they come from a diverse family called heteropterans.