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  • Effects Of Wolf Predation On Prey Populations
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    Hypotheses of the Effects of Wolf Predation John FeldersnatchDecember 1st, 1995 Abstract: This paper discusses four hypotheses to explain the effects of wolf predation on prey populations of large ungulates. The four proposed hypotheses examined are the predation limiting hypothesis, the predation regulating hypothesis, the predator pit hypothesis, and the stable limit cycle hypothesis. There is much research literature that discusses how these hypotheses can be used to interpret various data se...
  • Real At 60 Miles An Hour
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    His head turned aron done paw eyes fixed on something... He is no longer a gray sculpture made of clay, but a predator alive as life itself. His smooth, silky, fur covers his slender body. He speeds through the jungle His head turned aron done paw eyes fixed on something... He speeds through the jungle at 60 miles an hour. Just an orange blur to the other animals. Suddenly he stops dead in his tracks. His ear perks up. His gray, pale, clay ear now real, hears a noise. A predator? Or prey? He lis...
  • Leopard's Prey
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    Description and Behavior The Leopard had great variation in appearance and behavior. It is also the widest distributed of all the world's wildcats. It's coat color can vary from a pale yellow, to gold or a tawny color. It's head and limbs and stomach are spotted with solid black blotches. Coat color and patterning are associated with it's habitat. 1. Savannah Leopards - Reddish to orange color 2. Desert Leopards - Pale cream to a yellow-brown coloring, The ones from cooler regions a more grayish...
  • Species Photuris Versicolor Preys
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    Why do Fireflies Glow? Matthew Lee Perlmutter Fireflies have evolved the ability to send from their abdomen as a means of communication with each other. The most important reason for the flashing is for sexual communication. Flash signals have been classified into two systems. One is where a continuously glowing female attracts a non-glowing male. The second is when a female, flashes a species-specific response to a flying male, who is broadcasting a pulsating signal. There are other functions o...
  • Parasitic Relationship Between Cuckoos And Other Birds
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    The relationship between predators and their prey is an intricate and complicated relationship; covering a great area of scientific knowledge. This paper will examine the different relationships between predator and prey; focusing on the symbiotic relations between organisms, the wide range of defense mechanisms that are utilized by various examples of prey, and the influence between predators and prey concerning evolution and population structure. Symbiosis is the interaction between organisms ...
  • Mother Cheetahs
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    Cheetahs are fast cats that can reach to speeds up to 70 mph for 700 meters. Cheetahs are strong animals that are part of the cat family (Acinonyx). Their structure consists of light boned, swayback, long, thin legs with small blunt unsheathed paws, and a short neck. Cheetahs have a pretty small head with short broad ears, small teeth and a face that is round that is foreshortened. A cheetah can reach up to five feet and the amazing tale alone can reach over two feet long. This bored out beast s...
  • Terrestrial Amphibians Except Caecilians Use The Tongue
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    Amphibians Introduction Amphibians are unique life forms in that there is no single characteristic that describes amphibians, such as hair on mammals and gills on fish. The name, Amphibia means "double life" (Duellman 1). The term Amphibian can be interpreted in two ways, either as an animal spending part of its life in water and then changing to an aquatic adult, or as an animal spending its life in and out of water. Amphibians are surprisingly variable. There are three main types of Amphibians...
  • Beak Of A Squid
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    The Nature of Squids Squids are among the most varied and unique of all invertebrates. They are mollusks of the Class Cephalopod, along with the nautilus, cuttlefish, and octopus. Squids are highly evolved, and have developed a number of traits uncommon to most other mollusks. Fossil records of cephalopods have dated back the Cambrian Period (about 600 million years ago). Structurally, squids have only small variations of a basic theme common to all cephalopods. They are spherical or cigar-shape...
  • Grass Beds Region Of The Coral Reef
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    Coral Reefs are a world of their own. They have biodiversity and relationships which most cant see without studying them. There are three parts to a coral reef. They are the reef, sand flats, and grass beds. All three parts are very different. Each part has its own advantages and disadvantages. The have different predators who have defense mechanism adapted to the type of are they are living in. Such as in an area like sand flats; some fish can burrow under the sand to hide from predators. These...
  • Bobcats Predators
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    When a bobcat is full grown it will weigh about 33 pounds. It is about 26-42 inches in length and the tale can be between 4 to 8 inches long. The bobcats coat is a reddish light brown and is covered with stripes and streaks. They are about 2 feet tall. A bobcat has very sharp claws and teeth and can slice though flesh. The bobcats territory is about 100 square miles. Baby bobcats eat live mice to help them learn how to hunt. A bobcat has sharp claws to help them climb. A bobcat has very good hea...

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