By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the Gal?pagos Islands! As you persist with a direction during the black lava rock on one of many islands, you could listen the ocean lions barking or the hum of a white-lined sphinx moth flying previous your head. The Gal?pagos Islands are lively, from a tremendous tortoise trudging towards a cactus patch to a Gal?pagos barn owl gliding within the air, able to take hold of up a Santa Fe rice rat. Day and evening within the Gal?pagos Islands, the quest is directly to locate nutrients - and to prevent turning into an individual else's subsequent meal. all of the residing issues are attached to each other in a nutrition chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you're taking to stick with the nutrients chain in the course of the islands? Will you . . . move fishing with a blue-footed booby? Snack on a few crabs with a Gal?pagos sea lion? Dive lower than the reef looking for algae with a marine iguana? stick with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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After this stolen bit of dinner, the frigate bird settles in a saltbush. Other male frigate birds roost nearby. They’re all hoping to find a mate. The frigate bird plumps A male frigate bird with his pouch his feathers. He inflated soars through the sky. rears his head back and inflates the red pouch under his neck. It’s the size of half a kickball. A female approaches. She is smaller, with red rings around her eyes and white on her chest. She flies near him, landing on a branch. He flaps around her.
Happens, the two birds will each go their own way and look for a new mate. If the egg hatches, the parents guard it for a week. Then they start to leave the nest to hunt (or steal) food. But the A mother frigate bird poor baby guards her chick. doesn’t get to join them. She’ll be stuck in the nest, waiting for her parents to return with a meal. After five months, she’ll be big enough to fly out with them and start learning their air pirate skills. Last night for dinner, the great frigate bird swallowed .
But when people started arriving on the islands, they brought dogs and cats. Some of those dogs and cats became feral. They hunt the birds of the islands. And because these cormorants can’t fly away anymore, they are very easy prey. 43 Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki) A female (left) and male sea lion 44 The Galápagos sea lion playfully nips the Galápagos penguin as it glides by in the water. The sea lion’s not hunting, just bored. The penguin zips away, and the sea lion looks for his next form of entertainment.