Physical Geography of Orange County Essay
From an animals’ perspective we humans do a wonderful job destroying their home and creating things for our own enjoyment; such as houses, and stores. Due to habitat modification we limit the space that the natural fauna (animals) and rid the area of the natural flora (flowers). By bull dozing away the hills where animals lived we essentially force them into having to come into the cities or they risk starvations. Habitat modification causes a change in the natural soil environment which also has a great effect on the animals and plants that have made their homes there (Mc Knight, p. 335).
In south Orange County Shaws cove is a haven for scuba divers, snorkelers’ and anyone who loves to look at tide pools. These tide pools which are shown in the picture are only safely viewable from low tide, during the high tide the waves crash farther in and almost completely cover the tide pools. The moons gravitational pull is what causes these tides, they’re known as lunar tides and have a stronger force than the solar tides which occur during the day. Both high and low tide have a lasting period for 6 hours each but within a complete tidal cycle there are two high, and two low tides (Mc Knight, p. 259). At high tides in Shaws cove there is much less space on the