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  • River Otter Family

    consume amphibians (primarily frogs), crustaceans (mainly crayfish), small mammals, reptiles, birds, and fruits. One study that was conducted by the Southwestern Association of Naturalists looked at the predation on alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) by river otters. This study was conducted in Oklahoma. Two juvenile alligator snapping turtle carcasses were found in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge. The first was a female that had been head started in captivity and released with a radio transmitter, which is how they found the first remains. The second carcass was found about a month later and was roughly the same size as the first. They were able to link it to the river otter because they have been spotted in the area and had left scat near the carcasses. River otters are beginning to reappear in Oklahoma, leaving scientists to wonder if their reappearance will create a major impact on the alligator snapping turtle populations. This behavior is different from the European river otter where they only feed on turtles when their preferred diet of amphibians and fish is reduced during winter months. Since these juvenile carcasses were discovered in the summer when there are larger amounts of fish and amphibians it may indicate that turtles play a greater role in the North American river otter’s diet. The exact population number of river otters is unknown because they are one of the most difficult mammals to census. River otter populations had…

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  • Red Eared Sliders

    Red-eared slider turtles have become an invasive species and a threat to freshwater turtles around the world. The IUCN list the red eared slider as one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide (Boudjelas et al 2000.) They can survive and thrive in almost any freshwater ecosystem. They are able to outcompete other species of turtles for nutrients and territory and they threaten to decline the native turtle population wherever they live. A lot of pet turtle owners don’t know the threat…

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  • Cyclemys: Stripe-Necked Leaf Turtle, Aka Vietnamese Wood Turtle

    ollectively known as “leaf turtles,” the species names in the following list demonstrate one of the weaknesses of common names. In both appearance and range, these species are diverse even as they are all native to Asia: 1. Cyclemys dentata (Asian leaf turtle, aka Brown stream terrapin); 2. Cyclemys tcheponensis (Stripe-necked leaf turtle); 3. Geoemyda spengleri (Black-breasted leaf turtle or Chinese leaf turtle, aka Vietnamese Wood Turtle); 4. Mauremys (Annamemys) annamensis (Vietnamese or…

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  • Analysis Of Edward Hoagland's The Courage Of Turtles

    many nonfiction essays and books. In his essay ‘The Courage of Turtles,’ he talks about a younger him who seemed like an animal activist wanting to help rescue exclusive animals, not just turtles. All animals live off of gumption, searching, storing, gathering, and collecting anything they can do to keep living. Hoagland explains how his love for animals began, and how he even made mistakes in trying to help the animals he loved so much. Many animal activists preach about saving nature, yet when…

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  • Alligator Transcript

    Transcript Transcript of American Alligator (Alligator mississippiens) SCIN 130 Power Point presentation by Serena L. Sobolewski Introduction: The organism that I have chosen for this assignment is an animal, of the crocodilian family, called the American Alligator. The scientific name is Alligator mississipiens In Spanish it is is called El Legarto, meaning the lizard. The habitat preferred by the American Alligator is fresh water swamps, marshes, rivers, lakes, and occasionally smaller…

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  • Explicit Learning Strategies In The Classroom Essay

    ideas or compare and contrast people or topics. The students did a jigsaw, which is stated as one of the original cooperative learning techniques (Marzano, 2007). To begin the unit, the students picked a partner and decided on an animal to research. While completing the research, the students completed a graphic organizer. After completing the graphic organizer, the students individually created a poster to present their animal findings to the whole class. When all the posters were complete,…

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  • Three Causes Of Endangerment

    destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range;overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes;disease or predation;the inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms;other natural or manmade factors affecting its survival 3. Find out what species live in your state or country that are endangered or threatened.Discuss any recovery plans that are in place. Many birds like the Red-cockaded Woodpecke, Wood Stork and the Swallow-tailed Kite and…

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  • Comparison Of Phineas And Ferb

    Fun fact, it is not named the green sea turtle because of the color of its shell, which is usually not green but brown, dark olive or black. It’s green because of the color of its subdermal (another word for under the skin) body fat. In Addition, green sea turtles can grow to be as long as 5 feet head to tail and can weigh up to 350 pounds. They tend to live for quite a while, reaching sexual maturity 30 to 50 years of age and can live up to 100 years of age if they partook in a healthy…

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  • Loggerhead Turtle Research Paper

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) is an endangered species of turtle that lives and nests on the beaches of Georgia’s barrier islands. The Loggerhead Sea Turtles was listed on the threatened species list on July 28, 1978. There are 7 species of sea turtles, and the Loggerhead turtle is one of five found on the Georgia barrier islands. The Loggerhead turtle is the only one of those that nests regularly on the barrier islands. This species of turtle lives in oceans…

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  • Turtle Eggs In Central America

    Each year, countless sea turtle eggs are illegally harvested in Central America and sold on the black market. Poachers dig up the nests, remove the eggs and sell them to middlemen, who in turn transport them to cities where they are sold as staples in bars and restaurants. Yet how they reach their destination remains something of a mystery to conservationists. Since little is known about the routes frequented by smugglers, thereby frustrating efforts to thwart the sale of poached sea turtle…

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