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    A pocket swamp is formed when “water travels to the coast via inland streams, but it pools behind dunes that block it from reaching the ocean” (Pocket Swamp. Web. ). Pocket swamps are limited to southern, central, and mid coast regions. These pocket swamps are much like a vernal pool, and are an important breeding habitat for many amphibians. Some of the different species that live in these pocket swamps are “wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and blue-spotted salamanders. Rare turtles such as Blanding’s and spotted turtles may feed on amphibian egg masses present in such pools. If peaty hummocks are common, four-toed salamanders may breed in these wetlands” (2011): n. pag). The Canopy of a pocket swamp is made up of such trees as Black Gum, Yellow Birch, Red Maple, and Eastern Hemlock. Herbs are also found in these areas ranging from Bluejoint, Cinnamon fern, Goldthread, and Long Sedge (Pocket Swamp.…

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    Road Salt Research Paper

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    Many studies showed that road salt has negative effects on the survival rate of amphibian populations. According to Karraker, N. E., Gibbs, J. P., Vonesh, J. R., they found that large quantities of road salt decreased survival in both Spotted salamanders and Wood frogs. Survival of their embryos also decreased significantly. Amphibians have a lower chance to metamorphose, which is the process of an organism to develop into an adult, causing a lower a survival rate. Sanzo, D., and Hecnar, S. J.…

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    The Panamanian Golden Frog proves that size does not matter. The diminutive size was countered by potent defense, as the poison in just one of the frogs could kill about a thousand normal mice (Kolbert, 2014). In addition, their presence has transgressed the animal kingdom as it has left a remarkable impact on the town of El Valle de Antón in Panama. The Panamanian Golden Frog has become a cherished symbol synonymous in the area, as it is associated with good luck and fortune (Kolbert, 2014).…

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    The African clawed frog is from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of the African species of aquatic frog of the pipidae family. The word xenopus means “strange foot” and laevis means “smooth”. Floppers is a tongueless, toothless and completely aquatic organism along with the rest of the pipidae family. Floppers uses his hands to put food in his mouth and down his throat and a hyobranchial pump to suck things in his mouth. Floppers (apart of the pipidae family) have very strong legs for swimming…

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    There are only a few things that people are doing to save this animal. Not counting the fact that the Axolotl is not as popular as Iphones nowadays, but as much as people are on the phones and on the internet you would think that they would find information on it. Maybe if this world wasn’t so lazy and self centered then there would not be so many animals extinct. Some people are keeping them as pets to keep them from being prey. While others are going around picking up trash from the waters.…

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    Tawny Owl Research Paper

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    Habitat: Acording to the The tawny Owl spices. L ives in the Denwood forest and open Woodland.The world distribution of Tawny Owls extends throughout Europe and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) eastwards to Iran and western Siberia. The Asiatic range covers north-western India, the Himalayas, southern China, Korea and Taiwan. In Europe the Tawny Owl is the commonest and most widespread owl, being absent only in Ireland, the extreme north of Scotland, northern Russia, northern…

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    Ghost Dance Massacre

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    Nobody knows how the battle really started or who shot the first bullet because the us army tried to disarm a deaf person but we do know that this is a very important battle in native american history. We don't know why they thought that Sitting Bull was leading the ghost dance or even why they invaded our camp. We had to fight back but we couldn't do anything to stop them after they were in before we knew it. Sitting Bull had died a few weeks before the incident but that wasn’t gonna stop the…

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    Eurycea Rathbuni Essay

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    Eurycea rathbuni otherwise known as Texas Blind Salamanders are incredible creatures that do not get their fair share of attention compared to animals such as cheetahs and lions. Specifically, they are only known to reside within the dark water filled caves of Edward’s Aquifer in Hays County, Texas.5 Thus, this species was discovered by the San Marcos National Fishery, which is now known as Texas State University.5,6 In 1967, Eurycea Rathbuni was listed as an endangered species, and within ten…

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    Possibly, the Actitis hypoleucos, also referred as the Common sandpiper would most likely be a potential surrogate for the Numenius borealis. Based on the information provided, the Numenius borealis and the Actitis hypoleucos are closely related and are both in the same Family which is the Scolopacidae. Furthermore, both species prefer temperate locations and migrate during the winter and summer. Depending on the location, the Numenius borealis will not stay at their nest and care for their…

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    Spotted Owl Research Paper

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    Spotted owl populations are rapidly decreasing because of the barred owl invading its land, and scientists are rushing to find a viable solution. The barred owl is encroaching upon the spotted owl’s habitat area, and this is becoming a serious predicament. In states such as California, Oregon, and Washington, spotted owl populations have decreased drastically, and scientists are working rapidly to try to find solutions. These researchers have exhaustively studied the habitat and livelihood of…

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