By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the Gal?pagos Islands! As you keep on with a course throughout the black lava rock on one of many islands, you'll pay attention the ocean lions barking or the hum of a white-lined sphinx moth flying previous your head. The Gal?pagos Islands are energetic, from a big tortoise trudging towards a cactus patch to a Gal?pagos barn owl gliding within the air, able to grasp up a Santa Fe rice rat. Day and evening within the Gal?pagos Islands, the search is directly to locate nutrients - and to prevent turning into an individual else's subsequent meal. all of the residing issues are hooked up to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you are taking to stick to the nutrition chain during the islands? Will you . . . pass 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? persist with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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Those colors make it harder for predators to see the crabs on the black lava rocks. The grown-ups are just about every color of the rainbow. There’s a red one, with blue and green on the edges of its shell. His neighbor is brown and yellow. Some are spotted, and some are striped. All have either pink or blue eyes and have five pairs of legs. One tiptoes down to the water. A dead fish floats in a puddle near shore. The crab is only 3 inches (8 centimeters) long, and the fish is almost twice that.
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A Galapagos Island Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure (Follow That Food Chain) by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn