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Thursday, November 17

  1. page Desert Facts edited Kathryn M. Desert Desert Facts Monerans: a single-celled organism with no nucleus Calothri…
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    DesertDesert Facts
    Monerans: a single-celled organism with no nucleus
    Calothrix crustacea
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    {http://www.highmars.org/niac/images/dvar01.jpg}
    Protists
    Protozoans:Protozoans: "animal-like" organisms
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    a nucleus
    Zoomastigophora

    Zoomastigophora
    incertae sedis
    scientific name: Zoomastigophora
    common name: Zooflagellates
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    where they live: they may be free-living or parasitic in humans, other animals, and in certain plants.
    {http://www.biologyjunction.com/images/zooflagellate.jpg} zooflagellates
    AlgaeAlgae
    Microcoleus vaginatus
    Definition: "plant like" with no cell walls or chlorophyll
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    {http://www.algaebase.org/_mediafiles/algaebase/3EE735B10772e00840YPM3042746/AUHaPAKXRk4L.jpg}
    Protozoans
    Multi-celled,Multi-celled, no chlorophyll,
    Glomeromycota: grows on the roots of plants
    Scutellospora armeniaca
    WhereWhere they are
    Kingdom: Fungi
    Phylum: Glomeromycota
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    species: armeniaca
    {http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYiwqXLLnD_FOZdqyBv6i--zx4oWfoOl-hK2Y_wS3rzOEYFKEfoQ} Scutellospora ameniaca
    Ascomycota:Ascomycota: cup shaped
    Psora crenata
    common name: fishscale lichen
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    Genus: Psora
    species: crenata
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    the Sonoran DesertDesert
    {http://www.sharnoffphotos.com/lichensF/lic_img6/psora_crenata_1.jpg} psora crenata
    Ascomycota: cup shaped fungus
    Gymnoascus reesii
    Location:Location: It's commonly
    Kingdom: Fungi
    Phylum: Ascomycota
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    Basidiomycota: Club- closely packed together filaments
    Astraeus hygrometricus
    Location:Location: It's commonly
    Common name: Hard-skinned puffball
    Kingdom: Fungi
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    Species: hygrometricus
    {http://www.nemf.org/files/lincoff/fieldkey/Astraeus_hygrometricus.jpg} Astraeus hygrometricus
    
    Plants
    multi-celled,multi-celled, has cell
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    and has chlorophyllchlorophyll
    Magnoliophyta- Angiosperms (covered seeds)
    Abutilon palmeri {8caaa8.jpg} Palmer Indian Mallow
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    species: wislizeni
    common name: barrel cactus
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    and slopes,
    and can also grow along canyon walls
    Pinophyta- reproduce with cones or seeds outside of plants, no fruit, evergreen
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    common name: Afghan Pine
    It can be found in deserts in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    ArundoArundo donax
    Kingdom: Plantae {http://www.neurosoup.com/arundo_donax.jpg} Arundo Grass
    Phylum: Tracheophyta
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    Common name: Arundo Grass
    Where it lives: Grand Canyon National Park
    EquisetumEquisetum hyemale {http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/images/equisetaceae/equisetum-hyemale-9.jpg}
    Kindom: Plantae
    Phylum:Phylum: Tracheophyta
    Class: Equisetophyta
    Order: Equisetales
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    Common name: Scouring Rush Horsetail
    Where it lives: Southern North America
    EquisetumEquisetum laevigatum {http://www.nps.gov/wica/naturescience/images/Smooth-Scouring-Rush.jpg}
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Phylum: Tracheophyta
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    Common name: Smooth Scouring Rush
    Where it lives: Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 2,647 meters
    PinusPinus edulis {http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/cprs/research/projects/global_change/images/fallaxTypePinyon.jpg}
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Phylum: Tracheophyta
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    Common name: Rockey Mountain Pinyon Pine
    Where it lives: Are commonly found in the Southwestern United States Pinyon
    GinkgoGinkgo biloba {http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/seedplants/ginkgoales/notchedleaves.jpg}
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Phylum: Tracheophyta
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    Common name: Maiden hair Tree
    Where it lives: Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 2,311 meters
    CyatheaCyathea australis
    Kingdom:

    Kingdom:
    Plantae {http://www.trevenacross.co.uk/%7Eoffers/images/Cyathea%20australis5.JPG}
    Phylum: Tracheophyta
    Class: Polypodiopsida
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    Mollusca- soft bodied, well developed organ system, some with hard shells
    Helix aspersa {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Helix_aspersa-Nl2A.jpg} Brown Gardensnail
    Kingdom:Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Gastropoda
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    Common name: Brown Gardensnail
    Where it lives: This species can be found in northern South America
    Acanthocephala-Acanthocephala- One opening
    Corynosoma anatarium {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/C_wegeneri.JPG/240px-C_wegeneri.JPG} Corynosoma anatarium
    Kingdom:Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Acanthocephala
    Class: Palaeacanthocephala
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    Common name: N/A
    Where it lives: It's commonly found in Mexico
    Arthropoda-Arthropoda- Two openings
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    Icaricia acmon {http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/4145042555_739242aab6.jpg} Acmon Blue
    Kingdom:

    Kingdom:
    Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
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    Aves- hollow bones, enlarged lungs, lay eggs, scaly legs,feathers, clawed toes, Endotherms
    Riparia riparia {http://www.dlask.nl/images/020325/Oeverzwaluw_Riparia-riparia-th.jpg} Bank Swallow
    Kingdom:Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Aves
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    Reptillia- Two pairs of legs, lay eggs, covered by plates or scales, lungs, Ectotherms
    Simoselaps australis {http://museumvictoria.com.au/bioinformatics/snake/images/austslive1.jpg} Australian coral snake
    Kingdom:Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordonia
    Class: Reptillia
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    Amphibia- part of life in water, part of life on land, two pairs of legs, smooth skin, Ectotherms
    Ambystoma tigrinum {http://www.wildanimalsonline.com/amphibians/tigersalamander-ambystomatigrinum.jpg} Easter Tiger Salamander
    Kingdom:Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Amphibia
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Monday, May 9

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    the Polar BearBear!!!!!!!!
    It was the usual frigid morning in the tundra biome. I, being a ptarmigan, awoke from my fir-needle nest to the sight of a large polar bear chasing a small arctic hare, and the hare was in the lead. Even though the polar bear seemed lethargic, he was
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Tuesday, January 25

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Tuesday, January 18

  1. page Ocean Shore Conservation edited ... Beached Whales {beached_whale.jpg} Beached Whale ... volunteers there is. are. Biomes…
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    Beached Whales
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    volunteers there is.are.
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Thursday, January 13

  1. page Open Ocean Conservation edited ... . Humans have made many impacts on the ocean some positive some negative, and some we still …
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    Humans have made many impacts on the ocean some positive some negative, and some we still need to address.
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    by humans certian times of the
    An example for a negative human impact on the ocean is people littering in the ocean can cause animals to suffer. The animals like to think of the garbage as their food. When they think of the garbage as their food they often can swallow or get entangled in many litter items people leave in the ocean. Then when humans don't help the animals with untangling the animals can die from the garbage around their necks or they die if they have eaten the litter.
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    garbage and not able to break freeeating it which irritates them.causes them to die. A second
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    a larger population.population, then bring them back to the ocean.
    {shark_with_garbage_on_it_(open_ocean).jpg} Shark with frisbee around its neck
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    the problem is that,is, there are
    {oilspill0.jpg} Bird covered in oil {oil_spill.jpg} Boom
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  2. page Tropical Rain Forest Conservation edited Conservation Page Noah C, Eric W ... Tropical Rainforests (Noah C.) There are several impact…
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    Tropical Rainforests (Noah C.)
    There are several impacts on tropical rainforests caused by humans. A lot of which are bad and are damaging the rainforest, but some are good too. Most of these impacts are something like cutting down trees, too much urbanization, and several other contributors. If bad impacts like these continue to happen we could lose many of the world’s tropical rainforests, but if we start to conserve our resources needed from there we could keep our rainforests for a much longer time.
    Some of the negative impacts on tropical rainforests are for example, deforestation. Deforestation is the most destructive impact caused by humans that affect the tropical rainforest. Deforestation is when we cut down huge sections of a forest for either wood, or any resources, or for space for urbanization. Urbanization is when we use the process, deforestation, to clear land and then urbanize that land making several buildings. Once all theses cities are made they start to pollute the area around them, which includes the rainforest. This causes the rainforests to become polluted, causing even more trees and other plants to die and to ruin the soil. Now because most rainforests are very massive these impacts would not destroy the entire thing but would damage possibly a lot of it. Especially with eve more impacts like hunting or poaching the animals of the rainforest causing some of them to die off or move away from the rainforest. Also there is tourism as more people come and visit the areas around or in the rainforests. There are several other negative impacts as well that danger our precious rainforests and all of which together could eventually wipe out all of our worlds rainforests.
    With all of these problems we need to have some solutions or positive impacts that we would have for these rainforests. We need to be able to at least kind of make up for all the damage we have done. Some of the positive impacts include reforestation. Reforestation is the opposite of deforestation. It is when we go back and plant more trees. When we are done extracting resources we could use the cleared land for reforestation instead of urbanization. If we planted more trees, us cutting them down would not make as much of a problem. Another positive thing we have done for the rainforest is that we have cleaned the polluted soil so it will be able to have new plants grow onto it. We toke the polluted soil out and we cleaned it from all the pollution, we then put the soil back in and then the rainforest’s plants will start to come back. Once the plants have come back then herbivores that were scared away from the hunting will come back to the rainforest, and once herbivores come back then carnivores will too and then all the animals will have returned to the once polluted and hunted rainforest. These are some things that we have done to try and help the rainforest and protect it from all the dangers. If we continue to do these good positive things then we will help to keep our rainforest here and not to become wiped out.
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    One human impact on the tropical rainforest is deforestation. This is such a huge problem because tropical rainforests supply 40% of the world’s fresh air. When you destroy a part of the tropical rainforest the land is useless because the soil there is poor and unfertile.
    Ways that we can prevent deforestation is by enforcing the law; an estimated 80% of logging in the Amazon is illegal. Another thing that we could do is expand protection areas so less area would be available to people living nearby.
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  3. page Open Ocean Bibliography edited ... Kay, Jane. "Chain of Ocean Reserves Considered for State / Hearings This Week on Ambitiou…
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    Kay, Jane. "Chain of Ocean Reserves Considered for State / Hearings This Week on Ambitious Plan to Protect Fisheries along Coastal Waters - SFGate." Featured Articles From The SFGate. 14 Mar. 2006. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. http://articles.sfgate.com/2006-03-14/news/17286617_1_marine-reserves-marine-life-protection-act-central-coast.
    Spills, Oil. "Solutions to Oil Spills | EHow.com." EHow | How To Do Just About Everything! | How To Videos & Articles. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. http://www.ehow.com/way_5201147_solutions-oil-spills.html.
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    Jan. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Life_Protection_Act>.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Life_Protection_Act.
    "Ocean Pollution. - Science Weekly | HighBeam Research - FREE Trial." Research - Articles - Journals | Find Research Fast at HighBeam Research. Web. 13 Jan. 2011. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-81218590.html.

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  4. page Open Ocean Conservation edited ... Humans have made many impacts on the ocean some positive some negative, and some we still need…
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    Humans have made many impacts on the ocean some positive some negative, and some we still need to address.
    For example one positive human impact on the open ocean is that we protect areas of the ocean and establish certain rules to protect animals from extinction. The Marine Life Protection Act is an example of this. It was passed in 1999, requiring the state of California to reevaluate all existing marine protected areas. This helps keep animals safe by only allowing certain animals to be hunted by humans of the year.
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    the ocean. Then when humans don't help the animals with untangling the animals can die from the garbage around their necks or they die if they have eaten the litter.
    An additional problem in the ocean is that there are around 20 different types of sharks endangered in the ocean. Some of the reasons for this are pollution. Pollution is very common in the ocean. The sharks are constantly getting entangled in the garbage and not able to break free which irritates them. A second reason for the sharks endangerment is hunting. They are popular for their fins that people often sell. They are also wanted for their meat. To help prevent these creatures from leaving the earth completely humans can help by bringing them to zoos, where they can reproduce and create a larger population.
    {shark_with_garbage_on_it_(open_ocean).jpg} Shark with frisbee around its neck
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  5. page Ocean Shore Conservation edited Veronica E. The Human Impact of Oil Spills {Oil_spill_ocean_shore.jpg} How would you like to…
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    The Human Impact of Oil Spills
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    How would you like to have an oil spill pollute the ocean shoreline? Well there are many places that have and or had an oil spill. Oil spills not only contaminate the water but also harm the animals in the water. Many animals such as birds and fish have died because of oil spills. People may have cleaned up the water but many effects happen after its cleaned up, such as fish eat the oil and birds and people eat the fish. So overall everything is effected after an oil spill. That is why we have to be very careful when comes to oil.
    Ocean Shore Problem, With a Possible SolutionSea Urchins
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    Beached Whales
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    the declining whale population whale population.
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    ocean shore. It usually takes a couple of hours to return a whale to the sea, it also depends on how heavy the whale is and how many volunteers there is.
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