Friday, February 24, 2017

Beaty Biodiversity Museum


      • Andrew Trites, a marine mammal specialist dugged up the largest animal specie in the world 25 years ago in Prince Edward Island. It has 4 legs and 2 hands but the other hand is broken and both hands are missing middle fingers. The fin was missing when Andrew Trites dugged the whale up but the missing fin was found in the middle of the road and was given back to him. The bones were very oily so he and his colleagues soaked them into an oil sinking machine. But the oil of the bones didn't dry out and the smell of it is very stinky, the odor could stay for decades. They tried another method to get rid of the oil by the used of enzyme but the enzyme that was used damaged the bones and made them soft that it could be smashed with a hand. A paleontologist fixed the bones by painting them and turned them into what the bones look like now.

• Blue whales eat krills like the tiny little shrimps for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner.

• They made keratin so they have grizzly hair in their mouth but not teeth.

• Fact: the whale bone was used as corset for girls to get tiny and pretty hundred years ago.


   • They target the young, weak, and old. In contrast, trophy hunters target the most impressive individuals, which removes many of the strongest animals from the gene pool. Over time, this human-induced selection can affect the development of a species.


    • It belongs to the subfamily Caprinae, of the family Bovidae, commonly known as caprids. Caprids diverged from other Bovidae about 14 million years ago.


     • The brightest colors and patterns can help camouflage birds with their surroundings, but most often, ornamentation has evolved to help birds to stand out to potential mates. In addition to stunning plumage, males attract females through choreographed dances, aerial displays of aerobatic talent or song.

• Not all birds can fly, but flight is birds' most astounding and enviable ability. Not all flight is the same, however, birds' wings are specialized to the type of flying that they do. Whether a bird must hunt for food, escape a predator, hover near a flower, or make a great migratory journey, the shape of a bird's wing is important to its performance.


    • CLASS: Bacillariophyceae
    • Phytoplankton, such s diatoms, are crucially dependent on mineral in the freshwater and marine environments where they are found. Many different types of photosynthetic marine organisms can be considered phytoplankton. Besides diatoms, these include cyanobacteria, dinoflagellates, and many types of algae.


    • SUBCLASS: Copepoda
    • Copepods, a type of zooplankton, are small crustaceans         primarily transported by ambient water currents. Zooplankton can also include larval forms of fishes, molluscs, jellyfishes, or other crustaceans.

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