BC: Thanks for Choosing Amazing Race
FC: BY: Nishi Patel, Enaja Sambatur, and Sidra Ibad Martin 4th eriod | The Amazing Race Travel Log
1: Table Of Contents | Leg 1- China...............................pg 2-3 Leg 2- Bora Bora......................pg 4-5 Leg 3- Brazil..............................pg 6-7 Leg 4- Morocco.........................pg 8-9 Leg 5- New Guinea..................pg 10-11 Leg 6- Galapagos......................pg 12-13 Leg 7- Australia........................pg 14-15
2: The Chinese Freshwater Needlefish Scientific Name: Xenentodon cancila Class and Location: Actinopterygii of China Adaptation: extremely sharp teeth for hunting prey. These fish snap sideways to grasp their prey, and their sharp jaws allow for a good grip and deadly punctures. | Leg 1: China Freshwater Fish
3: The Chinese Black Sleeper Scientific Name: Perccottus glenii Class and Location: Actinopterygii of China Adaptation: the ability to have both gonochoristic and hermaphroditic fish. The Hermaphroditic fish can also function as males for gonochoristic females, although they cannot be males. This allows the population of the fish to have a better chance of reproducing.
4: The Barracuda Class:Osteichthyes Scientific Name: Sphyraena Barracuda Adaptations: can blen into their background very easily. This can be used for predation or to evade predators. | Leg 2: Bora Bora
5: The Lemon Shark Class: Chondrichthyes Scientific Name: Negaprion brevirostris Adaptation: it has a horizontal band across its retina which allows it a colored, clear, and precise view of its surroundings
6: Leg 3:Brazil | Red-eyed Tree Frog Class: Amphibia Locations: Southern Mexico, Central America,Honduras and Panama, and northern South America. Scientific Name: Agalychnis calidryas Adaptations: The green coloration serves as camouflage for the tree frog on the underside of a leaf, suction cups on toes allows for them to climb up stems and other structures, red-eyed appearance causes predator to become freaked out.
7: Peruvian poison frog Class: Amphibia Locations: Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, and other countries in South America Scientific name: Dendrobatidae Adaptations: The poison that comes from the frog scares predators, colors help camouflage. They have a long,retractable tongue, their color warns predators.
8: Saharan Horned Viper Class: Reptilia Scientific Name: Cerastes cerastes Home: Morocco and Africa Adaptation: the horns above its eyes help it to defend from predators and to harshly puncture a threat if need be. | Leg 4: Morocco
9: The Egyptian Cobra Class: Reptilia Scientific Name:Naja haje Home: Morocco and Egypt Adaptation: large eyes that help it to hunt at night. Because it is nocturnal, the large eyes give it an advantage over its prey.
10: Saltwater Crocodile Class: Reptilia Locations: freshwater regions of eastern India, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia... Papua New Guinea Scientific Name: Crocodylus porosus Adaptations: The tail's size gives power to the crocodile when moving, they have irregular shaped teeth for grabbing and chewing on prey, tail helps the crocodile swim | Leg 5: New Guinea
11: Guinea Crocodile Class: Sauropsida Locations:Indonesia and Papua New Guinea Scientific name: Crocodylus novaeguineae Adaptations: They have sharp teeth for grabbing and devouring prey, greenish-gray coloration for camouflage, and eyes on top of head to watch prey without prey knowing
12: Hood Mockingbird class: Aves scientific name: Nesomimus Mcdonaldi Locations: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and endemic to Galapagos Archipelago Adaptation: aggressive. It is not uncommon for them to land on a visitor's head and they will explore any unknown object, always looking for food or drink. | Leg 6: Galapagos
13: Flightless Cormorant Class: Aves Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax harrisi Locations: native to the Galapagos Islands Adaptations: this bird has webbed feet and powerful legs that propel it though ocean waters as it seeks its prey of fish, eels, small octopuses, and other small creatures.
14: Australia | Kangaroo Scientific Name: Macropus Rufus Class: Mammalia Location: Australia Adaptation: Kangaroos maintain a constant internal temperature because they need to be able to hunt during day and night timings when the temperatures vary.
15: Koala Scientific Name: Phascolarctos cinereus Class: Mammalia Location: Australia Adaptation: Koalas have sharp pointed claws to aid in climbing and rough pads to help in gripping the eucalyptus tree.