BC: Thank You Love, THE ORANGE TEAM | Vinathi Polamraju Shri Karri Jazzy Alvarez Julia Bacci Period 6
FC: The Amazing Race
1: Contents | May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor | Places Visited (Legs) | #1: China (Freshwater Fish) #2: Bora Bora (Saltwater Fish) #3: Brazil (Amphibians) #4: Morocco (Reptiles) #5: New Guinea (Alligator & Crocodiles) #6: Galapagos (Birds) #7: Australia (Mammals)
2: More commonly known as: The Chinese False Gudgeon | Scientific Name: Abbottina rivularis Location Found: China, Korea, and Japan in the Mekong Basin Class: Actinopterygii Adaptation: They are located in the shallow zones of sandy or muddy bottoms, their coloration helps camouflage them from predators.
3: China | Scientific Name: Psephurus gladius Location: They live mostly in the middle or lower part of the Yangtze River Class: Actinopterygii Adaptation: They have gill rakers instead of teeth to filter feed on plankton and other aquatic animals.
4: Scientific Name: Chaetodon lunula Location Found: Southeast Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Class: Actinopterygii Adaptation: Small snout and small mouth to reach through cracks in their habitat in order to catch prey | Raccoon Butterflyfish
5: Bora Bora | Scientific Name: Synodus intermedius Location Found: Tropical and subtropical marine waters Class: Actinopterygii Adaptation: Camouflage to hide from prey because in its habitat it is a prey to many animals | Lizardfish
6: Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog | Brazil | Scientific Name-Dengrobates Leucomelas Location: In tropical rain forests of Venezuela, South America and in Central America Class- Amphibia Adaptation: They have glandular adhesive pads on their toes and fingertips which help them climb and stay in a stationary position. They also produce a special skin secretion that is a highly potent nerve toxin.
7: Scientific Name- Pipa pipa Location-It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia in subtropical swamps Class- Amphibia Adaptation: It's leaf like shape helps it camouflage on the floors of swamps and forests | Black Caiman | The gray is the Pipa Pipa (Surinam Toad)
8: Scientific Name:Tarentola mauritanica Location Found: native to the Western Mediterranean region of Europe and North Africa Class: Reptilia Adaptation: This animal has the ability to adapt to urbanized conditions by changing its color to fit its surroundings
9: Scientific Name: Chelonia mydas Location Found: Along the Atlantic Coast, of Morocco and along the coasts of many coastal cities. Class: Reptilia Adaptation: They have paddle-like flippers that allow that to swim better in the ocean. | Welcome to MOROCCO
10: Scientific Name: Crocodylus novaeguinae Location Found: New Guinea Class: Reptilia Adaptation: They are grayish in color and that allows them to camouflage into their freshwater swamps and rocks nearby in order to catch prey in their environment. | WELCOME TO NEW GUINEA
11: Scientific Name: Crocodylus porosus Location Found: Northern Australia through Southeast Asia to the eastern coast of India. Class: Reptilia Adaptation: They have special glands on their tongues that excrete saltwater and also have webbed feet to quickly move around
12: Scientific Name: Zenaida galapagoensis Location Found: Galápagos, off Ecuador Class: Aves Adaptation: Curved beak helps it feed mainly on seeds picked from the ground mainly from the Opuntia cactus.
13: Scientific Name: Camarhynchus psittacula Location Found: Galapagos Islands Class: Aves Adaptation: powerful beak used for getting insects and termites from wood | Galapagos
14: Bottlenose Dolphin | Australia | Scientific Name- Tursiops Truncatus Location Found- All over the world but mostly around Australia’s cold, temperate, tropical waters Class- Mammalia Adaptation that allows it to survive in that- Bottlenose Dolphins have exceptional sense of sight and hearing. They hear very well by creating clicking soudes and use echolocation to feel the pulse of ultrasonic sound to “bound back”. This helps in locating and hunting prey.
15: Koala | Scientific Name- Phascolarctos Cinereus Location Found- Australia (Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales) Class- Mammalia Adaptation that allows it to survive in that- Koalas have a big nose because they heavily depend on their sense of smell. Another adaptation is their heavy padded paws: the front paw 2 opposable thumbs out of 5 fingers each paw and their hind paws have one opposable thumb out of 5 fingers each paw with sharp nails on each finger. The last special adaptation is their dense, wooly coat which protects them from hot and cold conditions.
16: "Abbottina Rivularis (Basilewsky, 1855)." Abbottina Rivularis, Chinese False Gudgeon : Fisheries. Web. 14 Apr. 2012.
17: "Surinam Toad." Honolulu Zoo Home Page. Web. 14 Apr. 2012.
18: "Galapagos Dove at Animal Corner." Animals, Animal, Wildlife Animals, Rainforests, Pets, Farm Animals and Insects. Web. 14 Apr. 2012.
19: Our AMAZING RACE was a competitive chase We were the first to leave yet we had so much left to achieve Our journey has reached an end So flip the page, dear friend