Everglades (In Florida) #ecosys6

Biotic: Alligators, Bass,Leather Back Sea Turtle,Flatwoods Salamander,Bald Eagle,and Key Largo Woodrat.
Abiotic: 53.6 inches of rain per year
  Very hot and Humid Temperature

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/evergladesforever/restoration/species_list.htm

Carrying Capacity-the number of people, other living organisms, or crops that a region can support without environmental degradation.

American Alligators- if there was a drought, then the alligators would have relocate to place with more water in order to get prey. Alligators, being quite aggressive may have to fight and kill for prey. Space would also be a factor if all the alligators went to one place. All alligators in one place could cause a lack of food and potential death of American Alligators.

The alligators in this picture, but when it comes to food, this happens.

In this photo they are fighting over the prey instead of being civilized like they were before.

Limiting Factors keep population from growing                                                   any larger

Hurricanes can be a big limiting factor for Leather Back Sea Turtles. Leather Back Sea Turtles live in water, so if a hurricane were to hit, they could drown or be knocked around by debris to the point where they die. Hurricanes can occur quite often in Florida so it could be a decent sized risk for these amazing creatures.


Butterfly Orchids and Bladderworts are producers. Some consumers are Grass Carp, Eastern Mud Turtle, and the Mosquito, which are herbivores. Some carnivores are the Great Blue Heron, the Southern Leap Frog, and the Raccoon. A good example for an omnivore is the Tadpole. The tadpole eats decaying plants while still eating larva for meat. Finally the scavenger in the everglades is the Bald Eagle.

Butterfly Orchids and Bladderworts get their energy from the sun. The Grass Carp and the Mosquito eat the plants and get their energy from them. Great Blue Heron and the Raccoon eat the Carp and Mosquito to get their energy.

Producers are vital to the ecosystem because they all get that initial energy from the sun. When animals eat them, they get 10% of their energy. when animals eat the other animals, they also  get 10%. This process of animals getting 10% of the energy  from the one they have eaten continues up until the top of the food chain.

A food web is much more realistic in the Everglades because it shows more animals eating other animals. As to a food chain that would only show one animal getting eaten by the next.

If  I were to remove the spider from this food web then the population of the Mosquito's would go down. With the population of Mosquito's going down, it would be harder for frogs to find food. With all frogs battling for food, a lot would die. With all the frogs dying the alligator would potentially have nothing to eat. Therefore the alligators would also starve and that entire section of the food web would be gone.

6CO2 + 6H2O ------> C6H12O6 + 6O2


For photosynthesis, there are certain things needed to photosynthesize.  Such as:  Sunlight, Stems, Chlorophyll, and Carbon Dioxide. There is also stuff that comes This out of photosynthesis. This is Oxygen and Glucose.

The energy transformation that occurs is Radiant to Chemical.

It is very important because it lets organisms "choose" the best traits over time which eventually make the whole species have the entire trait.

A tropism is a reflex that is triggered by external stimuli. For example: The Cypress Tree. The leaves on the tree, and the large roots that are bolted underground.

Tropisms help my tree survive because the leaves go through photosynthesis which produces energy for the Cypress Tree.

Decomposers take the dead animals and plants and turn them into healthy soil for new plants.

Decomposers that are in my ecosystem are Earthworms and different types of fungi

Adaptations are very important to an ecosystem. For example, adaptations help keep organisms alive by helping them blend in, run faster, grab things easier, etc.

Alligators are a good example to show adaptations. They have a fairly long snout and sharp teeth which allow them to eat bigger and stronger prey.

If the alligator were placed in another environment like the desert, it wouldn't be able to survive. Mainly because the desert would be very dry and hot, in the everglades it is wet and humid. The alligator also couldn't find food because he can't use his expertise of finding food in the everglades in the desert. There fore he could die of starvation or thirst.

Natural Selection is the process which forms by life having traits that better enable them to adapt to specific environmental pressures.

The Crane is a well know animal. Its beak makes it look recognize-able and cool. However, the crane hasn't always had its long beak. It used to be short and stubby. Over time it has gotten longer and skinnier. this helps out the Crane because it helps the eat their food and helps them get food.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I recommend that you put more abiotic and biotic factors

2 years ago
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i learned that bald eagles live florida

2 years ago
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I recommend that you add plants

2 years ago
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I recommend that you add the climate🍌

2 years ago
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I recommend that you add more factors.

2 years ago
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I recommend that you be more detailed when discussing complexed things such as food webs. 👌

2 years ago
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I recommend that you proofread before you publish, for example you typed "foo" instead of "food".

a year ago
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The leading Photo in this story on the Florida Everglades is one of My photographs. I took this picture in South Colton, Upstate New York in the Adirondacks. Sorry but there are no alligators there.

a year ago
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I do have a few shots that I took In Florida however, like this one...

a year ago
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