These insects thrive in the unique harsh desert and many species occur nowhere else on earth. So far their coastal region has escaped oil pollution and until recently the forbidding conditions prevented people from exploiting the land for grazing. However, diamond companies have begun to mine the dunes, which is certain to affect their habitat.
All sharks have electroreceptors concentrated in their heads called the ampullae of Lorenzini. These receptors detect electrical pulses emitted by potential prey. These sharks are bottom dwellers but have very poor eyesight and cannot see well to find their food. However, they are equipped with extremely sensitive and accurate magnetic sensors in the nose.
These guys are found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, a range entailing Sonora, Arizona, parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico (but not Baja California). They inhabit scrubland, succulent desert, and oak woodland, seeking shelter in burrows, thickets, and under rocks in locations with ready access to moisture.
These guys have a life span of up to 12 years in the wild; its main predators include the Caracal and several varieties of Eagle Owl. Families of these guys dig out dens in sand for habitation and protection, which can be as large as 1,292 sq ft and adjoin the dens of other families.
These guys prefer to hunt in full forest. While they are agile climbers most of their time is spent on the forest floor. They also prefer to forage where there is a lot of fallen dead wood on the forest floor. They are omnivorous and will feed on a wide variety of small animals and occasionally fruits and mushrooms.
Olivia and Carter were recently invited to speak to the congregation of the Vinings United Methodist Church in Atlanta Georgia.
The kids were all so intently listening to Carter and Olivia and each one of them had suggestions of what could be done to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen. We heard many of the students say that they would be telling their parents, and even their school teachers about what our plastic pollution is doing to the environment and how they wanted to help be the solution to the problem.
Only birds that live in the extreme north and south of their range migrate and do so based on temperature and available sunlight. These birds will migrate towards the equator during winter but this range is “determined by the amount of sunshine to warm the chilled birds”.
A capable stalk-and-ambush predator, these cats can pursue a wide variety of prey. Primary food sources include ungulates such as deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, as well as domestic cattle, horses and sheep, particularly in the northern part of its range.
They are among the smallest of the primates. Head body length of this species is 17 cm and tail length is 25 cm. Forelimbs are shorter than the hind limbs. The thumb is not opposable and the tail is not prehensile. All the finger and toe nails are like claws except for the big toe which has a flat nail.