By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the Gal?pagos Islands! As you stick to a direction during the black lava rock on one of many islands, you could pay attention the ocean lions barking or the hum of a white-lined sphinx moth flying earlier your head. The Gal?pagos Islands are energetic, from a big tortoise trudging towards a cactus patch to a Gal?pagos barn owl gliding within the air, able to seize up a Santa Fe rice rat. Day and evening within the Gal?pagos Islands, the search is directly to locate nutrition - and to prevent turning into somebody else's subsequent meal. the entire dwelling issues are attached to each other in a nutrients chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What course will you are taking to stick with the nutrition chain during the islands? Will you . . . move fishing with a blue-footed booby? Snack on a few crabs with a Gal?pagos sea lion? Dive lower than the reef looking for algae with a marine iguana? stick with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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Extra info for A Galapagos Island Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure (Follow That Food Chain)
It quickly gives up and swims off in search of an easier meal. The shark scare has taken a lot out of the bull sea lion. And he’s not going to get a rest any time soon. A second male sea lion lurks just beyond the colony’s borders. This second male is without a colony. But he’d like one. The second male rushes inland. He barks and strikes a pose on the beach. The first male galumphs toward him. They push and bite at each others’ thick necks. The second sea lion draws blood. It doesn’t take long.
Eventually, after two more weeks, the babies are grown up enough to be on their own. And then, sometimes, the first male finch even goes to help out with the mom’s new family! Last night for dinner, the finches ate . . 41 eds. To . . sunfloweresesunflowers see what th os Islands ag of the Galáp page 51 . to are like, tu r n . . dead skin plucked from the back of a marine iguana. To see what another marine iguana is up to, tur n to page 37. . opuntia cactus flowers. To see what the opuntia cactuses of the Galápagos Islands are like, turn to page 56.
When they spy the hawk approaching in the distance, they take off. Soon, the female will lay one egg on their nest. But their nest is pretty sloppy. Sticks poke out everywhere, and there are huge gaps. Hopefully, it’ll be sturdy enough to hold the egg and the chick when it hatches. Frigate bird eggs often slip out of their nests. If that Bi rd s w it h Ba d Re pu ta ti on s It’s true. Frigate birds often steal food from other animals, especially birds. But they also hun t their own food out of the ocean.
A Galapagos Island Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure (Follow That Food Chain) by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn