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By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

ISBN-10: 0822576139

ISBN-13: 9780822576136

Welcome to the Gal?pagos Islands! As you persist with a direction in the course of the black lava rock on one of many islands, you could listen the ocean lions barking or the hum of a white-lined sphinx moth flying previous your head. The Gal?pagos Islands are lively, from a major 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 quest is directly to locate nutrition - and to prevent turning into somebody else's subsequent meal. the entire dwelling issues are hooked up to each other in a meals chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What course will you are taking to keep on with the foodstuff 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? persist with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what event!

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And this is a DEAD END. For thousands of years, flightless cormorants didn’t have any land predators on the islands. They stopped flying because they didn’t need to escape. Over time, their wings grew weak, and they lost the ability to fly. But when people started arriving on the islands, they brought dogs and cats. Some of those dogs and cats became feral. They hunt the birds of the islands. And because these cormorants can’t fly away anymore, they are very easy prey. 43 Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki) A female (left) and male sea lion 44 The Galápagos sea lion playfully nips the Galápagos penguin as it glides by in the water.

Up to, tu rn to page . . nutrients from a Galápagos hawk chick that fell out of its nest and died. To see what another Galápagos hawk is up to, tur n to page 10. . nutrients from a Galápagos tortoise that died of old age at 150. To see what another Galápagos tortoise is up to, tur n to page 30. Sally Lightfoot Crab 58 (Grapsus grapsus) Sally Lightfoot crabs speckle the rocks along the shore. The younger ones are black or dark brown. Those colors make it harder for predators to see the crabs on the black lava rocks.

In fact, there are ten different types of Galápagos tortoises, each a little different size or shape to fit the island habitat it lives in. ) Just as she settles in to munch, a finch lands on the sand near her. The tiny bird hops over and stands in front of her. It clearly wants something from the tortoise. Finally, the tortoise responds. She stretches out her legs and neck. The finch hops aboard and pecks at the tortoise. She gulps down the pesky ticks (bloodsucking insects) that cling to the tortoise.

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