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HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES?

Monarch butterflies migrate between the United States and Mexico (insert wall joke). They know they need to start heading south when they register a drop in temperature. Unpredictable weather puts this migration at risk. 
#Monarch #butterfly #unitedstates #mexico #climatechange #digitalart #animal #behavior #migration #zoology #science

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES? Monarch butterflies migrate between the United States and Mexico (insert wall joke). They know they need to start heading south when they register a drop in temperature. Unpredictable weather puts this migration at risk. #Monarch #butterfly #unitedstates #mexico #climatechange #digitalart #animal #behavior #migration #zoology #science - 10 days ago

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HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT POLAR BEARS?

Polar bears use sea ice to hunt seals, a staple to their diet. During winter they hunt and summer they survive off stored fat. Now the Arctic sea ice hardens later in the season and melts earlier. This forces polar bears to rely on their stored fat for longer. But there's a limit to how long they can survive without food. Desperation forces polar bears to hunt further away, expelling more energy for little or no payoff. They are currently listed as vulnerable and without drastic changes they face the threat of further decline. 
#polarbear #climatechange #threatened #vulnerable #sea #ocean #arctic #bear #animals #art #design #digital #autodesk #mammal #science

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT POLAR BEARS? Polar bears use sea ice to hunt seals, a staple to their diet. During winter they hunt and summer they survive off stored fat. Now the Arctic sea ice hardens later in the season and melts earlier. This forces polar bears to rely on their stored fat for longer. But there's a limit to how long they can survive without food. Desperation forces polar bears to hunt further away, expelling more energy for little or no payoff. They are currently listed as vulnerable and without drastic changes they face the threat of further decline. #polarbear #climatechange #threatened #vulnerable #sea #ocean #arctic #bear #animals #art #design #digital #autodesk #mammal #science - 14 days ago

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HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT KRILL?

Krill are a key component in the Antarctic food chain. Whales eat krill in the tons. Seals, penguins, squid, and many other animals consume the 6 cm animal. So if climate change affects krill then the whole Antarctic ecosystem goes awry. Scientists have produced models that show how krill will survive in warmer ocean  temperatures. The results of the models show us we don't want to get to that point. 
One concern is the amount of sea ice. Larvae need sea ice for shelter and to find food. Less sea ice means less krill survive to adulthood. 
This is a few brief note about how krill would be affected. I invite others to comment with facts, questions, etc. 
#share #concern #science #climate #knowledgeispower #change #sci #art #autodesk #krill #ocean #sea #ice #acidification #temperature #heating

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT KRILL? Krill are a key component in the Antarctic food chain. Whales eat krill in the tons. Seals, penguins, squid, and many other animals consume the 6 cm animal. So if climate change affects krill then the whole Antarctic ecosystem goes awry. Scientists have produced models that show how krill will survive in warmer ocean temperatures. The results of the models show us we don't want to get to that point. One concern is the amount of sea ice. Larvae need sea ice for shelter and to find food. Less sea ice means less krill survive to adulthood. This is a few brief note about how krill would be affected. I invite others to comment with facts, questions, etc. #share #concern #science #climate #knowledgeispower #change #sci #art #autodesk #krill #ocean #sea #ice #acidification #temperature #heating - 16 days ago

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HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT SEA TURTLES?

The nesting habits of all sea turtle species will be a concern under climate change. Sea turtles are reptiles so temperature plays a major role in determining gender of the eggs. An increase in temperature means more females will be born which will disrupt future breeding. This has been observed in various nesting sites. Thankfully scientists are already intervening by taking the eggs to incubate under controlled conditions and guiding the newly hatched turtles to the sea.

Once in the sea, however, survival will only be more challenging with rising sea temperatures. Currents and food availability may be compromised. Also, rising sea levels will make it harder to find adequate nesting nests. 
#sea #turtle #seaturtle #marine #ocean #marinelife #rising #temperature #life #climatechange #science #concern #digital #art #learn #communication #share

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT SEA TURTLES? The nesting habits of all sea turtle species will be a concern under climate change. Sea turtles are reptiles so temperature plays a major role in determining gender of the eggs. An increase in temperature means more females will be born which will disrupt future breeding. This has been observed in various nesting sites. Thankfully scientists are already intervening by taking the eggs to incubate under controlled conditions and guiding the newly hatched turtles to the sea. Once in the sea, however, survival will only be more challenging with rising sea temperatures. Currents and food availability may be compromised. Also, rising sea levels will make it harder to find adequate nesting nests. #sea #turtle #seaturtle #marine #ocean #marinelife #rising #temperature #life #climatechange #science #concern #digital #art #learn #communication #share - 19 days ago

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HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT MOUNTAIN GORILLAS?

Mountain gorillas are secluded to a small area in Central Africa surrounded by human settlements. There are about 880 remaining in the wild which gives them a critically endangered status. Mnt gorillas have shown they can adapt to environmental changes but their limiting factors are small population size and low genetic variation. Another threat is a desire for oil drilling in their habitat which will push the population to their limits. 
#climate #science #scienceeducation #climatechange #mountain #gorillas #digitalart #art #now #life #saynomore #oil #need #change #picoftheday #animal #wildlife #africa #care #love #politicssuck

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT MOUNTAIN GORILLAS? Mountain gorillas are secluded to a small area in Central Africa surrounded by human settlements. There are about 880 remaining in the wild which gives them a critically endangered status. Mnt gorillas have shown they can adapt to environmental changes but their limiting factors are small population size and low genetic variation. Another threat is a desire for oil drilling in their habitat which will push the population to their limits. #climate #science #scienceeducation #climatechange #mountain #gorillas #digitalart #art #now #life #saynomore #oil #need #change #picoftheday #animal #wildlife #africa #care #love #politicssuck - 20 days ago

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I get it - no one wants to hear about the doom and gloom of climate change. Articles have been written, conventions have been organized, and still there is a push against climate science. Recent (yes, political) events have frustrated and saddened me. I will dedicate my next posts to the animals effected by climate change. Please don't let it depress you. Instead let it inspire you. 🌎💚💚 #science #climatechange #climate #educate #inspire #unite #reallife #voice #speakout #sorrynotsorry #motivate #earth #thisisouryear #work

I get it - no one wants to hear about the doom and gloom of climate change. Articles have been written, conventions have been organized, and still there is a push against climate science. Recent (yes, political) events have frustrated and saddened me. I will dedicate my next posts to the animals effected by climate change. Please don't let it depress you. Instead let it inspire you. 🌎 #science #climatechange #climate #educate #inspire #unite #reallife #voice #speakout #sorrynotsorry #motivate #earth #thisisouryear #work - 21 days ago

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Mr. Charles Darwin 1809-1882
When Darwin was 22 years old he boarded the HMS Beagle and traveled around the world for five years. He observed and collected many species on the trip which inspired his theory of evolution. On the Origin of Species wasn't published until 1859. He sat on the theory for many years knowing many would criticise it. But when he heard Wallace was about to publish his similar theory, Darwin rushed it though. 
#charlesdarwin #Darwin #theoryofevolution #science #scientific #scientist #origin #species #illustration #traveler #notes #hms #explorer #adventurer #research #man #descent #discovery #english #collector #influencer #publish

Mr. Charles Darwin 1809-1882 When Darwin was 22 years old he boarded the HMS Beagle and traveled around the world for five years. He observed and collected many species on the trip which inspired his theory of evolution. On the Origin of Species wasn't published until 1859. He sat on the theory for many years knowing many would criticise it. But when he heard Wallace was about to publish his similar theory, Darwin rushed it though. #charlesdarwin #Darwin #theoryofevolution #science #scientific #scientist #origin #species #illustration #traveler #notes #hms #explorer #adventurer #research #man #descent #discovery #english #collector #influencer #publish - 1 month ago

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Adaptation. 
Animals evolve adaptations to their environment. The New Zealand fur seal has adapted to life in the water in a number of ways: pounds of blubber prevents heat loss, heart rate slows to use oxygen efficiently, and lungs compress to prevent the bends. These adaptations enable fur seals to dive for up to 15 minutes. 
#themoreyouknow #nature #newzealand #furseal #marine #marinemammals #oceanlife #coast #dive #adapt #share #adaptation #biology #zoology #science #animals #cute #water #adorable #wild #wildlife

Adaptation. Animals evolve adaptations to their environment. The New Zealand fur seal has adapted to life in the water in a number of ways: pounds of blubber prevents heat loss, heart rate slows to use oxygen efficiently, and lungs compress to prevent the bends. These adaptations enable fur seals to dive for up to 15 minutes. #themoreyouknow #nature #newzealand #furseal #marine #marinemammals #oceanlife #coast #dive #adapt #share #adaptation #biology #zoology #science #animals #cute #water #adorable #wild #wildlife - 1 month ago

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Radiation in evolutionary terms represents a period in the fossil record where the rate of new species observed exceeds the rate of species going extinct.

Adaptive radiation is a type of radiation where a linage diversifies rapidly. The Galapagos finches are an example of this type of radiation. Many species of finch arose to exploit a different niche. 
Do you know more examples of radiations?

#evolution #radiation #terms #adaptiveradiation #science #biology #animals #education #birds #finches #Galapagos #nowyouknow #facts #diverse #diversity #understanding #fossil #record #art #answers #papercraft #observe #read

Radiation in evolutionary terms represents a period in the fossil record where the rate of new species observed exceeds the rate of species going extinct. Adaptive radiation is a type of radiation where a linage diversifies rapidly. The Galapagos finches are an example of this type of radiation. Many species of finch arose to exploit a different niche. Do you know more examples of radiations? #evolution #radiation #terms #adaptiveradiation #science #biology #animals #education #birds #finches #Galapagos #nowyouknow #facts #diverse #diversity #understanding #fossil #record #art #answers #papercraft #observe #read - 1 month ago

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Alfred Russel Wallace 1823-1913
Wallace was a naturalist who independently developed his own theory of evolution. On his travels he recognized how animals are perfectly suited to their environment. He observed what is now termed the Wallace Line, a boundary that separates Asian and Australasian ecozones.
#Wallace #theory #evolution #evolutionary #renegade #intellect #scientist #science #sciart #Darwin #smart #naturalist #biologist #people #history #facts #travel #share #coauthor #British #explorer #discover

Alfred Russel Wallace 1823-1913 Wallace was a naturalist who independently developed his own theory of evolution. On his travels he recognized how animals are perfectly suited to their environment. He observed what is now termed the Wallace Line, a boundary that separates Asian and Australasian ecozones. #Wallace #theory #evolution #evolutionary #renegade #intellect #scientist #science #sciart #Darwin #smart #naturalist #biologist #people #history #facts #travel #share #coauthor #British #explorer #discover - 1 month ago

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The law of Independent Assortment was brought to us by the honorable Gregor Mendel. It states that alleles from different genes are sorted independently from each other. Thus traits can get mixed and matched. Mendel's famous peas reveal this assortment. Different colors and textures pair off during gamete production.
#independent #assortment #genes #genetics #life #gregormendel #science #scientists #words #popular #learning #biology #bodies #alleles #gametes #cool #effective #pics #new #develop

The law of Independent Assortment was brought to us by the honorable Gregor Mendel. It states that alleles from different genes are sorted independently from each other. Thus traits can get mixed and matched. Mendel's famous peas reveal this assortment. Different colors and textures pair off during gamete production. #independent #assortment #genes #genetics #life #gregormendel #science #scientists #words #popular #learning #biology #bodies #alleles #gametes #cool #effective #pics #new #develop - 1 month ago

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A biological #niche refers to an organism's place in its environment. There are many factors that make up the niche of a species, and these can overlap between different species. 
There are six species of quoll, an indigenous marsupial of Australia, that fill a slightly different niche in each environment. 
#Australia #quoll #marsupial #animal #science #terms #travel #learn #picoftheday #scienceeducation #educate #cuteanimals #nocturnal #cute #carnivore #species #solitary

A biological #niche refers to an organism's place in its environment. There are many factors that make up the niche of a species, and these can overlap between different species. There are six species of quoll, an indigenous marsupial of Australia, that fill a slightly different niche in each environment. #Australia #quoll #marsupial #animal #science #terms #travel #learn #picoftheday #scienceeducation #educate #cuteanimals #nocturnal #cute #carnivore #species #solitary - 2 months ago

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I hope everybody had a great Christmas. We're getting close to the new year! Here is New Zealand's Christmas flower, the pōhutukawa.

The pōhutukawa is a coastal evergreen native to NZ. The tree flowers from November to February so has become synonymous with summer. 
#pohutukawa #plant #tree #evergreen #coastal #flower #red #bee #redflower #native #summer #newzealand #nz #nature #love #beauty #sun

I hope everybody had a great Christmas. We're getting close to the new year! Here is New Zealand's Christmas flower, the pōhutukawa. The pōhutukawa is a coastal evergreen native to NZ. The tree flowers from November to February so has become synonymous with summer. #pohutukawa #plant #tree #evergreen #coastal #flower #red #bee #redflower #native #summer #newzealand #nz #nature #love #beauty #sun - 2 months ago

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5,300 years ago in China, humans have used cats to help keep mice away from their crops. Merry Christmas 😸🐀 #mice #mouse #cat #domestic #Christmas #holidays #decoration #science

5,300 years ago in China, humans have used cats to help keep mice away from their crops. Merry Christmas 🐀 #mice #mouse #cat #domestic #Christmas #holidays #decoration #science - 2 months ago

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New story for my website to teach kids about evolution. Dog breeds have always fascinated me. Are all dog breeds the same species? How artificial selection can draw out extremes in traits. darwinianadventures.com/postcard-4

#darwinianadventures #artificialselection #dogs #dogbreed #breed #malamute #dogsofinsta #husky #sleddog #winter #Alaska #iditarod #evolution #science #art #craft #papercraft #paper #snow #race #sciart #teach #learn

New story for my website to teach kids about evolution. Dog breeds have always fascinated me. Are all dog breeds the same species? How artificial selection can draw out extremes in traits. darwinianadventures.com/postcard-4 #darwinianadventures #artificialselection #dogs #dogbreed #breed #malamute #dogsofinsta #husky #sleddog #winter #Alaska #iditarod #evolution #science #art #craft #papercraft #paper #snow #race #sciart #teach #learn - 2 months ago

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🇪 cology is the study of how organisms interact with one another.

Ecologist may look at an organism such as the Tui, an endemic bird from New Zealand. The tui is an important pollinator for flowering plants. They also defend these plants from others in their area. How does the relationship between the tui and these plants effect the fitness of each?

#ecology #fitness #science #tui  #bird #birdsofinstagram #tree #newzealand #travel #learn #experience #observe #new #ecologist #explore #biology #animalsarecool #relationship #plants

🇪 cology is the study of how organisms interact with one another. Ecologist may look at an organism such as the Tui, an endemic bird from New Zealand. The tui is an important pollinator for flowering plants. They also defend these plants from others in their area. How does the relationship between the tui and these plants effect the fitness of each? #ecology #fitness #science #tui #bird #birdsofinstagram #tree #newzealand #travel #learn #experience #observe #new #ecologist #explore #biology #animalsarecool #relationship #plants - 3 months ago

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🇻 ertebrates started with the late Cambrian and continue today. This group includes us (humans) and all the other animals with an internal skeleton: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

To understand current vertebrates, we have to go backbone time and study Chordates. Chordates hold the precursors to vertebrate evolution. Instead of a backbone though, they have a notochord. 
Cats have more vertebrae which give them more flexibility. Their caudal vertebrae makes up their tail that acts as a balance. 
#cat #catsofinstagram #cute #ginger #vertebrate #biology #systems #backbone #anatomy #evolution #modified #science #vertebrae #animals #species

🇻 ertebrates started with the late Cambrian and continue today. This group includes us (humans) and all the other animals with an internal skeleton: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. To understand current vertebrates, we have to go backbone time and study Chordates. Chordates hold the precursors to vertebrate evolution. Instead of a backbone though, they have a notochord. Cats have more vertebrae which give them more flexibility. Their caudal vertebrae makes up their tail that acts as a balance. #cat #catsofinstagram #cute #ginger #vertebrate #biology #systems #backbone #anatomy #evolution #modified #science #vertebrae #animals #species - 3 months ago

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🇴 rganisms are lifeforms. This includes animals, plants, fungi, archaeon, or bacterium. These various types of organisms may appear different from each other, but they all grow and reproduce, react to stimulus, and maintains homeostasis. 
All organisms have particular adaptations that help them survive. They also live in particular environments that allow them to survive. The forces behind evolution can act on any type of organisms.

What's your favorite organism? 🐻 🌷 🐌 🦂

#weekend #facts #organism #sayitright #plants #science #words #biology #basics #evolution #whatsyourfavorite

🇴 rganisms are lifeforms. This includes animals, plants, fungi, archaeon, or bacterium. These various types of organisms may appear different from each other, but they all grow and reproduce, react to stimulus, and maintains homeostasis. All organisms have particular adaptations that help them survive. They also live in particular environments that allow them to survive. The forces behind evolution can act on any type of organisms. What's your favorite organism? 🦂 #weekend #facts #organism #sayitright #plants #science #words #biology #basics #evolution #whatsyourfavorite - 3 months ago

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