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Mimicry is another type of deceptive coloration. It can protect the mimic from predators or hide the mimic from prey. If mimicry was a play, there would be three characters. The Model - the species or object that is copied. The Mimic - looks and acts like another species or object. The Dupe- the tricked predator or prey. The poisonous coral snake and the harmless king snake look a lot alike. The viceroy butterfly and monarch butterfly were once thought to exhibit Batesian mimicry where a harmless species mimics a toxic species. Could You Tell the Difference? Aggressive Mimicry Some mimics look like something else, not to avoid predators, but to catch prey. The frogfish or angler fish lures its prey to where it can strike. Cryptic Coloration Some organisms look so much like another object that they almost disappear! Eyespots: I'm Watching You! Some butterflies and moths have large eyespots.
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We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation. Food Chain - Kid's Corner. The Food Chain Every living thing needs energy in order to live.
Everytime animals do something (run, jump) they use energy to do so. Animals get energy from the food they eat, and all living things get energy from food. Plants use sunlight, water and nutrients to get energy (in a process called photosynthesis). Energy is necessary for living beings to grow. A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature. A simple food chain could start with grass, which is eaten by rabbits. Food Chains and Food Webs. Chain Reaction - Build a Food Chain. The order that animals feed on other plants and animals is called a food chain. Do you think you can put a food chain together? Click below to give it a try and learn why every animal within a food chain is so important.
What is bioaccumulation? Bioaccumulation is the increase in concentration of a substance in living organisms as they take in contaminated air, water, or food. As bigger animals eat smaller animals, the level of contamination in the food is added to the level of contamination already in their body. Bioaccumulation is a problem in the north because of higher concentrations of toxic pollution. Also, northern animals have a lot of fat to keep them warm, toxins accumulate mostly in fat. Map of World Biomes. Kids' Planet ESPECIES Animal Fact Sheets. The Wild Classroom: Biology Videos and Podcasting via Ecogeeks.