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2014 November Habitat Report - Conservator Coast September and October were warm and dry, but wet November weather has begun to fill wetlands and replenish low flows in rivers. Temperatures are still above normal, but typical fall rains have begun in full force. Bill Moyers Reports: Earth on Edge - Ecosystems Ecosystems are communities of interacting organisms and the physical environment in which they live. They are the combination and interaction of the plants, animals, minerals, and people in any given area of the Earth. A small bog, a single sand dune, or a tiny patch of forest is an ecosystem. But ecosystems are also forests covering thousands of kilometers, a major river system, a desert. Every centimeter of the planet is part of an ecosystem. Maybe the most familiar natural ecosystems are our backyards or parks near our home.
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. Wetlands Alberta You are here: Wetlands From Alberta’s northern boreal forests to the southernmost tip of the province, from east boundary to west, wetlands are found throughout the Alberta landscape. Although close to 21% of the province is covered by wetlands, over time wetlands in Alberta have been significantly altered or destroyed by urban sprawl, expanding agriculture and other human development. But the view that wetlands are just wastelands is changing. People are realizing their ecological, social and economic importance and their need to be conserved and protected. In this section you will learn more about types of wetlands, what wetlands have to offer, wetland creatures and why wetland conservation is so important.
Earth Floor: Biomes There are many different kinds of plants and animals on the Earth, but only certain kinds are naturally found at any particular place. (We are not counting zoos here!) For example, cacti are found in the desert, polar bears are found in the Arctic, and elephants are found in central Africa and India. Animal Planet Live - Sharks Blacktip Sharks are the centerpiece of the new Blacktip Reef Exhibit at the National Aquarium. These schooling sharks grow to about 6 feet and are commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters. Donate to fund exhibits like Blacktip Reef and support conservation efforts. Ask a question about Blacktip Reef by using #BlacktipReef on Twitter or Facebook and it may be answered live by one of our experts! Through its engaging exhibits, education programs, and conservation initiatives, National Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Schedule