BioExpedition – Animals, Biodiversity & Life

5 Birds Perfectly Adapted to Modern Cities

5 Birds Perfectly Adapted to Modern Cities

Evolution never stops and the adaptations that birds have taken on since they started to live in big cities prove this. A variety of birds have done this and it is an interesting example of evolution that is often dismissed by some naturalists. Here are 5 examples of...

6 Largest Birds of Prey in North America

6 Largest Birds of Prey in North America

Wildlife is all around us and the eco-system has both predators and prey. Danger lurks in the darkness and in the bushes. It is also beneath the waters and roams in the skies. Birds of prey have the perfect bird's view, spotting their prey with ease from afar and...

Types of Bears

Types of Bears

Different Types of Bears - Species There are eight species of bears that remain on Earth today. While they are all similar in basic ways, there are enough differences for them to each have their own category as well as name.  Bear Species Overview There are eight...

Kodiak Bear

Kodiak Bear

Facts and Information about Kodiak Bear. Kodiak Bear Description, Behavior, Feeding, Reproduction, Kodiak Bear threats and more

Types of Jellyfish

Types of Jellyfish

There are more than 1,500 different Jellyfish species that have been identified. Experts believe that there are still plenty of unknown species that live deeper down on the ocean waters. Here are the different types of Jellyfish: Aequorea Victoria The Aequorea...

Family Structures of River Dolphins

Family Structures of River Dolphins

River dolphins are an informal grouping of dolphins, associated with the Cetacea infraorder. This is a group of aquatic mammals that consists of nearly 89 living species. These species include various types of whales, dolphins, narwhals, etc. Taxonomists categorize...

Five Obscure Animals That Move in Packs

Five Obscure Animals That Move in Packs

There are lots of animals that prefer to travel in packs than on their own. Some of them might be really common to see near your home while some of them are super rare and hardly ever seen alone much less in a group. However, before I go on to talk about the obscure...

Tips To Help You Find Fossils Near You

Tips To Help You Find Fossils Near You

Finding fossils can be a highly rewarding hobby for those looking to uncover remnants of the past. There is no need to travel across the globe to do so. There are plenty of local opportunities that await you if you know the right places to look. You are also not...

What To Do If You Find A Rabbit Den In Your Yard

What To Do If You Find A Rabbit Den In Your Yard

People may face an issue of rabbits that have created a domicile in their yard. Their habitat is such that they burrow a nest in a patch of land, and it stays camouflaged till a pet or lawnmower discovers it. As much as you would like to keep the rabbit, remember that...

Common Traits and Habits of The Flying Fish

Common Traits and Habits of The Flying Fish

Flying fish in action are certainly one of nature's more fascinating and magnificent sights. Some might wonder how in the world the fish can fly or why. Scientists have studied the fish for years and figured out the answer to these questions. How do Flying Fish Fly?...

Hunting Patterns of Snow Leopards

Hunting Patterns of Snow Leopards

Snow leopards are some of the world's rarest and most unstudied big cats. There are several reasons as to why scientists know so little about snow leopards, one having to do with the snow leopard's camouflage. Their elusive appearance not only fools prey but...

Mating Rituals of The Umbrella Bird

Mating Rituals of The Umbrella Bird

With its sleek black feathers and pole-shaped wattle, the umbrella bird is a rainforest jewel. All three species live in Central and South America. Though these birds do migrate they do not migrate to find warmer weather. Umbrella birds only migrate to and from their...

The importance of biodiversity for us it is based on the fact that it provides the foundation of an ecological balance that supports life. Therefore, a dramatic unbalance in biodiversity could bring unpredicted consequences to life on Earth as a whole.

One biome can contain several types of plants, among them, some are food for a particular herbivorous animal in that biome, at the same time, that animal provides all the necessary nutrients for some other animal in the biome that eat meat. A missing element in that food chain creates an unbalance that could affect other living beings in that biome or even adjacent biomes.

Life on Earth is extremely complicated and requires continuous research to further understand the complex dependencies among living beings to develop efficient procedures intended to preserve biodiversity. One of the best resources to achieve this is through knowledge which can be obtained either from information, observation or experience.

Biodiversity is important for us because it provides the foundation of an ecological balance that supports life on Earth.

Biomes

Types of Biomes in the World

There are quite a few different types of biomes in the world. Each of them has unique characteristics. Due to the climate and features, there are different plants and animals that are able to thrive in them.

Conservation of Biomes

All of the biomes in the world are very important for all of us. The animals and plants that live in them are a delicate balance. The efforts of humans though often upset that balance.

Coral Reef Biome

Some people assume that the coral reef is part of the ocean biome. Even though they are found in the ocean, they are separate entities.

Tropical Rainforest Biome

Tropical rainforest biomes are found in the lower latitudes. The temperature is generally around 80 degrees. There is very high humidity too – from 77% to 88%.

Savanna Biome

When we think of the Savanna Biome, it is understandable that we think of hot and dry areas. However, it may surprise you to learn that there is a very wet season and then a very dry season in the Savanna.

Wetland Biome

The wetland biome is one that many people don’t really see as being important. In fact, in many areas they consider it to be a nuisance.

Taiga Biome

The taiga biome is one that has very long and cold winters. They summers are short and they are cool in temperature. The cool air masses from the arctic can move in rapidly.

Grassland Biome

Along certain areas of North America and Eurasia you will find grassland biomes. There are mountain ranges in place that prevent the ocean air masses from affecting these areas.

Ocean Biome

A common belief is that the ocean biome was the first one to exist. More than 3 million years ago the first life forms were able to derive from here.

Desert Biome

he desert biome is one that is very hot and dry. They are found at the lower latitudes, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Light winds occur often which evaporates any type of moisture that is typically going to develop in them.

Tundra Biome

The tundra biome is believed to be the youngest of all of them in the world. It was believed to have formed approximately 10,000 years ago.

Chaparral Biome

The chaparral biome is one that is found in areas of every single continent. However, many people don’t realize it is the same.

Freshwater Biome

A freshwater biome is one that many people overlook the importance of. They are much smaller bodies of water, but important just the same.

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