BioExpedition – Animals, Biodiversity & Life

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...

Family Structures of Sea Otters

Family Structures of Sea Otters

The behavioral patterns of sea otters are quite unique in terms of their family and social structures. Although they are independent creatures in terms of foraging for food, they are known for living highly interactive lifestyles. It is not uncommon to find a pair of...

Tips on How to Identify Rare Bird Species

Tips on How to Identify Rare Bird Species

Finding and reporting a rare bird can be beneficial to your community and you may even be featured in a local news story. However, unless you are a bird expert, it may be hard to differentiate and identify such a species. Some species are hard to find because their...

Hunting Characteristics of Barracudas

Hunting Characteristics of Barracudas

Barracudas are slender, muscular fish with a mouthful of teeth. They are found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans in addition to the Caribbean and Red seas. Unfortunately because of their looks and teeth, barracudas have been the stars of...

Social Behavior of African Wild Dogs

Social Behavior of African Wild Dogs

African Wild Dogs are known by many names such as the painted dog, African Hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, and Lycaon pictus which means ‘’painted wolf’’ in Latin. In Swahili, they are called ‘’Mbwa mwilu’’.  Found in southern Africa, their numbers are now in decline...

Hunting Techniques Used By Grey Wolves

Hunting Techniques Used By Grey Wolves

The largest living canine is the Canis lupus, or the Grey Wolf.  Some people hate them; some people love them. It all depends on your region. They are carnivores and prefer to hunt down their food. But what do we actually know about how these wolves hunt? Pack Hunters...

Otters

Otters

Facts about Otters Otters are semi-aquatic mammals. Otters feed mainly on fish and shellfish, but they also eat some invertebrates, amphibians, and birds. Otters are distributed worldwide and live in the basins of rivers with the exception of the Sea Otter that lives...

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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