Friday, June 21, 2013

  Dolphins is one of my favorite organism,  Dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals and are part of the family of toothed whales that includes orcas and pilot whales.I love dolphins so much this summer i’m going to the aquarium to see and play with the dolphins.
Dolphins are classified has the following:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia]
Order: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidea-
Genus: Delphinus
Species:T. truncatus

While doing my researchon dolphins  I found an evolutionary tree . This evolutionary tree shows the evolutionary relationship.

Did youknow?  To prevent drowning while sleeping only half of a dolphin brain goes to sleep the other half stay awake so it can breathe.

I hypothesis that dolphins have strong teeth they are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. if dolphins didn’t have strong teeth they would not be able to chew squid because squids have hard tentacles with sharp nails looking object.
 Bottlenose dolphins not only have individual “names,” technically signature whistles they use to identify themselves, but they also copy the whistles of companions and family members likely as a means of calling out to those specific animals just like humans call each other by their  name.  Both humans and dolphins are  mammals, so both have mammary glands, and hair on their skin, and they have 7 cervical vertebrae as humans do.Both are mammals, so both have mammary glands, and hair on their skin, and they have 7 cervical vertebrae as humans do. Dolphins have bigger brain than humans. This piece of information is form Take Part and Answers.

 I predict that dolphins  might not live for  a long time due to  the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat, the hunt still goes on find out what you can do to help these poor dolphins.  The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. From The Cove a documentary.

Friday, June 7, 2013


Levels of classification- kingdom - animalia
class-mammalia (mammals)
family-cercopithecidae(old world monkey)
Fun Fact-monkeys express affection and make peace with eachother by grooming eachother

Genetics and Embyology of a champanzee species-


Kingdom- Animalia- Multicellular and needs oxygen
Phylum- Chordata- Symmetrical with distinct heads. at one point of development, they posses backbones or axis.
Class- Mammalia- All mammals have hair and are able to regulate their body temperature and their females can produce milk.  
Order- Carnivores- Not all carnivores eat meat, like pandas mostly eat bamboo sticks, strong limbs and acute sense.
Family- Ursidae- Members of the bear family, have 5 toes on each feet and some can walk upright for a short distance.
Genus- Ailuropoda
Species- Melanoleuca-  Giant panda is the only member of the genus ailuropoda because it is not very closely related to any other bears. Panda bear is an endangered species preyed on by jackals, leopards, and yellow throated marten, they prey on bamboos which are the producers. It takes pandas 90 to 160 days to reproduce and although the most often give birth to twins, the reproduction rate is one young panda every 2years. Fossils have been found over the years and its skin/ physical appearance shows its relation to other bears which means a giant panda bear possibly evolved from a normal bear.
Natural selection affected the physical appearance of a panda because the black circles fur on its eye was an evolution to make them look ferocious to predators. A Panda is different from others in its community because it is the only animal in its species and its the only one classified as carnivores but eats mostly short trees and bamboo sticks. Panda is an endangered species and looses its population often but i predict an increase in population because of  the reservations being made for its protection from extinction and it doesn’t have a lot of predators

Golden Snub Nose Monkey - By Yazmine Garay

Monkeys are one of my favorite animals, but with the Golden Snub Nose Monkey catches my eye because of it very different face which it blue and because of its golden redish fur.

Domain - Eukaryte
Kingdom -  Animalia
Phylum -  Chordata
Class -  Mammalia
Order -  Primates
Family -  Cercopithecidae
Genus  -  Rhinopithecus

These are fossils are of the Golden Snub Nosed Monkey. These fossil can be compare to the Old World Monkeys fossils.

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Golden Snub Nosed Monkey has a never different face for most monkeys. Monkeys faces aren’t always blue but their faces are.