Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Niches


In order for an organisms to survive it needs to have all of the resources available that it's body needs. The habitat that it lives in must provide appropriate levels of water, light, temperature, and a supply of food. This appropriate combination of factors is called a "niche." Some organisms have developed adaptations that require them to be dependent on other organisms. Mutualism, an example of this, is when two species benefit from a relationship with each other. Ocellaris clownfish live in the tentacles of Ritteri sea anemones. The fish cleans the tentacles for the anemone and the anemone protects the fish from predators.

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Watch the video about mutualism. Comment about the example of mutualism discussed in the film or go above and beyond and research another example of mutualism and comment on it.

16 comments:

Jade! said...

Mutualism

Mutualism is something that is good and helps both things like animal, people, ect. Mutualism is a biological interaction between two species, its any relationship between the two organisms that benefits both species. A example for mutualism in the video is when the bird would clean the hippos, zebras, and giraffes, but the bird also got something in return the food. Another example not from the video is in an office. There is the boss and there's the workers, the workers work and they get paid. The boss gets the the workers to do the work for him. Its a win win situation!

-Jade!

brooke said...

Trophic mutualisms is with two species give benefit of resources.Defensive mutualisms is when one species receives food or shelter forprotecting its partner species from predators.Dispersive mutualisms is when one species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner.In this video a capybara is interrupting insect all around him/her. most birds latch on to the capybara and eats the insectes its attracting. Many of the birds and mammals help each other. hippos has ticks in the cracks for their skin and bird go there to eat. the ox-peckers has sharp clawes and the grip on them. aniamls on land most likely have fur and i believe that to the bird it a better ground.most of the birds eat out of the ears they also eat ear wax

RE said...

ants herd aphids and use the plant sap they have eaten and disposed of for nutrition and in return the ants protect the aphids.

B-Square and Dan Rock like scientist!!! said...

it helps zebras clean out ear wax....
and it cleans other animals hair......

Gigles O_o said...

Mutualism is where an animal dose something for one species, and the other dose something in return.

logan said...

An interesting example of mutualism is that the bird stays on top of the capybara and eats the fleas, tics or mosquitos that land on it and the capybara stays clean.

Anonymous said...

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Mutualism is when 2 species both benefit from the surrounding resources. In some cases it may be the hippo and the bird, The bird eats the insets and ticks off the hippo, and the hippo is gaining because all of those unwanted little insects are eaten and they are both satisfied. Another example is the zebra and the ox pecker. the zebra has loads of ticks and ear wax in his ears and the ox pecker loves to eat both of those, which re delicious to the bird. The zebra basically is getting groomed and the ox pecker is satisfied with food!

Nicole said...

Mutulism is when one animal helps another animal. For example, A bird could eat the insects off of a capybara.

Sophie rockz:-) said...

one example of mutualism is the hippo and the bird the bird eats the ticks off the hippo witch helps the hippo so they don't have ticks sucking out there blood all day. also it helps the bird because they eat the ticks and so its there dinner.

Eve X3 said...

basically mutualism is when two people are bound toe each other for a mutual agreement. for instance in the clip the bird is sitting on the back on the Capybara get the insects while the capybara him if the bird eats off the insects off hims back. the birds on any mammals back are usually trying to get the bugs of any kind off the animals back and they also get a free meal.

Richard said...

Mutualism is good for these animals because it gives the ox pecker a good source of food and removes parasites from the animals body.

Dan Cunitz said...

Eve, you say that mutualism is when "two people are bound to each other for a mutual agreement." This made me think of Twilight. Do you think the lives of Bella and Edward are an example of symbiosis? If so, what kind of symbiosis would it be? (I have my own theory on this).

loves to ride said...

mutalism isn't a bad thing because it is taking off the bad things that could affect that animal with a tics and other things. An example was when the bird was eating the ear wax from the zebra.

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Bob said...

Mutualism

Mutualism is good in a way because it can save the animal from tick's, and other insects.But it can be bad in some ways, like if there is a wound the animal might pick at it for blood and stop the wound from healing.

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