Thursday, December 2, 2010



in the movie SILKWOOD, Karen Silkwood a worker at a plutonium processing plant discovers that the employees are forced to work in unsafe conditions in her battle to expose this and do something about it she is shunned, tortured, infected, and eventually killed in order to keep this unsavory information quiet.

my thoughts on this movie were that it is wrong to have to work with unsafe materials with unsafe conditions, it should be a crime if it is not already.

Hitchiti Experiment Forest lab

 Hitchiti Experiment Forest lab
From Google dictionary: Wild Ginger - low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes.
Leaf Litter Decomposition

"Leaf Litter Decomposition is a process in which leaves are broken down by insect and microbial decomposers to the point where they release their vital nutrients into the ecosystem." Paraphrased from a website.

 Southern Pine Beetle

 Southern Pine Beetle
Impact of the pine beetle

My favorite aquatic critters

Aquatic critters

A group of phytoplankton

Copepod Candacia
"Copepods are tiny crustaceans, belonging to the same group as crabs and lobsters. They are the most abundant multicellular animals in the sea and collectively may outnumber all other animals in the world. Many move with a characteristic 'hop' through the water and form an important part of the diet of many reef fish." a quote form a website.

Aquatic macrophyte
Bull Shoals Macrophytes:  (eelgrass, Canadian elodea, pondweed, coontail)
"A streamlined torpedo shape helps flying fish generate enough speed to break the water’s surface, and large, wing-like pectoral fins help get them airborne."  a quote form a website.

"Scientists have named the new crustacean "Kiwa irsuta."                                                                                              A team of American-led divers has discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday." a quote form a website.

Water vole Arvicola terrestris Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mitochondrial Eve


According to this passage :

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the field of human genetics, Mitochondrial Eve refers to the most recent common matrilineal ancestor from whom all living humans are descended. Passed down from mother to offspring, all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in every living person is directly descended from hers.

Mitochondrial  Eve is the woman from whom all human DNA comes from and originates from. her DNA is in all of us so she is considered to be like the humanity's biological mother.

Ethiopian girl

Moroccan man

East Indian woman
Mexican woman

Mona~Lisa one of the most famous Italian women ever known.
Jackie Chan one of the most famous actor ever known he is also Asian.
I believe that humanity has become diverse by migrating to different areas of the globe and after a while of living in these different ares they bodies of changed and adapted to their environment in such a way to have caused a diversity in the human race.

I believe that in a thousand years if humanity does start coming back together into one race we will look like a combination of all the dominant traits of the different races of humanity.
  • examples
    • dark hair
    • dark colored eyes
    • medium height
    • medium skin tone
    • etc...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Ecological Niche of My Favorite Organism

Ecological Niche of dogs

I do not really have a favorite organism, so i will choose one that is commonly known. The Ecological Niche of  dogs. dogs for the most part have two niche they can fit into. One niche is to be a wild animal in the animal kingdom doing what animals do best. The other role is to be part of human society. when a dog is in the niche of human society their role is to be pets, friends, guardians, and co-workers. Their are many roles that dogs play in human society these are just a few.

My Favorite Biome

My Favorite Biome

I choose this rain forest Biome because it gives you a calming and peaceful feeling when you look at it. Its climate is cool most likely foggy with mist and wet. the soil conditions would be wet soft an fertile because it rains in a rain forest a lot.
Here is some animals that live and adapt to the rain forest Biome.
Boyd's Forest Dragon