A Galapagos Island Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Welcome to the Gal?pagos Islands! As you keep on with a direction in the course of the black lava rock on one of many islands, you could listen the ocean lions barking or the hum of a white-lined sphinx moth flying earlier your head. The Gal?pagos Islands are vigorous, from a tremendous tortoise trudging towards a cactus patch to a Gal?pagos barn owl gliding within the air, able to take hold of up a Santa Fe rice rat. Day and evening within the Gal?pagos Islands, the quest is directly to locate foodstuff - and to prevent turning into a person else's subsequent meal. the entire residing issues are attached to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you are taking to persist with the meals chain throughout the islands? Will you . . . pass fishing with a blue-footed booby? Snack on a few crabs with a Gal?pagos sea lion? Dive below the reef looking for algae with a marine iguana? keep on with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what experience!

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But drying them off is a habit that’s left over from his ancestors. The ancestors of the flightless cormorant could once fly and needed dry wings to do so. Seeing a flightless cormorant on the beach like this is a very rare thing. That’s right—they are an endangered species. And this is a DEAD END. For thousands of years, flightless cormorants didn’t have any land predators on the islands. They stopped flying because they didn’t need to escape. Over time, their wings grew weak, and they lost the ability to fly.

Last night for dinner, the fish fed on . . . other fish. . a young Sally Lightfoo crab drifting on the water t . To see what anothe r Sally Lightfoot crab is up to, tu rn to page 58 . . an ocean skater skimming the shallows. To see what another ocean skater is up to, tur n to page 19. . algae floating on the surface. To learn more about the al gae of the Galápagos Islands, tu rn to page 22 . . a white-lined sphinx moth that followed a boat’s light out to sea. To see what another white-lined sphinx moth is up to, turn to page 33.

After five months, she’ll be big enough to fly out with them and start learning their air pirate skills. Last night for dinner, the great frigate bird swallowed . . 35 . . fish snagged from the top of a wave. To see what the fish near the Galápagos Islands are like, tur n to page 27. . a newborn marine iguana, just crawling out of his burrow. To see what . . a newborn Ga tortoise on his wa lápagos for the first time. y to the sea To see what anoth another marine iguana is up to, tur n to page 37.

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