Tuesday, October 11, 2016

3 Species & 1 System

Species #1 Superpower: Strong Ass Teeth

     Chiton are small, oval molluscs; also called 'coat-of-mail shells' because their shell resembles chain-mail. What's special about these little chiton's is their teeth. Their teeth are arranged in tiny rows along the radula (rasping tongue/food conveyor belt). The teeth are made mostly from magnetite, which is one of the hardest materials made by living organisms.With their teeth they can cling to rocks so "tightly" that a dent will be left behind; also when trying to pull a chiton off a rock the likelihood of them getting damaged or cracked is much greater because of their strong grip.

Species #2 Superpower: Sensing Electric Fields
    We all know what Bumblebees are so I don't need to explain them to you... but what you probably didn't know about them is that they can sense electric fields around flowers. The electric fields are created because of the uneven charges between the ground and the atmosphere. Bees have little hairs all over their bodies - this is what they use to sense the electric fields. When they come near a flower the little hairs will bend, generating a nerve signal. Studies have shown that bees use this to help them differentiate between flowers (rather than relying just on color and smell).

Species #3 Superpower: Surviving Under High Pressure
    The Blobfish is a fish that lives way down at the bottom of the ocean in the Benthic Zone. They lack gaseous bladders that other fishes have to help them maintain buoyancy. It also has a low density so it floats abovet the ocean floor. Because of the high pressure at the bottom of the ocean, the Blobfish survives by not having a full skeletal structure or any muscles. It literally looks like a blob when out of water ------------->

Being exposed to the high pressure in the Benthic Zone is what makes them actually look like a real fish. ----->
Because of their lack of muscles the Blobfish can't actually move around anywhere, so they just float in one spot and wait for their dinner to come to them. When some kind of food product nears them they suck it in their mouth and eat it or they just float there with their mouths open and wait for things to swim into it before eating it.


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