A Mangrove Forest Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Utilizing a game-like layout, this publication illustrates the interplay of crops and animals within the Asian mangrove wooded area. The books numerous tale paths demonstrate the complex and mild meals net of the mangrove woodland. enticing textual content and vibrant layout support exhibit key curricular suggestions on the topic of nutrients webs and biomes.

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The long-tailed macaque bounces on the branch. He bares his teeth, pulling his ears and nose back. He screeches at the rival macaque troop in the next tree over. As the alpha male, or leader, it is his job to protect and defend his troop of macaques. These are his troop’s food and trees! The alpha male of the intruding troop screeches and bounces too. But he and his macaques are the ones who have strayed too far. They back off. Slowly, the first male starts to calm down as the intruders move back.

More archerfish start shooting. The lizard wobbles and falls off the root. The archerfish jumps and opens his wide mouth to catch the lizard. But he falls back to the water with an empty mouth. Another fish snagged the lizard. The archerfish swims on. A slug crawls on the edge of a leaf. The archerfish moves underneath it. 5 meters) away, but he’s most accurate if he’s directly under his prey. But before he can aim, another archerfish leaps out of the water and gulps down the slug. If the first archerfish doesn’t get a little faster, he may go hungry today.

Several other archerfish swim with him. They gather in a school, heading to the shallows, where the mangrove trees root and branches hang over the water. It’s their favorite hunting grounds. 41 The archerfish uses his large eyes to watch the roots above. The school swirls around a mossy root. A tiny lizard crawls on top of it. The lizard is unaware of the danger below. The archerfish, with their narrow, dark backs, look like shadows on the water from above. The archerfish draws water into his mouth.

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