Or if you want to keep reading about the alligators, you can pull up more readings you can always look at the introduction to the alligator habitat in the welcome page or, if you want to look at information about how to do science or how to do this project you can click on the map to navigate anywhere. Alligator an alligator is a crocodilian in the genus alligator of the family alligatoridae the two living species are the american alligator (a mississippiensis) and the chinese alligator (a sinensis.
The chinese alligator currently is found only in the yangtze river valley and is extremely endangered, with only a few dozen believed to be left in the wild indeed, far more chinese alligators. Young may remain with the mother as long as three years if they survive the dangerous juvenile years, alligators may live as long as 35-50 years in the wild in the 20th century, humans nearly accomplished what 65 millions of nature couldn’t: the extinction of the american alligator. There are two kinds of species of alligators there is the american alligator and the chinese alligator many people have a hard time telling the difference between alligators and crocodiles alligators are related in the same family as the crocodile, but these two animals are very different an alligator’s upper jaw overlaps the lower jaw. Alligators play an essential role in their marsh homes the survival of many species, including many of their prey, dependents on alligators they hang around rookeries to catch any chick or egg.
The alligator starts to “yawn,” and this immediately reflects on the nature of the interlacing of the moving averages: the amplitude of the oscillations becomes wider, so the space between the lines widens slightly. Alligators are dormant throughout much of the winter season during this time, they can be found in burrows (or dens) that they construct adjacent to an alligator hole or open water, but they occasionally emerge to bask in the sun during spells of warm weather. Nature up close: alligators alligators play an essential role in their marsh homes the survival of many species, including many of their prey, dependents on alligators judy lehmberg is.
American alligator alligators live in the wetlands of the southern united states the reptiles were hunted close to extinction after they were listed under the endangered species act, hunting was prohibited and their habitat was protected the species has made a dramatic recovery and was removed from the endangered species list in 1987. The american alligator (alligator mississippiensis) ranges throughout the southeastern united states, and alligators within everglades national park exist at the southern extreme of their range alligators primarily inhabit freshwater swamps and marshes and can also be found in rivers, lakes, and smaller bodies of water. Search essay examples browse by category argumentative compare and contrast log in × scroll to top alligators essay examples 4 total results an introduction to the alligators and crocodiles 567 words 1 page a comparison of alligators and crocodiles 562 words 1 page a study of alligators 218 words 0 pages an introduction to.
American alligator production: an introduction mark g shirley1 and ruth m elsey2 vi pr southern regional the american alligator is a wetland species native understanding the reptilian nature of alligators is important in their commercial production growth. The american alligator once occupied all wetland habitats in south florida, from sinkholes and ponds in pinelands to freshwater sloughs to mangrove estuaries nearly all aquatic life in the everglades is affected by alligators (beard, 1938) as a top predator in their ecosystem, they undergo an. Alligator holes typically retain water throughout the winter dry season and serve as a refuge for a variety of wildlife nps photo alligators are an important part of the everglades ecosystem and are considered a keystone species of the park the nesting activity of female alligators is important for the creation of peat.
The american alligator (alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern united states it is one of two living species in the genus alligator within the family alligatoridae it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the chinese alligator. All about alligators (all about series) [jim arnosky] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist jim arnosky's beloved all about series, all about alligators is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of alligators.
The heart of an alligator while most reptiles have 3-chambered hearts, the heart of alligators, and all crocodilians, has 4 chambers, a trait shared with mammals and birds. The reptiles: alligators and crocodiles looks at the ultimate predators at the margins of the water and the land some amuse us, others terrify us they slither, swim, walk and crawl, leap and lunge, and some spend their entire lives contained within a shell. American alligator now thrives thanks to concerted conservation efforts the american alligator ranges throughout the american southeast in freshwater marshes, rivers and swamps, where it basks by day and hunts by night it is one of north america’s largest reptiles, growing as long as 18 feet.