Capstone – My main inquiry question

How does Australia’s climate and geography contribute to the unique animals that are native to Australia?

 

I finally get to do the blog post on my main inquiry question and I have been excited about this for ages because all my weeks of research have led up to this, anyway here it is!

 

Sub Question #1 – What are the different climates throughout Australia?

Most of the climates and geographical areas in Australia are partly the same. EVerything is pretty similar but there are some places that are nearer to the equator and then there are places father. for example in Darwin It is very tropical, but unalike queensland the weather the climates are pretty much the same. As I was saying in queensland on the west side it is very dessert and on the north and south side it is subtropical and its east side is very tropical. Some more examples is sydney, sydney is mostly warm throughout the year so it is pretty template. In adelaide has the same weather as sydney but it is tropical in some places. In new south wales has many different geographical areas one part of it is grassland and the next is sub tropical then in some parts there is desserts. The final place I will talk to you about is cairns and unlike new south wales and queensland it is only tropical.

 

Sub Question #2 – What are the animals that live in each geographical area?

There are so many animals and different climates and geographical areas throughout Australia so that makes many animals and each animals is found in a pretty specific area. I found many animals and were they are from.The koala is found in subtropical places mostly in queensland but if you are looking for them look in eucalyptus trees they are always up there. And for kangaroos they are found in deserts and grasslands around western Australia they are very easy to spot. And for the coolest one of them all the platypus the platypus is very hard to spot but if they are found the are in pools in grasslands near queensland, but humans don’t know much about them. Penguins are actually found in little grasslands near water and they are near adelaide.

 

Sub Question #3 – What are the animals considered Native to Australia?

So many of the animals in Australia are native to Australia. More than 80 percent of the animals in Australia are native to the island. So what are the Animals native to Australia? The popular/famous ones that I don’t really need to explain about are the koala the kangaroo the echidna, the dingo the platypus the wallaby and last but not least the wombat. But the animals that aren’t really famous is the bandicoot there are 20 species of the bandicoot and they are marsupials along with the koala Kangaroos and Wallabies and Koalas and Wombats And Tasmanian Devils and Possums and Gliders. There is also the Cassowary The cassowary is very scary because of its colors and they have big red eyes they are only found in northern queensland. Then finally the Emu the emu is very similar to the cassowary, but what make them so cool is they can run up to 35 k per hours and they are actually flightless.

 

Sub question #4 – What are the most unique animals and what makes them unique?

 

There are so many unique animals in Australia, this is because when asia was connected to Australia and all the animals from asia moved to Australia then over time Australia separated from asia and the climate changed crazily so they had to evolve so it is possible that the bear has evolved to the kangaroo, anyway all the animals in Australia are unique. The first one is the echidna the echidna is unique because they only eat ants and termites also they are covered in spikes (like a hedgehog) they and the platypus are the only mammals that actually lay eggs and what makes this crazy is there is species in the world witch is pretty crazy. There is also the platypus which is unique because it has the bill of a duck the tail of an beaver and the feat of an otter. And as I said before the platypus and the echidna are the only animals that lay eggs. The dingo is very unique it is unique because it is a wild dog but they have a completely different personality to them, they don’t bark they howl, and what is pretty cool about them is they don’t just along the only hunt in packs. Next we have the koala the koala is SO cool for so many reasons one of the many reasons is when they go to claim a new eucalyptus tree they spray it with a special liquid so other koalas no it is taken for the other koalas to use. Also you  may think that koalas look like bears but they are actually a marsupial. Also without eucalyptus trees koalas would die straight away, because they sleep there for 20 hours and they only eat eucalyptus leaves so without there trees they would die. Finally what is most unique about them is there pouches it is there because when the koala has a baby it puts the baby koala (a joey) and it grows up there until it is to big so it just stays on its back, which I think is pretty unique. Last is the kangaroo I find the kangaroo the most unique out of the bunch because of so many reasons, the first reason is they are always getting into fights with other kangaroos and humans. Why do they do this? They do this to only males because they are fighting to impress and show off the other female kangaroos. They do this to humans because this is there defence. They are also unique because of how fast they are they can hop up to forty five miles and hour!

 

Sub Question #5 How do the unique animals survive in different climates in Australia?

 

Pretty much all the Australian Animals are built for tough conditions because most animals only live in one main place particular so they don’t have to adapt into different climates because it is always the same. But in the summer of 2018 it was extremely hot, it got up to 95 degrees fahrenheit so the animals could not adapt to the hot weather so there are videos of people giving animals water because it was just so hot.  But That is not just just it that the animals did a kangaroo was reported in the shore of the ocean going through and under waves because of the heat. However if the “heatwave” had stayed for much much longer the animals would have started to adapt. For example as I said in my fourth question two hundred million years ago when all the continents were connected all the animals from asia came over to Australia then when all the continents split up and became its own place so the climates changed and all the animals slowly evolved. Anyway that is one of the reasons why animals in australia survie. One other reason why Australian animals are good in surviving is they have such cool and amazing features that can help them survive in tough climates. For example the koala has many amazing features like there pouch all marsupials have a pouch and it is really rare to have one. Anyway as I said before the joey is born and he/she crawls up to the pouch and have milk in the pouch and the joey is born, and stays safe in the pouch until it is to big so they stay on its back and this is really cool and even smart because Australia have some really dangerous animals so the mother of the animals have to be very careful and safe with there baby. My final example is the platypus the platypus is probably the best at surviving in tough climates. The platypus may seem like an animal that is very chilled and is never in danger but if you think that you are wrong they are at the bottom of the food chain. They are hunted by everything but thanks to her amazing attributes they are pretty safe. They have a snout that is great for hunting like they have a great smell! It is so good they close their eyes while they hunt. They also have great reflexes like if a platypus is looking for some food in between rocks near a pool and an animals comes to eat them they will first hear them then next they will dive down deep into the water because they are great swimmers!

 

 

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How does Australia’s climate and geography contribute to the unique animals that are native to Australia?

 

I finally get to do the blog post on my main inquiry question and I have been excited about this for ages because all my weeks of research have led up to this, anyway here it is!

 

What are the different climates throughout Australia?

Most of the climates and geographical areas in Australia are partly the same. EVerything is pretty similar but there are some places that are nearer to the equator and then there are places father. for example in Darwin It is very tropical, but unalike queensland the weather the climates are pretty much the same. As I was saying in queensland on the west side it is very dessert and on the north and south side it is subtropical and its east side is very tropical. Some more examples is sydney, sydney is mostly warm throughout the year so it is pretty template. In adelaide has the same weather as sydney but it is tropical in some places. In new south wales has many different geographical areas one part of it is grassland and the next is sub tropical then in some parts there is desserts. The final place I will talk to you about is cairns and unlike new south wales and queensland it is only tropical.What are the animals that live in each geographical area?

There are so many animals and different climates and geographical areas throughout Australia so that makes many animals and each animals is found in a pretty specific area. I found many animals and were they are from.The koala is found in subtropical places mostly in queensland but if you are looking for them look in eucalyptus trees they are always up there. And for kangaroos they are found in deserts and grasslands around western Australia they are very easy to spot. And for the coolest one of them all the platypus the platypus is very hard to spot but if they are found the are in pools in grasslands near queensland, but humans don’t know much about them. Penguins are actually found in little grasslands near water and they are near adelaide.

What are the animals considered Native to Australia?

So many of the animals in Australia are native to Australia. More than 80 percent of the animals in Australia are native to the island. So what are the Animals native to Australia? The popular/famous ones that I don’t really need to explain about are the koala the kangaroo the echidna, the dingo the platypus the wallaby and last but not least the wombat. But the animals that aren’t really famous is the bandicoot there are 20 species of the bandicoot and they are marsupials along with the koala Kangaroos and Wallabies and Koalas and Wombats And Tasmanian Devils and Possums and Gliders. There is also the Cassowary The cassowary is very scary because of its colors and they have big red eyes they are only found in northern queensland. Then finally the Emu the emu is very similar to the cassowary, but what make them so cool is they can run up to 35 k per hours and they are actually flightless.

What are the most unique animals and what makes them unique?

There are so many unique animals in Australia, this is because when asia was connected to Australia and all the animals from asia moved to Australia then over time Australia separated from asia and the climate changed crazily so they had to evolve so it is possible that the bear has evolved to the kangaroo, anyway all the animals in Australia are unique. The first one is the echidna the echidna is unique because they only eat ants and termites also they are covered in spikes (like a hedgehog) they and the platypus are the only mammals that actually lay eggs and what makes this crazy is there is species in the world witch is pretty crazy. There is also the platypus which is unique because it has the bill of a duck the tail of an beaver and the feat of an otter. And as I said before the platypus and the echidna are the only animals that lay eggs. The dingo is very unique it is unique because it is a wild dog but they have a completely different personality to them, they don’t bark they howl, and what is pretty cool about them is they don’t just along the only hunt in packs. Next we have the koala the koala is SO cool for so many reasons one of the many reasons is when they go to claim a new eucalyptus tree they spray it with a special liquid so other koalas no it is taken for the other koalas to use. Also you  may think that koalas look like bears but they are actually a marsupial. Also without eucalyptus trees koalas would die straight away, because they sleep there for 20 hours and they only eat eucalyptus leaves so without there trees they would die. Finally what is most unique about them is there pouches it is there because when the koala has a baby it puts the baby koala (a joey) and it grows up there until it is to big so it just stays on its back, which I think is pretty unique. Last is the kangaroo I find the kangaroo the most unique out of the bunch because of so many reasons, the first reason is they are always getting into fights with other kangaroos and humans. Why do they do this? They do this to only males because they are fighting to impress and show off the other female kangaroos. They do this to humans because this is there defence. They are also unique because of how fast they are they can hop up to forty five miles and hour!

How do the unique animals survive in different climates in Australia?

Pretty much all the Australian Animals are built for tough conditions because most animals only live in one main place particular so they don’t have to adapt into different climates because it is always the same. But in the summer of 2018 it was extremely hot, it got up to 95 degrees fahrenheit so the animals could not adapt to the hot weather so there are videos of people giving animals water because it was just so hot.  But That is not just just it that the animals did a kangaroo was reported in the shore of the ocean going through and under waves because of the heat. However if the “heatwave” had stayed for much much longer the animals would have started to adapt. For example as I said in my fourth question two hundred million years ago when all the continents were connected all the animals from asia came over to Australia then when all the continents split up and became its own place so the climates changed and all the animals slowly evolved. Anyway that is one of the reasons why animals in australia survie. One other reason why Australian animals are good in surviving is they have such cool and amazing features that can help them survive in tough climates. For example the koala has many amazing features like there pouch all marsupials have a pouch and it is really rare to have one. Anyway as I said before the joey is born and he/she crawls up to the pouch and have milk in the pouch and the joey is born, and stays safe in the pouch until it is to big so they stay on its back and this is really cool and even smart because Australia have some really dangerous animals so the mother of the animals have to be very careful and safe with there baby. My final example is the platypus the platypus is probably the best at surviving in tough climates. The platypus may seem like an animal that is very chilled and is never in danger but if you think that you are wrong they are at the bottom of the food chain. They are hunted by everything but thanks to her amazing attributes they are pretty safe. They have a snout that is great for hunting like they have a great smell! It is so good they close their eyes while they hunt. They also have great reflexes like if a platypus is looking for some food in between rocks near a pool and an animals comes to eat them they will first hear them then next they will dive down deep into the water because they are great swimmers!

 

 

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