My Science Paragraphs: American Fauna

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My Science Paragraphs
One of the animals that I have chosen for the first paragraph is the American Elk. I will talk about this animal and the eating habits of the animal. This animal is a secondary consumer so that mean that it eats producers. The elk eats varieties of greens, dried grass, forbs, sand and bark. It eats grasses such as native bluegrasses, rough fescue, Idaho fescue, prairie junegrass, needlegrasses, bluebunch and the primary foods in the summer and spring are slender and thickspike wheatgrasses along with sedges and early forbs. In the summer more forbs and woody browse are consumed by the elk and more dry grasses and browse are consumed in autumn. They do eat a lot but they do prefer grass. Although in the winter the American Elk eats woody vegetation and shrubs like serviceberry, willow, buds of red osier dogwood, antelope bitterbrush, snowberry, mountain mahogany, winterfat, aspen shoots, western juniper and sagebrush. This animals really take advantage of everything they find. However it seems that they eat a mixture of grasses, forbs and shrubs in the winter to make sure that they get the proper intake of nitrogen.
The next animal that I will talk about is the Double Crested Cormorant. This animal is an bird but it is tertiary consumer. So that means that it will eat only other animals. Mostly the bird eats fish like: Walleye, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Alewife, Gizzard Shad, Yellow Perch, Sculpins, Stickleback and many other fish that live near the surface of Lake Ontario and other bodies of water near the area. They eat the fish that are small (six inches). In a normal day the bird would get their food in shallow water (25 ft) within a few kilometres awa...

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I think that Bluffers Park has good balance because it has the Dunkers Flow BANLANCING System. The facility consists of 5 cells built within a natural embayment and separated by pontoon-supported solid and curtains anchored to the bottom of the weights. I think that because the Dunkers flow system is a system for when the water levels rises and so it takes in the storm water and sewage overflow by passing it through a series of cells that with proper filters. The first cell is used for cleaning the sewage water, then it goes to the fourth cell and the retained water is pumped through a sedimentation cell and a wetland (cell 5) before it is released into the lake. So when the huge storm comes from all the factories the Dunkers Flow System should be able to balance the storm water. So I think that it has a good balance because of the Dunkers Flow System.

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