Animals that live in Fresh Water!!! AARON M, NICK D, MARSHALL C.
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Animals That Live In Fresh Water Environments
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Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.
Fruit flies are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are especially attracted to garbage that has just been sitting around.
Fruit flies are found in
unsanitary conditions like garbage dumps and trashcans. When they are around, humans can become very sick.

  • Keep your home clean.
  • Remove kitchen trash every day and keep kitchen counters clean.

external image frog-1.jpgDescription:These beautiful frogs have become a very popular pet species over the recent years.
They are grass-green colored, usually with a creamy colored line running from the jaw along the flanks. (There are sometimes specimens who don't have this green line, but they are a very small proportion) It looks similar to its European cousin Hyla arboria, except that it is slighlty thinner and longer. Habitat:Green tree frogs can be housed in a large, unheated vivarium, out of direct sunlight.
You may also want to get them a flourescent tube for localized heat which apparently they like to hang out on for hours. The temperature should generally be maintained between 20 and 25�C (68-77�F) during the summer, and a bit cooler in the winter.
This species seems to do really well in captivity provided they didnt get too jolted in shipping. Apparently these guys often arrive in pet stores in such bad shape that even the most tender loving care won't save them. However, if you got one in good shape, they are really pretty hardy creatures. Diet:These guys eat the usual insect diet. Crickets, moths, flies, etc. A vitamin supplement powder should be used at least once a week. (See my page on Dealing with Crickets for more info.) Habits:Males make a really loud noise thats a bit like quacking, which is sometimes known as a "rain call" because they tend to make a lot of noise after warm noises, but which can also be stimulated by external noises

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The tall, long-legged great blue heron is the most common and largest of North American herons.
Great blue herons are waders, typically seen along coastlines, in marshes, or near the shores of ponds or streams. They are expert fishers. Herons snare their aquatic prey by walking slowly, or standing still for long periods of time and waiting for fish to come within range of their long necks and blade-like bills. The deathblow is delivered with a quick thrust of the sharp bill, and the prey is swallowed whole. Great blue herons have been known to choke to death by attempting to swallow fish too large for their long, S-shaped necks. Though they are best known as fishers, mice constitute a large part of their diet, and they also eat insects and other small creatures.
Great blue herons' size (3.2 to 4.5 feet/1 to 1.4 meters) and wide wingspan (5.5 to 6.6 feet/1.7 to 2 meters) make them a joy to see in flight. They can cruise at some 20 to 30 miles (32 to 48 kilometers) an hour.
Though great blue herons hunt alone, they typically nest in colonies. They prefer tall trees, but sometimes nest in low shrubs. Females produce two to seven eggs, which both parents protect and incubate. Chicks can survive on their own by about two months of age.
The all-white color morph found in the Caribbean and southern Florida is often called the great white heron, but it is in fact the same species

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  • Fossil records date the dragonfly back 300 million years.
  • The largest dragonfly recorded from fossil records had a wing span of about two and one-half feet.
  • There are approximatley 5,000 different species of dragonflies in the world today, split almost evenly between true dragonflies and damselflies. Most species live in tropical areas, however they can be found in every continent except Antarctica.
  • There are approximately 450 different species in the United States.
  • Dragonflies have a life span of anywhere from about six months to several years. Most of the dragonfly life span is spent in the water as a nymph. During this period, which can last up to a couple of years, it sheds its skin many times. Finally it crawls onto land to break out of its skin as a full fledged dragonfly.
  • Dragonflies are known as beneficial insects because they eat so many harmful insects such as mosquitoes, gnats, ants termites and even butterflies, spiders and other dragonflies.
  • Dragonflies do not harm people. They do not bite and they do not sting.
  • Estimates differ on how fast dragonflies fly. It could be anywhere between 30-60 mph.
  • Dragonflies can fly like a helicopter, moving in all directions, forward, backward, up and down. They can also hover.
  • Sight is the dragonfly's most important sense. Each eye can contain up to 30,000 tiny lenses

    Fully grown they reach the height of 0.8-1.5 metres
    An adult weighs
    on average 250-450 kg
    The antlers range between 1.1 and 1.5 Metres

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And Muskrat
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Facts 1. Swamps and marshes all freshwater, 2. Starfish can produce more than a million eggs, 3. Piranhas are nicknamed "river sharks.", 4. Freshwater animals are all warm blooded except crocodiles, 5. Rivers and streams are mainly bodies of freshwater, 6. Over time rivers and streams change course and may go through land, 7. The Amazon River goes into the Atlantic ocean, 8. Fish, crabs, and shrimps live under water, 9. Swamps are warm, 10. Many reptiles live here.
The government thinks its usless land with discusting terrible creatures but hte thing is without marshes,swamps,rivers there would be no place for these animals to go and they could become endangered or extinct .Also another threat was pollutoin that could cause animals to mutate or get sick and die.