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Emma, Carolyn, Riley, and Kyle






This is the Marine Life Video, I don't know why ours isn't in it.




Food Web
Grass From Savanna-Producer Grevy's Zebra-Consumer Lionesses hunting Zebra-Consumer
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Dead Lion Termites-Decomposer Savanna Grass-Producer
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Southern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) - The Wilds, Ohio
Southern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) - The Wilds, Ohio
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http://www.exploringnature.org/graphics/foodwebs/savannah_foodweb72.jpg

Basic Facts:

1. Grasslands cover about 14 million square miles on the world.
2. Grasslands are located in every continent except Antarctica
3. Even though grasslands are common, they are getting harder and harder to locate
4. There is an average of about 30 inches of rain a year
5. There are three main types of grasslands, climatic, edaphic, and derived.

6. Grasslands are considered the “traditional” biome.

7. There are not many tress of bushes located in the grassland biome. The wind is too strong for trees to survive.

8. Sometimes grasslands are called prairies, savannahs, and steppes.

9. On the grassland, it is called as an “ocean of never ending grass”. There are endless fields and hills of grass, with wildflowers and roaming animals.

10. If grasslands didn’t get as much rain as they did, all grasslands would become deserts.

11. The soil is rich for farming.

12. Most of the grassland is used just for animal grazing.

13. Most praries are now being used to grow cereals, which is a major threat

14. A threat for the savanna is illegal poaching


Pictures of Grasslands:

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This is a picture of a typical grassland. There are not that many trees, with a buffalo in the background.


What is endangering Grasslands?

Grasslands may cover about 14 million square miles of the Earth but it is getting harder and harder to locate. One of the main threats grasslands are facing are people are using this open grassy area to make farms. Another way people are using this open area is by making towns. The animals living there are loosing there homes and becoming endangered because the lack of food and space necessary to reproduce. Two animals that are facing extintion are the Pygmy Blue-Tongued Lizard and the Striped Legless Lizard. Also, illegal poaching and hunting is a major threat. Some animals, such as antelopes and bison are endangered by hunting, Hunting occurs in all of the main types of grasslands, steppe, savanna, and prairie and illegal poaching occurs mostly in the savanna, leaving rhinos and elephants very endangered.




This is the Pygmy Blue-Tongued Lizard!
This is the Pygmy Blue-Tongued Lizard!



Climate
25-75cm of rain each year
hot; dry season
wet season

Geography
grass
no forests
lakes; streams

Locations For The Grasslands
Congo
South Africa
Kenya
Zimbabwe
Namibia
Botswana
Nigeria
North America
South America

Decomposers
Termites
Vultures

Fauna
Rhinos
Elephants
Giraffes
Hyenas
Lions
Cheetahs
Water buffalo
Deer
Muskrats
Mice
Shrew

Flora

Tall grass
Trees
Shrubs
This is a picture of Kenya Africa where all the wild life is.
This is a picture of Kenya Africa where all the wild life is.
http://www.shoortravel.com/image/IndexMaraSunset.jpg



Bibliography:

Grassland Food Web. Digital image. Web. 25 Feb. 2010.
<http://www.exploringnature.org/graphics/foodwebs/savannah_foodweb72.jpg>.

"Main Biomes Page." Marietta College. Web. 01 Mar. 2010. <http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/biome_main.htm>.
McLeish, Ewan. Grasslands. New York: Thomson Learning, 1996. Print.
Ricciuti, Edward R. Grassland. New York: Benchmark, 1996. Print.
Biggs, Alton, etal. Life Science. New York, NY:McGraw Hill Glencoem 2008. Print.

Lisowski, Marylin, and Linda C. Jones Science Explorer: Environmental Science. Needham, MA: Pearson, Prentice hall, 2005.Print.
" Grasslands." http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/GRASSLANDSBIOME.htlm.Web.