Posted: October 27th, 2022
Assume that millions of generations ago, there was a species of rat that looked much like the picture given to the right. Members of this species were eventually isolated on different islands as geologic change occurred. Assume that over millions of generations your rat has evolved adaptations that are an advantage in the specific island environment described below. The purpose of this activity is to brainstorm how a species may evolved based on adapting to the environment and connecting species in the habitat to components in a ecosystem.
Directions: Just using the organisms in your Rat Island ecosystem (including the rat), give an example of each of the following:
Note: If the organisms given don’t fit a certain category, state that and give a possible likely organism based on the ecosystem.
Description of Island:
The island is fairly flat, with an occasional hill. The ground is soft dirt, and several species of shrubs grow towards the center of the island. There is no animal life on land; but the water is teaming with fish. The island is surrounded by a coral reef which keeps the predators out. The shore is sandy with no algal growth. Fresh water is available.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.