As we study biomes in ecology, teachers and students contributed to a shared article.
I think of a biome as a place full of life and natural resources, full of plants and animals. My favorite biome may be the mangrove, because they are one of the most important ecosystems on earth. Mangroves purify air pollution. Mangroves desalinate water and give shelter to many endemic species such as birds, iguanas, crocodiles, snakes, turtles, and many others. A mangrove--or manglar in Spanish-- is a special biome to me because I was raised in the state of Colima, Mexico, where there are mangroves. I used to spend spring and summers in a land and seascape near rivers and mangroves. Ah, the mystery of the tropical jungle of Mexico! Victor Manuel Gonzalez Chavez
Mi biome favorito es “mil cascadas” en Guerrero. A mi me gusta ya que es como un parque acuático, pero natural. Ahí saltábamos y jugábamos desde lo más alto de las cascadas, y nos aventábamos desde cascadas de mas de 12 metros de altura y caímos en un rió. También bajamos una cascada de 36 metros con un instructor. Al pasar por las cascadas te encontrabas con árboles de ciruela y de durazno. Es un centro natural donde viven tucanes, muchos peces chiquitos y una cantidad de pájaros increíble.
Ana Sofía Gallardo Herreros
My favorite biome is the deep sea because it’s a mysterious, grim, dark and creepy place. Little is known about the depths of the ocean. People know more about the moon than the deep sea. I find these facts rather intriguing and interesting. The animals that live at around 13,000 feet below sea level are pure fuel for nightmares, like sea ghouls that come from an unknown hell. An example of this is the Goblin shark, a creature that can grow to be 3 meters long. It looks like a zombie shark with its black and gray skin, but its most interesting feature is its jaws. The Goblin Shark can expand its jaws to capture his prey. His long and skinny teeth are ready to snap and chop. There’s also the giant squid, a creature featured in scary tales for children about the dangers of the sea. Esli Mejia Ramos
A favorite landscape in the whole wide world is the northern forest, the taiga of Alaska of my childhood for its tall trees, great mountains, dark shadows, its crows and sparrows and blueberries. I remember a trail through this forest, not far from my childhood cabin, how I ran through the green shade to an alder spring, and it was strange and magical and beautiful. The wet rotting smell of spruce needles and moss . There were twinflowers, ferns, devil's club and dewberry. I learned the names of all that grows there. It became, for me, a life standard of wilderness, beauty, and the definition of ecology. There northern forest is bright in summer hours. Black bear, porcupine, raven, rabbits, moose, coyotes and wolverine wander there. My sisters and I made forts in those woods. We built fairy houses with broken spruce twigs and called these palapas. From our little girls bakery, we heard the hermit thrush and the fox sparrow. Molly Lou Freeman
My favorite biome is where there are many mountains, rivers and trees. This place is Mazama, Washington. I have done many things there and it's where I am from. Mazama is located in north, central Washington, over the Cascade Mountains, about 3 to 6 hours north of Seattle. Mazama is a very small community, but 13 miles west is a bigger town. In Mazama you can do a reasonable amount of things, like: ski, snowmobile, sled, downhill ski, snowboard, heliski, and cross-country ski. In summer, you can hike, ride, fish and swim. Sixty miles to the west is a place called Chlean and there are waterslides. Sebastian Kar
My favorite biome is the ocean. There is a lot living and growing there because it is the largest biome. When I am in the ocean, I mostly feel safe, but sometimes I feel scared when I think about dangerous animals. I have learned if we don't harm animals, they won't harm us; and if we harm them, they will too. The animals I am the most scared of are jelly fish, sharks, and octopi. Fishes and turtles are the most friendly sea animals to me. Coral reefs are a biome within the ocean biome. Some animals stay near the surface of the water, some live closer to the shore, and some live in very deep places where it is hard for people to get to. There are probably some animals from the deep that humans have rarely or never seen. The ocean biome is mysterious. The ocean biome is a very important biome and it should be protected. Aliya Flores
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.