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Sea Otters: Adorable, Endangered, and A Keystone Species

This cuddly creature is a sea otter, or Enhydra lutris, a well-known marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. This furry, playful fellow is more than j…

This pin correlates with how wolves are integral parts of ecosystems, especially in Yellowstone. The biodiversity in Yellowstone is enriched because of the wolf populations. Without wolves, other species suffer. Science Classroom, Science Education, Forensic Science, Classroom Ideas, Higher Education, Citizen Science, Science Lessons, Life Science, Science Fair

Infographic: Wolves Keep Yellowstone in the Balance

In the 1920s, government policy allowed the extermination of Yellowstone’s gray wolf -- the apex predator -- triggering an ecosystem collapse known as trophic cascade. In 1995 -- through use of the Endangered Species Act -- the conservation community reintroduced the gray wolf to restore balance. The impact was dramatic.

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The Top 5 Keystone Species

As we all know this Earth we find ourselves on is fragile; all that we see in nature is just a series of delicately balanced interactions between species (including us). But sometimes certain species have a linchpin role in such balances. Here are the top 5 keystone species we owe our world to.

Brilliant 4 Minute Animation Will Convince Anyone why it’s Important to Protect Big Animals…Like Elephants (VIDEO) Elephant Gif, African Elephant, Nutrient Cycle, Keystone Species, One Green Planet, Save The Elephants, Big Animals, Teaching Biology, Endangered Species

Why Protect Large Wild Animals.. like Elephants?

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Elephant Grows the Forest

Spot to teach children about the importance of the elephant as a super keystone species: created by Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

Keystone species in an ecosystem function much like a keystone in an arch. Without them the structure collapses. Learn about keystone species. Theory Of Change, Future Of Science, Ugly Animals, Keystone Species, Blobfish, Very Clever, Student Teaching, Environmental Science, Conservation

What Happens When a Keystone Species Goes Extinct?

Without its keystone, a Roman aqueduct collapses. Does the same travesty befall an ecosystem when a keystone species goes missing from the ecological equation?

Wolves returned to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks in the and and the resulting ecosystem-balancing effect of their presence cements their role as keystone species. Gothic Corset, Gothic Dress, Gothic Lolita, Companion Planting Guide, Emo Dresses, Tight Dresses, Keystone Species, Wolf Pictures, Mother Earth News

Keystone Species: How Predators Create Abundance | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Wolves returned to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks in the 1980s and 90s, and the resulting ecosystem-balancing effect of their presence cements their role as keystone species.

Although not endangered yet, wildebeests are in decline. Does saving a keystone species take precedence over conserving a threatened one? Keystone Species, Conservation, Habitats, Wildlife, Adventure, News, Nature, Animals, Naturaleza

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Non-Threatened Species?

So, wildebeests have perfected what they are and have demonstrated their staying power. With so many other animals on the brink of extinction, there's no...

Keystone species are the species which are critical in maintaining the relationship of an ecosystem. Consider these examples of keystone species to understand more. Keystone Species, Sample Resume, Teacher, Image, Professor, Teachers

Examples of Keystone Species

In an ecosystem, all living things rely on each other and work together to be healthy; but, some species are crucial to the way all the species interrelate. When a keystone species is removed from a habitat, the habitat is dramatically changed. All other species are affected and some may disappear from that ecosystem or even become extinct.

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Destruction of Species – Researchers Discuss Biodiversity Crisis

Nature is becoming less diverse all across the globe, which is also threatening the future of humankind. Researchers emphasise the fact that there is still hope, but now is the time to act. ​Professors Kari Saikkonen and Ilari E. Sääksjärvi emphasise the need for protecting natural forests that are home to diverse species. In Finland, forests cover over 70% of the country’s surface area, but especially in the south most of it is commercial forest.

One main point of the talks is to emphasize that elephants are a “keystone species,” meaning elephants are responsible for the well-being of other animals and plants in their ecosystem. Keystone Species, Amur Leopard, Endangered Species, Elephants, Maine, Meant To Be, No Response, Bring It On, Plants

One main point of the talks is to emphasize that elephants are a "keystone species," meaning elephants are responsible for the well-being of other animals and plants in their ecosystem.

Rosie and Opal aren't just retired circus elephants: They're beacons of hope for their endangered species. Hope Elephants, located in aptly named Hope, Maine, is a nonprofit sanctuary devoted to the well-being and conservation of elephants worldwide.

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10 Things That Will Change When Rhinos Go Extinct

Ripple Effect

Human-caused extinctions are normally thought to result from overexploitation or habitat alteration. Steller's Sea Cow, Keystone Species, Amur Leopard, Kelp Forest, Academy Of Sciences, Sea Otter, Prehistory, Large Animals, Historical Fiction

Sea otters, kelp forests, and the extinction of Steller’s sea cow

Human-caused extinctions are normally thought to result from overexploitation or habitat alteration. A third possible cause of extinction is the loss of interactions associated with keystone species. Using recent and historical information on sea otters and kelp forests, we show that the extinction of Steller's sea cow from the Commander Islands in the mid-1700s would have been a nearly inevitable consequence of the overhunting of sea otters, which occurred a decade earlier.

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Have You Hugged an Apex Predator Today?

Did you know that whale poop can slow climate change, wolves can change rivers, and the sand from China's Gobi Desert is now reaching the United States? It's all about those apex predators and keystone species!