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The Living Fossil

The Black Caiman have been one the rainforest’s oldest and most loyal inhabitants for millions of years … and have remained unmoved for loads of years! (and by that I means millions of years.) But suddenly and strangely the Black Caiman have had strange behavioural problem… but before we can tell you that story, we have to tell you this one:

The Black Caiman is known as ‘Melanosuchus Niger” and also boasts the title of ‘The Living Fossil’

The Black Caiman when provoked to mate ( which is very rare ) do their mating process by thrashing their head into the water repeatedly, which is definitely not a made-up torture treatment.

The Black Caiman preparing to mate.

Now we have the boring bit out of our way lets dive into the murky, crocodile-infested waters of… mystery

During the dry season the Black Caiman have been thrashing their heads into the water repeatedly. But now have not been mating, instead have been doing something else. As the dry season nears more fish rush through the waters to get to the cooler waters, this is what they have been doing…

They have been thrashing their heads in the water repeatedly not mating but driving the fish out of their resting place and within seconds it turns into the synchronised and deadly ballet.

But what is going on?

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River Ganga

Ganga is a holy river with many great myths and epics circling it and has had made the lives of Indians much better. But what is the scientific and geographical information about this holy river? Let’s find out.

Ganga is a trans-boundary-river which flow through India and Bangladesh. It is 2704 km (1680 mi) long and originates from the Gangotri Glacier (which is located in Himalayas ) in the state of Uttarakhand  and flows south and east before eventually ending in the Gangetic Plain, emptying into the Bay Of Bengal. Ganga helps millions who live on it’s side (such as Allahabad,Dhaka,Baharampur,Bikrampur,Kampilay,Kara,Karhi,Kolkata, Murshibad, Munger, Patna. Waste is flowing into Ganga from it’s neighbouring town : Varanshi.

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Aaron’s Blog

So let start with the fact that this blog has been with me for at least 2 years but I haven’t used since December 18th 2018 , so here goes.

My name is Aaron. I’m age 8, Class 3S . I like writing stories, reading them and acting

Today is Monday 13th July 2020. I have started writing a blog just experimenting today, though maybe tomorrow I will get the hang of this.

Yesterday, my dad gave me an interesting question : ‘Would You Like To Grow Old?’

Are children smarter than adults?My answer to that question is: Adults are wiser than children however children have more opportunities in life giving them a chance to be smarter than adult’s ( when they are adults )

Q.2: What thing do children do better than adults?

Children have more creativity since they have more time than adults( because have go to their jobs) Secondly, children are more willing to go outside and play, unless of course they aren’t and have a digital devices. Thirdly, children have talents which can help adults because they growing up in, what would be ‘tomorrow’ for the adults. Fourthly, children are more laughable than adults so that’s yet another reason I don’t want grow old.

Q.3: What Are Adults Better At Which Kids Can’t Do? My answer to that is adult’s themselves are faster, stronger and smarter, why? Because there are older than children they have experienced more and have once been children.

Q.4 Would I Like To Grow Old?

I will finally end with the answer I set out to answer: Would I Like To Grow Old? From all the answers I found and told, turns out I actually (drumroll)

# TheBigReveal

Turns out I don’t want to grow old. Younger people are more comedic more creative and more active.

This is my conclusion to this post of my blog by answering the question that was asked ‘Would I Like To Grow 0

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Rainforest 101

As the sun bathes the canopies, the creatures awake from a deep slumber and hiss, growl and chirp. Soon the once quiet place turns into a busy rainforest and comes to live.

Aaron’s Blog-site About The World Present’s To You…

Rain-Forest 101

One of the oldest ecosystems, dating back to 7000000 years ago, comes to life. Dating all the way back to the age of dinosaurs, this lush ecosystem provided to the ancient ones and to us. The giant reptiles might be nothing but skeletons in the ground, but their food source is still well and alive. The rainforest only covering 6% of earth surface, unbelievably homes 60% of earths animals! The rainforest two types: Temperate: this type of rainforest’s located in cooler regions, Tropical, this type of rainforest is nearer to more hot places located between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn . As the name implies these ecosystems are the world’s wettest ones. They have at least 33 feet worth of rain or 10m. This helps the rainforest make a better bio verse climate. Also the greenery helps us in ways we never knew:

.It absorbs the suns harmful radiation rays.

And it turns dangerous carbon dioxide and turns it into oxygen 40% of the worlds breathable air.

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Salt Pan Cycle Prologue :

What lies in front of you is a sandy, desert-like wasteland. But how in the world would you react if I told you a whole lot of animals depend on it? And thus begins the salt pan cycle…

Salt Pan Cycle Part One: Here Comes The Water

Sand blows around here almost all day. It’s hard to believe that this is the remains of a once great lake, which gave to it’s inhabitants. And you wouldn’t be able to tell either. There are tracks of animals who came here to find food ( but never succeeded). Water and coolness are strangers to this place. But occasionally, in great circumstances… it flourishes.

As rainclouds hover over the horizon, it rains, suddenly turning the sandy wasteland into it’s younger times, perfect river. It pours down on sand at first turning it muddy, then into a watery place, then finally after a few days, it’s a river. Voila! The clouds smile to their work, before going.

Salt Pan Cycle Part Two: The Flamingos Arrival

Flamingos, maybe even a hundred kilometres away from it suddenly, race towards the rain filled wonderland. This condition at this type of place happen only once a decade, so the flamingoes race towards the salt pan.

When the flamingos reach the newly formed lake, they begin to breed. When the eggs come out they place the eggs on mounds of mud. The predators don’t approach this because of the salt water.

After, 30 days the eggs hatch. But the scorching sun spares no mercy, so after few more days the water dries out completely.

Salt Pan : Bittersweet Epilogue

Sand blows around here almost all day, again. It’s hard to believe that this is the remains of a once great lake, which gave to it’s inhabitants. And you wouldn’t be able to tell either.

The End ( Until another decade.)

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Sardine Run Part 1:

Authors note, I will try to tell it as cinematically as I can.

Each year a amazing natural phenomenon occurs in the coast of south Africa, the largest migration the world has ever seen… The Sardine Run. From May to June, sardines living in the southern coast of South Africa move northwards towards to the cooler North Eastern Cape in shoals which can stretch up to at least 7 kilometres! It is the biggest migration known to man at least a few billion sardines join in the Sardine Run. However, it’s not just smooth sailing for the sardines….

Sardine Run 2:

Now the dangerous part begins: Lots of animals have been waiting nearly a whole year for this, their food would be right in plain sight. Sharks show up not only that but pods* of common dolphins also show up for the frenzy. Now listen closely hero comes the interesting part the plan. The dolphins attack first, herding the sardines, the sardines’ natural instincts come to play and, feeling threatened group together in a bait ball**, which can range from the length of 10 – 20 meters in size. Now the dolphins also getting what they are doing, break through the bait ball. The sharks not attacking until now, jump in right after bait ball has broken up. Why? The dolphins got most of the work done and they get free sardines . Gannets also huge fans of sardines dive-bomb into the water getting a few sardines in its beak. Then, the whales also decide to join in***. The sardines now practically helpless swim to the shallower parts of the coast. But the shark, dolphin and whale still follow them into the water****. The sardines now almost giving up decide to break up into smaller targets. But the gannets have one last gamble up their sleeves. The gannets dive into the coast from considerable heights to reach their prey*****. The gannets finally win, they follow every single sardine to their destination: The North Eastern Coast.

Sardine Run: The End

The few that manage to stay alive after the gruesome battle that follows get to their destination.

*Pods are groups of dolphin

**Bait Balls are when fishes swarm together in the form of ball to resist getting picked as prey.

*** Whales can eat at least a 2000 sardines in a gulp.

**** The gannet isn’t in the list because it can swim in the ocean or sea for thousands of miles but not that deep.

*****Why does this happen? Because of pressure