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I am to create an infographic for a newly discovered organism (this means you will make up a species – do NOT use an existing species). You can choose one (1) of the following two scenarios for your organism:
Imagine you are a researcher in the deep ocean. You have been exploring life at extreme depths surrounding the hydrothermal vents. One day you observe a species you have never seen before and decide to capture it to analyze its body plan and determine its evolutionary path. What did you find?
Imagine you are a researcher in the tropical rainforests of South America. You have been trekking through the jungle for months and one morning awake to see an organism unlike any you have seen before. You decide to capture it to analyze its body plan and determine its evolutionary path. What did you find?
Items that you must include on your infographic include:
Drawing or visualization of your organism (this is not an art class so you won’t be graded on quality, I just want to get an idea of your organism)
Name of Organism (Common and Scientific) – You choose this
Phylogenetic Tree showing the placement of your organism – Think carefully about your placement, your description should lead us to the same or a similar place.
Description of your organism including body plan/features, its habitat (including geographic range and spatial range), what it eats, and what eats it
Description of two (2) adaptations that the organism has to best survive in its habitat. These adaptations should make sense for the geographic & spatial range of your species.