Seasonality

As the seasons change there is evidence emerging all around us, from leaves to the temperature to the animals that we see and don’t see.  One of the largest and most visible changes is that of the leaves of deciduous trees, the leaves change colour and eventually fall off, this change is part of a larger change in their environment and that is lack of water due to the cold weather. as the days grow colder it is increasingly harder for the trees to absorb nutrients from the moisture in the soil and since the leave need these nutrients tot grow it is just easier for the tree to shed them and use its reserve for keeping itself alive. This cold effects lots of animals, forcing some of them into hibernation and other to make adaptions for the winter such as the arctic fox who goes from being a browny shade in the summer to being a white in the winter to blend in with the snow. The effects in the marine environment can be see as well when it comes to seasonality, the water cools the animals will adapt and change to the decrease in temperature.  Since the change in temperature can be very extreme at times there are many marine organisms that migrate to other parts of the world so that they can escape the cold. One of these animals is the humpback whale that can migrate up to 17,000 km in a round trip, there are very many animals that also migrate distance to find the perfect climate to live in, and will gladly do so every year.

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