Category: zoology

Biology: metabolic cost

Self-tutoring about biology and zoology: the tutor researches American alligators. Alligators in southern Florida typically develop more slowly than those of northern Florida. A suggested reason is metabolic cost. Being cold-blooded, an alligator’s metabolism increases with the surrounding temperature. Therefore,

Zoology: competitive exclusion principle: American alligator and American crocodile in south Florida.

Self-tutoring about reptiles: the tutor looks into the relationship between the American alligator and crocodile. Only one habitat in the world is shared, naturally, by both alligators and crocodiles: the everglades of south Florida. The American alligator, and the American