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Fill in the table below to show how some of the organisms that you have seen, are adapted to living in the mangrove habitat. Organism

Adaptation

CREATURE FEATURE ACTIVITY Now that you have explored the flora and fauna of the mangrove, you are to design a plant, animal or a new organism that is well adapted to the same habitat. Your organism should not resemble any known organism! Draw your organism in the bow below, and describe its features that enable it to adapt to the harsh conditions of the mangrove habitat.

My Learning Journey to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

The name of my creature is ______________________________________

EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS Above are some of the creatures belonging to the mangrove habitat, draw arrows to construct a food web to show how these organisms interact in the mangrove ecosystem.

leaf litter

Features and adaptation

rhizophora sp.

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mud lobster cicada

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archer fish whitecollared kingfisher

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Name: _________________________ Class: __________________________


About the Mangrove Habitat...

Along the Mangrove Boardwalk... What are the types of mangrove flora that you can spot? Circle the ones that you see.

What are the types of mangrove fauna that you can spot? Circle the ones that you see.

Why are mangroves so important to the animals that live here? _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

What uses have man found for the mangrove trees? ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

cicada sea hibiscus mangrove fern

nipah

otter

horseshoe crab

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What can happen to the coastline if the mangrove swamps are destroyed? ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

archer fish

sea poison

rhizophora sp.

sea holly

EXPLORING ADAPTATIONS

whitecollared kingfisher

Complete the table below to describe how special adaptive features of the mangrove tree has enabled it to cope with the harsh conditions of its environment.

barnacles

Harsh Condition

mudskipper sea derris

High Salinity

spider

blind-your-eyes

mangrove oyster

nerita

Waterlogged and anaerobic mud

Tidal effect

bruguiera cylinrical

avicennia sp. mud lobster

Adaptation Thick, waxy leaves to minimise water loss. Leaves store salt, which are then lost when the leaves fall. All this will help to preserve the osmotic balance

Learning Journey Activity Booklet  

Activity booklet that guides pupils in their learning journey through Sungei Buloh.

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