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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Compare and contrast writing

Compare and contrast on water boatman and eel.


HABITAT

Water boatman live in a freshwater habitat including lakes,rivers and estuaries  just in the same way as eels can also live in a freshwater habitat.   However an eel can survive in polluted water as well.


Defence

The water boatman's defence is flying into the trees and into bushes and then they are safe from predators. But the eels defence is different, they camouflage themselves  and they can swim very fast to get away from predators.


Predators

The water boatman's predators are the same as the longfin eels. Birds are both their predator because the birds can fly in the air and follow both of them and dive into the water and get the eel or the water boatman in its beak. The war bug is also  a predator to both because  it can go into their mouths and eat the insides then it  goes back out of theirs mouth.



Life cycle

This is the eels life cycle

(That is how it gets to be an adult)

This is the water boatman's life cycle

(That is how it gets to be an adult)

Laying there eggs

When the water boatman lays its eggs it lays them on stems and on leaves.  This is different to the eel who lays and digs  it eggs in the side of a river with its tail.



By Brooklyn,Samantha,jayden








3 comments:

  1. Very informative writing and great to see the photo's. Especially the water boatman as I had no idea what they look like. :-)

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  2. Very informative writing and great to see the photo's. Especially the water boatman as I had no idea what they look like. :-)

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  3. Wow Samantha! What a great piece of writing! I loved that you had the pictures.. That was a great way of giving me a visual of the Water Boatmen and the Eels. Also it was a very visual way of showing me the life cycle. Another great feature of this piece of writing was the sub titles you had at the start of each paragraph. I clearly knew what each paragraph was going to be about and could easily refer back if I wanted another look. Very impressed. Well done! :)
    Miss D

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