Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Outburst of Nature - 12 Cases

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog 
Sudden outburst of wood mushrooms blankets the limb of a dead tree. 
St Paul University QC Botanical Garden. Photo by the author
A sudden but precise outburst of a species of wood fungus on the trunk of a dead tree wakes up in response to biological clock.

Development biology, a specialized field of life science, helps trace the transformation of life from one kind to another as to how a bridge can provide the transition in all aspects - biological, chemical and physical.

Where one organism begins where one ends can be studied according to their life cycles. More than this is the mystery of the very core of life that keeps the system balanced, continuous and dynamic.

Here are other examples to illustrate this phenomenon.
 
1. Swarming of Migratory Locust (Locusta migtratoria manilensis)
2. Outbreak of pathogens that leads to epidemic (Cholera, Dengue, H1N1, SARS)
 
3. Algal bloom (red tide) - PHOTOS above
4. Jellyfish outbreak
5. Migration of birds
6. Mass movement of a colony of ants 
7. Migration of wild animals (eg wildebeest or gnus)
8. Emergence of bats from their cave dwellings.

 
9. Migration of Monarch butterflies (particularly in North America to Mexico. and back) PHOTOS above)
10. Outbreak of pests (eg, rice stemborer, black bug, aphids, leafhoppers)
11. Emergence of winged termites, gamu-gamu (midges)
12. Waterlily (Eichornia crassipes) bloom on lakes and rivers (PHOTOS below)
 
Add to the list other cases that may be occurring in your area. Is the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlyn true? Is it related to this biological phenomenon? 
 Acknowledgement: Photos from Internet

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