Author has written 2 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.
I am a sixteen-year old femalesophmore in an American high school. I have only recently discovered the joys of the Internet (i.e. Fanfiction, and IMing, and...more fanfiction_). I started writing down my crazy daydreams this year, which I have discovered is a lot of fun. Sadly, I have the attention span of a goldfish (3 seconds) and have a bad habit of abandoning fics, but I'm working on that.
So far, I've only written in LotR and HP, but I am working on a multi-chapter story for the Garth Nix world. I read mostly Harry Potter, but when I'm feeling adventurous I also venture into Tamora Pierce, Garth Nix, and LotR.
Favorite movies: The Princess Bride (quite possibly the best movie of all time), all three LOTR movies (duh), Pirates of the Caribbean (BUT WHY IS THE RUM GONE?), Titanic (yes, it's cliche. Your point is?), Moulin Rouge (So exciting, the audience will stomp and cheer!)...the list goes on and on.
Favorite Authors/Books: J.K. Rowling (of course), Robin McKinley, J.R.R. Tolkein, Tamora Pierce, Anthony Horowitz, Madeleine L'Engle...
Country music is cool; I don't care if that makes me a hick. So is some pop, folk, and eighties music. I'm not even going to begin listing my favorite artists.
Quote of the week: "You will make many mistakes, but if you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot harm the world, or even seriously distress her." Winston Churchill
"One by one, the penguins steal my sanity." some t-shirt
"Life without chocolate is too terrible to contemplate." Dove chocolate wrapper
On the off-chance that someone actually looks at this in the next twelve hours, suffice to say that my printer is an evil demon from H-E-double toothpicks and that this is the only dropsite springing to mind that I can easily access at school. Educate yourself: read 45 facts about white pelicans, Queen Parrotfish, and Florida.
3rd prd Marine Science
Fish Story Facts
~White and brown pelicans suffered a population decline in the 1960s and 1970s due to pesticide exposure and eggshell thinning.
~Healthy white pelicans are winter visitors to Florida; they do not live there year- round.
~Adults are white with black wing tips. Their bill, legs, and toes are pink or reddish-orange.
~White pelicans nest on the ground. They scrape or clear an area and rim it with dirt, sticks or other debris.
~White pelicans float on the surface, submerge their heads, and scoop up fish. ~White pelicans fish cooperatively in small groups, herding the fish in front of them.
~An adult parrotfish measures between 15.2 and 25.4 centimeters, or 6 and 10 inches.
~Queen Parrotfish eat algae scraped from rocks or coral.
~A Queen Parrotfish secretes a mucus cocoon in which it sleeps at night.
~The supermale form has a green or blue-green body with a turquoise stripe along the tip of the single dorsal fin and vibrant turquoise markings around the mouth.
~Queen Parrotfish range from Bermuda, Florida, and the Bahamas to northern South America.
~Queen Parrotfish live in reefs and sandy areas.
~As Queen Parrotfish scrape algae from reefs, they ingest a good deal of limestone and end up excreting sand.
~Queen Parrotfish are hermaphroditic.
~A female Queen Parrotfish can become a terminal male if males are needed.
The Birds by Rodger Tory Peterson 1967
p. 20 Pelican’s pouch can hold three gallons of water
p. 8 Pelicans belong to the order “totipalmate swimmers”
p. 35 The pelican only needs to flap its wings 1.3 times per second to fly.
p. 35 Pelicans glide when traveling in formation
p. 86 By the time a pelican chick is able to fly it will have eaten more than 150 lb of food.
Life Nature Library “The Birds” by Rodger Tory Peterson and Editors of Time-Life books 1971
p. 60 Pelicans are not closely related to the albatross
p. 19 Pelicans differ from all other web-footed birds by having the hind toe jointed to the front three by a web.
p. 64 Pelicans migrate with the seasons
p. 67 When pelicans drain their pouch, gulls often steal the fish from the pouch
p. 158 To help with diving, pelicans have evolved inflatable air sacs under skin
p. 158 Pelicans are known to be master divers.
A Field Guide to Western Birds by Rodger Tory Peterson 1941
p. 16 Adult pelicans have a wingspan of 6.5 feet.
They often perch on posts, rocks, boats,
Found on the coasts of the United States and South America
They live in salt bays and oceans
p. 17 They usually nest on the ground, mostly on islands, in colonies
p. 17 Usually lays 2-3 whitish eggs
1. The Queen Parrotfish gets its name because its teeth look like a beak and it is brightly colored.
2. These “beaks” scrape the algae, which the Queen Parrotfish eats, from the limestone and coral.
3. While the parrotfish eats, it excretes sand.
4. One large parrotfish is capable of generating over a ton of sand per year.
5. Therefore, parrotfish are responsible for a large amount of sand associated with tropical reefs.
6. At first, scientists thought that the parrotfish were destroying the reef, but later found that parrotfish promote a healthy reef by preventing algae from smothering the reef.
7. They mainly swim by rowing themselves along with their pectoral (side) fins.
8. Species vary in size from the 5 inch Bluelip Parrotfish to the 4 foot Rainbow Parrotfish.
9. Identification of parrotfish is somewhat difficult because they undergo dramatic changes in shape, color and markings as they go through different phases of maturity.
10. Some female species are hermaphroditic and change to males during terminal phase, while others just mature without changing sex.
11. Some species such as the Queen and Princess Parrotfish exhibit an unusual phenomenon at this time.
12. These two species spend about 30 minutes secreting a sticky, mucous cocoon around their bodies.
13. The cocoon prevents nocturnal predators such as morays and sharks from attacking because they are now unable to smell the parrotfish.
14. Divers often confuse the Princess Parrotfish with the Striped Parrotfish.
15. In the juvenile phase, both fish have black and white body stripes with a white belly.
16. The difference is that the Striped Parrotfish also has a yellow smudge on its nose.
17. In the terminal phase, the fish can be distinguished by observing their different types of tails.
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