The Sky

I’m not always looking down into the water, though. The skies above are filled with seabirds. They live in large groups.

Puffins are the best known here. They are strong fliers. They also swim well. They take to the sky. Then they dive down into the water to get their fill of fish.

Puffins are a familiar sight.

Northern gannets are strong fliers. They nest on the side of cliffs.

Moose often eat native plants.

The Land

Newfoundland also has its share of moose. They didn’t come from here, however. People brought these animals to the island long ago. They adapted to live here. But now, they eat too many native plants. It’s a problem!

The Full Picture

I study life in the sea. Why is it important for a scientist like me to pay attention to land and sky creatures? I’ve learned that all of the living things in an ecosystem rely on each other. The birds in the sky need the fish in the ocean to survive. Land animals need plants and other animals to eat.

As a scientist, it’s important to observe all parts of an ecosystem. Take a look around you. Think about our world. Then we can start to see how everything fits together.

The sea, sky, and land are filled with life!