Spider Paradise Island

Your job is to describe an island paradise -- for spiders! Picture an island in the sunny Gulf of California, off the coast of Baja California, where 1,000 spiders or more may be found on a single cactus plant.

In depicting spider island, you will need to make three decisions. First, you will have to decide whether your spiders should share their island with a colony of seabirds. Second, you will have to decide whether your island is large or small. Finally, you will have to decide whether the currents off your island are swift or still. If you are not sure what to do, you may wish to explore some islands with Dr. Polis before designing your own.

Describe your island by clicking on the highlighted words below that illustrate the characteristics of Spider Paradise Island. When you're done, you will see a picture of your island and learn whether it is a paradise for spiders.

The Island Has a Colony of Seabirds

The Island is Free of Seabird Nests

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Photos courtesy of Images of Baja California by Dave Rogge.

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