What Everyone Ought To Know About Hurricane Harvey and Succession
A hurricane fits into the secondary succession which means a disturbance in an area that already contains life. The hurricane occurs in the middle of succession.
Hurricane Harvey began on August 17,2017 and ended on September 2, 2017. It affected Texas, the Caribbean, Southern US, and Puerto Rico and it's started off as a slow moving storm but got weaker and became a wave, but then it reformed and grew into category four hurricane.
Before Hurricane Harvey, the ecosystem was thriving. There were trees and wild animals. There were scorpions, lizards, and lobster. As well as trees and beach grass.
Eventually, all of the organisms were wiped out.
When the waves and rain became stronger, that was the start of the hurricane. The beach had become reduced to only grasses and one tree
More organisms become to arrive like even more beach grass and some animals like the lizards and scorpion.
Over a period of time, beach grass begins to grow making it the pioneer species.
Coming back to the climax community, the ecosystem now contains beach grass, pampas grass, and palm trees. As well as the animals like turtles, otters, snakes, and scorpions
Pioneer Species: The beach grass is tall and usually grows in bunches. They also only grow in coastal areas. Climax Community: The climax community is the stage when the ecosystem is full and also the last stage of succession. It is the land that has not been touched by a disruption. 5 Facts About Succession: 1. Secondary Succession is more common than primary. 2. Primary Succession is the slowest form of succession. 3. Primary Succession have pioneer species like lichen and moss. 4. Secondary Succession have pioneer species like herbs and shrubs. 5. Succession occurs after a disturbance in an ecosystem.