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  Alligator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae.
Alligators are characterized by a broader snout and eyes more dorsally located than their crocodile cousins.
Alligators consume food that cannot be eaten in one bite by allowing it to rot or by biting and then spinning or convulsing wildly until bite size pieces are torn off.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alligator   (726 words)

 Alligator Farming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the early to mid 1900's the harvesting of alligators was unregulated, leading to serious depletion of alligator populations.
Alligator farming is now a thriving business, with an estimated 30+ alligator farms in the State of Florida.
Alligator meat averages $5-$7 a pound wholesale, and while skin prices vary year to year, the average price is around $25 per foot.
www.gatorland.com /fun/farming.html   (412 words)

 American Alligators in Florida
The declining abundance of alligators during the late 1950's and early 1960's led to the 1967 classification of the Florida alligator population as endangered throughout its range.
The Florida alligator population responded immediately to protection and was reclassified as threatened in 1977 and as threatened because of its similarity in appearance to the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in 1985 (Neal 1985).
It is too early to draw conclusions concerning the influence of harvests on alligator populations since legal harvesting began in 1987 because of the variable nature of night-light alligator counts and the uncertain effects of wariness.
biology.usgs.gov /s+t/noframe/d052.htm   (1328 words)

 Florida alligators
Alligators are often referred to as "cold-blooded" animals, a literal term, as they cannot automatically control their body temperatures.
Alligators spend most of their lives in fresh water and need subtropical climates in which to survive, whereas most crocodiles thrive in tropical climates in brackish or saltwater environments, such as parts of Africa, South America, southeastern Asia and Australia.
A fascinating fact on alligators was revealed in the early 1980s: Research proved that alligators, crocodiles and even most turtles lack sexual chromosomes, meaning that the sex of these animals is actually determined by the temperature at which their eggs incubate.
www.ecofloridamag.com /archived/alligators.htm   (1521 words)

 Oakland Zoo: American Alligator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Young alligators are preyed upon by others of their kind and by large fish, turtles, snakes, herons, raccoons, and fl bears.
Alligators are grown on ranches in the U.S. as a commercial venture.
The American Alligator was once considered endangered, but after protection populations have recovered and hunting is now permitted in some states.
www.oaklandzoo.org /atoz/azaligtr.html   (629 words)

 Alligator Recipes
The hunting of alligators for their skins so depleted the population that broad marketing of the meat was not possible.
The meat of the alligator is considered a gourmet delicacy, low in fat and calories and high in protein.
Alligator is also an excellent source of niacin, the B12 vitamins, and potassium and phosphorous minerals.
ushotstuff.com /wg/AlligatorSmp.htm   (544 words)

 USS Alligator (1862) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fourth USS Alligator is the first known US Navy submarine, active during the American Civil War.
Samuel Eakins, was placed in charge of her; and, on 13 June, the Navy formally accepted the small, but unique, ship.
Commander John Rodgers, the senior naval officer in that area, examined Alligator and reported that neither the James off Fort Darling nor the Appomattox near the bridge was deep enough to permit the submarine to submerge completely.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Alligator_(1862)   (760 words)

 Crocodilian Species - American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alligators have been known in rare instances to attack children and even occasionally adults, usually because they mistake the human for much smaller prey, or they are provoked.
Alligators have proven themselves to be highly resilient to both natural and induced mortality, and harvest has many indirect conservation benefits not just for alligators but for entire habitats.
Alligators have been shown to be an important part of their ecosystem, and are thus regarded by many as a 'keystone' species.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /natsci/herpetology/brittoncrocs/csp_amis.htm   (2675 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
Alligators have broad, flat, and rounded snouts, as opposed to the longer, sharper snouts of other crocodilians; also unlike other crocodilians, their lower teeth cannot be seen when their mouths are closed.
Alligators feed on fish, frogs, snakes, turtles, birds, mammals, and carrion.
Because alligators can survive a wider range of temperatures than other crocodilians, they are often found in more temperate regions, and their breeding season is generally restricted to spring.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/alligator.html   (340 words)

 Acadiane' Expeditions' Ltd.- South Louisiana Wild Guided Alligator Hunts -Alligator Habitat and Size   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alligators range from central Texas eastward to North Carolina.
Although alligators can be found in ponds,lakes, canals, rivers, swamps, and bayous, in Louisiana the highest populations occur in coastal marshes account for over 3 million followed by cypress-tupelo swamp (750,600 acres).Atchafalaya Basin swamps (207,000 acres) and lake(32,105 acres).
Alligators are about 8" - 12" in length when they are hatched from eggs.
www.alligator-hunts.com /rangehabitatsize1.htm   (140 words)

 Chinese Alligator - Alligator sinensis
Chinese alligators can be beneficial to their environment because they dig holes known as "Gator Holes" which fill up with water.
The Chinese alligator is one of the world's rarest crocodilians, with only an estimated 300 left in the wild.
Chinese alligators are a protected species in some parts, and are being raised in zoos across China, England, and America in an effort to increase their numbers.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/crocodile/chinall.html   (640 words)

 Alligator Communications, Inc.
Alligator Communications is a radio manufacturer dedicated solely to the production of Multiple Address System (MAS) radios, certified by the FCC for use in Private Operations - Fixed Microwave Systems.
Alligator Communications' founders, with more than forty years combined experience in the manufacturing and marketing of 900 MHz radio equipment, incorporated the company in 1991.
From its inception Alligator management insisted on a design that was highly innovative and extremely responsive to user requirements.
www.alligatorcom.com /profile.htm   (374 words)

 The Virtual Zoo: Alligator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alligators are reptiles belonging to the family Crocodylidae and the order Crocodylia closely resembling crocodiles.
Alligators eat anything from insects, crayfish, minnows, and frogs to large fish, water birds, turtles, and even hogs and dogs.
American alligators are found in lakes, swamps, and slow-moving streams across the eastern United States from North Carolina to Florida.
library.advanced.org /11922/reptiles/alligators.htm   (255 words)

Alligators may occupy dens year-round, but they are particularly important in winter and protect the alligator from the cold.
Alligators and all crocodilians have extensive modifications of the shoulder, pelvis and spine that enable them both to swim and walk on land.
Alligators that have been fed by humans are dangerous and should be reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /UW230   (2172 words)

The alligator is a large lizard-shaped reptile with four short legs and widespread toes, five on each front foot and four on the hind feet.
Both male and female alligators are the same color, and there is no way to tell the two apart on the outside.
The head of the alligator is large, flat, elongated and equipped with enormous jaws, hinged far back so that the mouth opens wide.
www.miamisci.org /ecolinks/everglades/alligatorinfo.html   (161 words)

 FWC - Alligator Management - Alligator Facts
As an alligator population matures (and has a higher percentage of large animals), the survival rate would be expected to be lower, in part due to a higher rate of cannibalism.
Alligators occur from southeast Oklahoma and east Texas on the western side of their range to North Carolina and Florida in the east.
Alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, or moving to areas with warmer or cooler air or water temperatures.
myfwc.com /gators/facts.htm   (999 words)

 The Gator Hole
The teeth of an alligator were believed to be a magical ward against snakebite, as alligators were thought to be immune to the bite of poisonous snakes.
Alligators tend to lay about 40-45 eggs on the average, however, the rate of fertility varies with the age of the female.
During the early to mid 1900's the harvesting of alligators was unregulated, leading to depletion of alligator populations.
home.cfl.rr.com /gatorhole   (2415 words)

 American Alligator by Rosalie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That means that alligator's body temperature is the same temperature as the temperature around it.
Whether the baby alligator will be male or female when they hatch depends on the temperature of the nest.
Little alligators are born with a spike on their noses, for breaking open their shells.
www.crockerfarm.org /ac/rm02/animals/rosygator.htm   (405 words)

 All About Alligators- Enchanted Learning Software
The tail is half the animal's length; it helps propel the alligator through the water, is used to make pools of water during the dry seasons (gator holes), is used as a weapon, and stores fat that the alligator will use for nourishment during the winter.
Alligators are reptiles and are closely related to dinosaurs and birds; they are all diapsids, and all have two opening on each side of the skull.
Alligators are also Archosaurs (which have a single skull opening in front of the eyes), like the birds, dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and crocodiles.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/Alligator.shtml   (1183 words)

 DLTK's Paper Mache Alligator Craft
This alligator is the first in a series of new crafts designed to address those comments.
Fold the sausage in half (this will be the alligator's jaws), but make the top half a bit longer (about 4 to 6 inches longer) than the bottom half.
Coat your alligator with mod podge, paper mache paste or white glue dilluted 1/2 and 1/2 with water (we choose the white glue/water solution and painted it on with paint brushes).
www.dltk-kids.com /animals/malligator.html   (1257 words)

 USS Alligator
Designed by William Doughty, Alligator was one of two schooners built at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, and is the last known example of the five 12-gun schooners built to stop African slave traders and pirates.
Alligator was sent to Africa not only to suppress the slave trade, but also to search for a stretch of land for the American Colonization Society.
Alligator was the first of the five that was lost, and it is the only wreck whose precise location is known.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/org12-2.htm   (690 words)

 Alligator (1980)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plot Outline: A giant alligator is on the loose in Chicago.
Trivia: Graffiti on a wall in a sewer at the end of the film reads "Harry Lime Lives", a reference to the character from The Third Man (1949) who was killed in a sewer.
Giant alligator is flushed down the toilet as a baby and grows to giant size in the sewers of Chicago.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0080354   (336 words)

 American Alligator
First listed as an endangered species in 1967, the American alligator was removed from the endangered species list in 1987 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pronounced a complete recovery of the species.
Once hunted for their hides, alligators today are threatened mainly by habitat loss and encounters with people.
Alligators can be found in rivers, swamps, bogs, lakes, ponds, creeks, canals, and bayous.
www.npca.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/alligator.asp   (337 words)

 American Alligator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alligators have shorter, broader snouts than crocodiles, and they also lack fangs that stick out with jaws closed.
The American alligator sleeps during the day while basking in the sun, then waits silently all night to ambush its prey.
Alligators have a third, sideways eyelid that protects their eyes underwater while still making it possible to see.
www.pbs.org /kratts/world/na/alligator/index.html   (216 words)

 Alligator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Because of the commercial value of alligator hides, even with hunting restrictions in the late 1950's and 60's, illegal poaching resulted in further decrease in alligator populations, though they remained abundant in some remote inaccessible areas.
The Florida alligator responded immediately to protection and was reclassified as threatened in 1977 because of its similarity in appearance to the American Crocodile.
Habitat: Alligators live in all Florida counties but are most common in the major river drainage basins and large lakes in the central and southern portion of the state.
sarasota.extension.ufl.edu /FCS/FlaFoodFare/Aligator.htm   (675 words)

 American Alligator and our National Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) has a wide range of habitat in the Southeastern United States.
With an Alligator just the teeth of the upper jaw are apparent when the jaws are closed.
Alligators were removed from the list of endangered species in 1987 but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service still regulates the legal trade in Alligator hides to protect them from over hunting.
www.eparks.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/alligator.asp   (162 words)

 Independent Florida Alligator - NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alligator attorney Thomas Julin said Tuesday he planned to file the appeal to the nation’s highest court on the grounds that the lower court ruling in Daytona Beach violates the U.S. Constitution.
Earlier this year, the Florida Supreme Court decided it would not rule on the Alligator’s appeal of the 5th Judicial Court decision, which ruled that a retroactive exemption to public records laws is constitutional.
Several papers, including the Alligator and the Orlando Sentinel filed lawsuits in Volusia and Broward counties.
www.alligator.org /edit/news/issues/stories/030917earnhardt.html   (493 words)

 Alligator and Gator Oscillator — Technical Indicators, Technical Analysis
In principle, Alligator Technical Indicator is a combination of Balance Lines (Moving Averages) that use fractal geometry and nonlinear dynamics.
Having eaten enough to feel quite full, the Alligator starts to lose the interest to the food/price (Balance Lines join together) — this is the time to fix the profit.
Gator Oscillator is based on the Alligator and shows the degree of convergence/divergence of the Balance Lines (Smoothed Moving Averages).
www.metaquotes.net /techanalysis/indicators/alligator   (479 words)

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