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2. A star-nosed mole has adapted to have a reaction time of 230 milliseconds. Why?

  • Because it is almost totally blind and dependant on other senses such as touch.
  • Because it is adapted to take its prey by surprise and efficiency.
  • Because it is incredibly sensitive to touch and smell yet very odd to look at.
  • Because it has ultra sensitive tendrils that can try out 13 possible targets every second.

3. How do plants loose water from their leaves?

  • The sun heats the leaves of the plant allowing water to be evaporated every time the plant inhales carbon dioxide.
  • The stomata in the leaves allow water loss through evaporation every time they open for respiration.
  • The chlorophyll allows evaporation to take place during photosynthesis.

4. What is a thermophile?

  • Animals that have specially adapted organs that do not die and so work at very low temperatures.
  • Organisms that have specially adapted enzymes that do not denature and so work at very high temperatures.
  • Animals that have specially adapted organs that do not die and so work at very high temperatures.
  • Organisms that have specially adapted enzymes that do not denature and so work at very low temperatures.

5. What makes a successful competitor amongst animals?

  • Having adaptations to the environment they live in.
  • Having good genes so that they can survive easily.
  • Having a good immune system so no diseases affect them.
  • Being popular amongst other animals so they know not to mess with them.

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