adaptation

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Q N C W F I Q P I M Y F A T O M D K E U T
J C L J G Q A E T Q O F C O T R Y S C P U
M O E S M H D A S F Y A M R R O F G O B L
H M A J P W K P H R A N D E D T B V S U E
Q P N U Y T T G E V I D S L Q A U G H A P
E L W C P U S S A Y B E B E S C G X P U C
X E E Q R U E C V E A Y X A N I C H I V K
T T L F R G T Y I U V H P S E D L N K I F
R E L O M K A D L W G L M E H N K D P D L
E L O E L T R E Y Q P L W M C I C L W T K
M Y X A D X B T P R U R I O I N X Q G N Y
O C Y P E H E U O Y G A Y R L O R M H Y C
P L G F T H T L L X S W F E G I C V I Q W
H E E A U O R L L P W C B H S T M E B V X
I A N J L M E O U M N D I E T U K X C D P
L N A E L R V P T G X U A A R L R W U S C
E A T L O X N S E N C B M T K L X W W L G
S I E F P V I T D I J W K I N O S T A X V
A R D C H Q Y I H F M R F U X P H J J P Y
B P V X U G H S S K Y S K Y G T B J I O T
L Q I Q M B V F M P X A B Q K K T F V I K

Clues

  • if no lichens are growing, what does it tell us about the air? (3, 7, 8)
  • lots of species will be able to survive in water sort of stream? (5, 4, 10)
  • what can be used as water pollution indicators? (13)
  • what do we call a species that is sensitive to pollution? (9, 9)
  • what does it tell us if a low number of species are living in a stream? (3, 8)
  • what is the name for organisms living in extreme conditions? (13)
  • what sort of air can crusty lichens survive in? (8)
  • what sort of air do bushy lichens need? (10, 5, 3)
  • what type of plant is used to detect sulphur dioxide in the air? (7)
  • why do animals in hot climates have a large surface area to volume ratio? (2, 7, 4, 4)

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Try using this set of three resources (under multi-tools heading) to test understanding of adaptation which is a topic found in all GSCE biology specifications. Some of three word answers in the crossword are challenging unless you have tackled the authors flash cards first. 

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