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

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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Swallowtail

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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