Biology

What is the counter current heat exchange?
Penguins and other animals in cold climates need to minimise their heat loss to the surroundings. Tails, flippers and feet are relatively flat. They have large surface area to volume ratios and will lose heat quickly. Warm blood entering tails etc
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What are Extremophiles
Extremophiles live in very extreme environments. They can survive conditions that would kill most other organisms.
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Name an arctic animal that adapts very well, give reasons
Polar Bear, big fury coat. Penguin able to swim
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Name a desert animal that adapts very well, give reasons.
The camel, the hump full of water.
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What other organism adapts very well.
Cactus, able to store water in it's stem.
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Name four points about predators.
built for speed, sharp teeth and claws, camouflage to avoid being seen by prey, eyes to the front of the head to judge size and distance well (binocular vision).
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Name 5 points about prey.
live in groups (herds or shoals), built for speed, defences such as poison or stings, camouflage to avoid being seen by predators, eyes to the side of the head to get a wide field of view (monocular vision).
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