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Animal Adaptations

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Joash Ho

on 29 April 2013

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Pinta Santa Cruz Isabela Fernandina Espanola Santa Maria Marchena San Cristobal Santa Fe Pinzon Tortuga Rabida Genovesa Wolf This is the Marine Iguana It only lives in the Galapagos Islands Structural Adaptations ~ ~ Black Skin To absorb heat from the sun and hide and camouflage on the black volcanic rocks Sharp Claws To cling onto the shores and the seabed Salt Glands To spit out salt that it takes in Flat Tail To help them to swim Sharp Teeth and Flat Snout To scrape algae and seaweed of the rocks on the shore or sea to eat Behavioural Adaptations ~ ~ Lying Down in the Sun They lie down with their backs facing the Sun by the shores to gain heat before going into the ocean to eat the algae and seaweed of the seabed as they are cold-blooded. They also do this after they come out of the freezing water to digest their food. Listen for Mockingbird Marine iguanas are prey of the Galapagos Hawk. When Galapagos Hawks are on the hunt, the mockingbird gives out a distinctive cry. The marine iguanas have learnt that the cry means danger and they will hide for cover. Here is a video more about the Marine Iguana This is the Rafflesia They are found in... Southeast Asia Gives off foul smell Flies are attracted to the smell and they will spread the pollen from the flower. Structural Adaptation Behavioral Adaptation Attach itself to other plants The plant is an endoparasite that grows inside the stems of the host - Tetrastigma vines. The root-like parts of rafflesia grow inside the tissue of the vine and extract nutrients from the host plant to grow. North America Northern
Europe Northern Part
Of ASIA This is the Brown Bear They can be found in... Structural Adaptations Thick fur and Layer of fat
to insulate them against the extreme cold temperatures of their habitat Long Claws Thick fur and layers of fat to insulate them against the extreme cold temperatures of their habitat. Behavioral Adaptations They hibernate during winter as it is cold and food is scarce at that period of time Strong Shoulder Muscles To dig up roots and tear apart logs to find food To rip apart prey Sharp Teeth They protect their young by attacking anything that poses a threat or harm to their cub Protect Their Young For digging and catching prey Here is a short video of Brown bears hunting salmon This is the Sundew It can be found all around the world. They are greatly concentrated in South Africa and Australia Structural Adaptations Stalked Mucilagunous Glands They have stalks that have a sticky substance which attracts flies. These are used to trap the flies Long Hair-like Roots To penetrate deep in to the soil to reach any available moisture Gives of smell The droplets at the end of its"tentacles" gives off a sweet smell that attracts insects Digestive Enzymes Digestive enzymes are released through the tentacles to break down the soft parts of the insect Behavioural Adaptations When an insect touches one or two of the "tentacles" of the Sundew , other "tentacles" will bend down and stick itself to the insect too. Some species' leaves might fold over and trap the insect totally. D O N E B Y : J E R O M E C H O W

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