Q. 44.2( 14 Votes )

What special adaptations can be seen in the following organisms? (AS1)

a) Mangrove trees

b) Camel

c) Fish

d) Dolphins

e) Planktons

Answer :

a) Mangrove trees – pneumatophores or knees, the lateral outgrowth of roots, for breathing


b) Camel – hump (fat storage), long eyelashes (protects from sand), long legs (keeps the body away from hot sand), nostrils (voluntary breathing for protection from sand).


c) Fish – fins for swimming.


d) Dolphins – floaters (special structures in the digestive canals) to enable them to inhabit certain levels in the water.


e) Planktons – droplets of oil in the cells to keep them afloat.


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