Living in the Ocean

Why high heat capacity of water mixing the suns energy

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Unformatted text preview: io decreases BUT larger animals swim. Body Plans of animals: streamlined Dealing with pressure Marine animals often have gas- filled swim bladders Temperature Why regulate or respond to it? Important for metabolism/enzymes Either be in the correct temperature, or make the right temperature for your body. Temperature is pretty stable in the oceans. Why? High heat capacity of water, mixing, the sun’s energy penetrating a large volume of water THEREFORE the transparency of water allows for a more stable temperature. Evaporation: cools down Temperature in the intertidal zone Adaptations for temperature changes Endotherm: ‘warm- blooded’, produces own heat internally Ectotherm:’cold- blooded’, can’t produce...
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