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What structural adaptations do you see on the Weddell seal?
Blubber or fat to keep warm
Eyes are dark to see under water
Whiskers are used to feel around in tight spaces
Nose is used to breathe and smell
Shape is used to go faster
Same ideas as A with these new ones:
Eye lashes are long to protect eyes from ice
Teeth are sharp for eating fish and bigger animals
Spots on fur for camoflage
Eyes in front of head for hunting
Fins are used for swimming AND to get out of ice
Lungs, for breathing on land
Blubber is for warmth, but also as food when fish are in small supply
spots are to mimic shells on bottom or to confuse prey.
Mr. Crandell's classes,
You did a great job looking at the structural adaptations of the Weddell
seal. I definitely owe you postcards. Here's a quick summary of the
ones our team agrees with:
Blubber - Insulation
Whiskers - Sensory
Body shape - Streamlined, faster swimming
Teeth - Sharp, catching fish
Fur - coloring
Lungs - breathing
All of these are great! There are still some more out there to guess,
so let's hear from some others. Also, Mr. Crandell's classes don't
quite have the right idea with the fur coloring. We're looking for
someone who can explain why they might be lighter underneath and darker
on their backs.
my science teacher Mr Hay taught us this i think. its similar to penguins isn't it? cos if your under water and look up you see light which is part of the colouring and if you are on the surface and look down you see darkness.
Yes, you are absolutely correct! Penguins also use countershading as a way to camouflage. Great connection! Thanks for following.
the weddel seal is a seal
what are weddel seal physical adaptations
Thanks for the great question.
what are some physiological adaptations of the weddell seal
what are some good websites that have physiological info on them??