Monday, March 17, 2014

Drought!

Deserts, tundra, savannah, grasslands, and chaparral are all biomes that do not have access to regular supplies of water. Therefore, all organisms need to have ways to survive the times when things are dry.

BlogWork

Watch the video and describe at least three ways the organisms in the video have adapted to survive draught.


12 comments:

Lucas Gordon said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lucas-G said...

The Lung Fish can breath air and Berry underground and surround themselves in a layer of mucus when droughts strike, It hardens and keeps the fish moist, during this time the fish doesn't need to eat. When rain comes, it moistens the mucus which then washes away, the fish then come out and find where the water is all going to. The Desert Frog makes a burrow underground and goes dormant until water comes, It sheds layers of skin which then retain water to keep it moist. And The Thorny Devil can absorb water which goes on a tack up to its mouth and eyes.

Marshalia13 said...

One of their adaptations are that their swim bladder creates a lung allowing them to breathe in oxygen from the air. The fish can escape the drying riverbend by burrowing. It covers it self in mucus to seal itself from the drought.

Redpanda235 said...

In southern africa there are often droughts. Some animals adapt in awesome ways to survive these droughts. The lungfish burrows under ground. It then covers itself in a layer of mucus. This mucus hardens and keeps the fish moist. Once the drought ends the fish find its way back to water. The Thorny Devil can absorb water through its feet and send the water through channels in its skin to its eyes and mouth. The Desert Frog same as the lungfish burrows under ground but then it sheds a layer of skin to keep it moist. Aren't these adaptations awesome?

Eric cartman said...

The lung fish swallows mud and it comes out of its gils. Then the lung fish coats itself in mucus and as the mucus dries it forms an impervious body bag that seals off the fish from the draught.

The desert frog sheds layers of skin that forms a waterproof barrier and prevents the frog from drying out.

The thorny devil eats black ants and it provides him all the moisture he needs. That's all he eats.

TheRandomNerd100 said...

The lungfish have lungs. They also swallow mud. They also cover themselves with mucus.

frog said...

Animals have adaptations to survive drought. Some fish have adapted to drought. Their swim bladder forms a lung so they can breath without being in water. The fish also burrows underground to avoid the heat. The fish covers itself in mucus to protect it from the drought. Desert frogs can be underground for 7 years it sheds skin that forms a waterproof barrier so it won’t dry out. The thorny devil can survive without drinking for many years. Thorny devils can also absorb water into their skin.

Devon said...

One adaptation is that the lung fish has actual lungs. The thorny devil absorbs water, and the desert frog burrows underground to wait for water

random_guy360 said...

the lung fish can breath air, it does it when there are long droughts. the fish digs a hole and lives in it the whole time it covers itself in mucus so it stays moist

awolthegreat said...

Lung fish put them selves into suspended animation and they can wait 4 years for water.the thorny devil cannels water through out the skin into the eyes and mouth. The desert frog keeps a reservoir of water inside its body.

emily flutter5 said...

the lung fish adapted mucucs chambers to survive the drouth with keeps it safe and with moisture the thorny devil eats black ants to survive but when it has the chance to it also sucks water up through its skin

emily flutter5 said...

the lung fish adapted mucucs chambers to survive the drouth with keeps it safe and with moisture the thorny devil eats black ants to survive but when it has the chance to it also sucks water up through its skin