• It is the ability of an organism to adjust and survive where it lives because of its physical traits and characteristics.3 Types of adaptations • Structural – relating to an organism’s shape, size or structure • Behavioural – relating to how an organism acts • Functional – relating to an organism’s chemical processes
Type of Adaptation: • StructuralAdaptations: • Upper lip is covered with bristles • Nostril are at top of their head • Flattened tailHow its adaptations help it to survive: • Upper lip is covered with bristles to help find sea grass to eat. • Nostrils are at top of their head so they can breathe with as much of their body underwater. • They have a flattened tail to swim easier underwater.
Type of Adaptation: • StructuralAdaptations: • Thick waxy leaves • Spiky leavesHow its adaptations help it to survive: • Thick waxy leaves help to survive in dry Australian conditions. • Uses its spiky leaves to help repel against predators.
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