Physiology
Anatomy
Habitat
Ethology
100

Define Physiology.

Physiology deals with the functions of parts in living organisms.

100

Define Anatomy.

The branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms.

100

Define Habitat.

Habitat for animals is the the environment or home that an organism lives in.

100

Define Ethology.

Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behavior, usually with a focus on behavior under natural conditions, and viewing behavior as an evolutionarily adaptive trait

200

What major physiology system is responsible for being the major communication powerhouse that transmits signals through various parts of the body?

The nervous system.

200

What are the common features of anatomy of a fish?

Gills, fins, spine (backbone), teeth, and inner organs, 

200

What common habitats are most snakes generally found in?


Snakes generally live in a vast amount of habitats. Some of the most common ones are forest, grasslands, and fresh/salt water. 

200

Why is ethology important in regards to animal behaviorism?

Ethology is important because it relates to animal welfare, academic science, and closely follows human ethology/development as well.

300

Describe common physiological characteristics found specifically in species of frogs. 

Cutaneous Respiration: "Skin Breathing". Rather than breathing through the mouth or gills, frogs breath through their skin.

Circulatory System: Frogs have three-chambered heart.

Reproductive system: Reproductive systems are stored internally in both females and males. Also, their eggs are fertilized externally. 

300

Define microscopic anatomy.

Microscopic anatomy makes use of technology such as microscopes to examine miniscule structures of a body invisible to the human eye; some general structures researched are cells, and molecules. 

300

Why are certain habitats important for some species, but counterintuitive for others? State your reasoning. 

Relatively speaking, the reason why certain habitats are perfect for some and the complete opposite for others is quite a simple reason. This is because for each species the habitat is suited to factors such as adequate food, living conditions, and reproduction. So while one may be perfect for one species, it could be inhospitable for another. 

300

Describe the common behavior and mannerisms of the common turtle in ethological terms. What are some key characteristics?

Turtles are often quiet, shy, and display a keen intelligence. They are generally very sensitive to loud noises, vibrations, and sudden bright lights.

400

What are common components of an organism's body in relation to animal physiology? State three examples and describe why. 

The nervous, immune, respiratory, and circulatory systems are key focuses in animal physiology. The reason why these are the main focuses in regards to physiology is because they relate to the physical, biochemical, and mechanical processes that work together in tandem. These are present in all living organisms. 

400

Why is understanding the anatomy of animals important? Does this have any real world application? Explain your reasoning.

Understanding anatomy is important specifically because it relates to the physical well-being of animals, and humans. Yes, anatomy does have real world application, this ranges natural wildlife all the way to the livestock industry. Anatomy essentially gives a specific roadmap of every part of any given creature.

400

What specific type of habitat destruction relates to indirect means of pollution, climate change, and invasive species?

Habitat Degradation.   

400

Define imprinting. Is it a part of ethology? Why or why not? Illustrate your answers. 

Imprinting is a subcategory in the study of ethology. It is described as the action of a young animal (e.g., newborn bird) recognizes another person or animal, as trustworthy. Or in other terms, as their parent. It is a category of ethology because it consist and displays specific mannerisms and behavior of animals. 

500

How is physiology applied in the real world, specifically regarding animals? Support your argument. 

Physiology is applied many times in the real world. In the most rudimentary cases, it relates to the welfare and state of many animals ranging from the common house pet, all the way to cows and mass industry goods production. Simply put, understanding physiology gives a lot of input to all sorts of information of the interworking's regarding animals, and even us as humans as well. 

500

How does evolution relate to animal anatomy? Can we discover differences in species over time through evolution? Support your reasoning.

Evolution directly relates in animal anatomy through evolutionary changes in the anatomy over time. Differences in anatomy through evolution can be discovered through the study of comparative anatomy. This is where they study differences and similarities found within evolutionary changes regarding physical anatomy. 

500

How does habitat destruction relate to the many current endangered/extinct species, and what are the main causes of habitat destruction?

There are many adverse outcomes with habitat destruction. By destroying or removing an habitat, you are effectively removing the living quarters of an species. This results in population decline, endangerment, and even extinction in extreme instances. Some examples of habitat destruction today is pollution, deforestation, and invasive species. 

500

What is the specific type of predation that involves two organisms with a host that provides nutrition and space for the growth and reproduction of another species that is mutually beneficial to the host?

Mutualism. 

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