According to the BBC, an animal can physiologically adapt to a new habitat. For example, a fox may adapt to extreme heat in order to survive in the environment. Most animals physiologically adapt by developing means for ... More »

A physiological adaptation is when an individual has a systemic response to an external stimulus, with the intent to remain in its homeostasis. Physiological adaptations differ from evolutionary adaptations because they ... More »

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One example of adaptation exhibited by oysters is their hard shell, which protects the mollusks from predators. Additionally, as inhabitants of the harsh intertidal zone, where the temperature and water levels fluctuate,... More »

An example of an endothermic animal would be a dog and an ectothermic animal would be a snake. Endothermic animals must generate their own heat to stay warm and ectothermic animals can warm up using outside sources like ... More »

An adaptation is defined by National Geographic as a genetic change in the structure or habits of an organism to allow it to survive, protect itself and reproduce in its environment. Physical adaptations, such as plants ... More »

All species of plankton have adaptations that include flat bodies, lateral spines, oil droplets and floats filled with gas. Other adaptations include sheaths that are made of a gel-like substance and ion replacement. The... More »

Adaptations of buffalo include a specially segmented stomach to help digest tough plant material, an elongated tongue, a heightened sense of hearing and smell, a hump and large low-set head and a thick coat. Buffalo also... More »