Flashcards in Locomotion Lecture 21 Deck (8)
What are the advantages of an aquatic environment?
Requires less energy to move through the water
Gravity is less in water
What is the disadvantage of an aquatic environment
Skin (friction) and form (drag) slows down
What is the advantage of an terrestrial environment?
Adapted to locomotion (bipedalism
What is the disadvantage of a terrestrial environment?
Terrestrial animals require a strong skeleton and powerful muscle for locomotion
What are the advantages of flying species?
Very light in weight bodies to minimise the effects of gravity
Wings which have a large surface area
What are the disadvantages of flying species
How they overcome the effect of gravity by flying
Describe muscle as engines
Device that can harness energy from some substance (food) and convert it into a usable form