Adaptation of plants and animals at the Mediterranean

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Adaptation of plants
and animals at the
Mediterranean climate
By Lucas Echegaray & Mateo Sánchez
Adaptation of plants
 The irregular rains and hot summers make the Mediterranean climate a hard place plants to live
in.
 Mediterranean plants are often adapted to conserve water and survive summer drought.
Adaptation of animals
 Able to survive to hot, dry summers and are less able to cope with the cooler, wet winters.
 The Iberian lynx has tufted ears, long legs, short tail… It’s a very specialized hunter that has certain
adaptations to have the ability to catch and kill small preys.
Pines
 Its deep roots reach deep water to stand drought and to maintain strong winds.
 Its needles are made to conserve humidity. They are small and thin, reducing the surface area available for
evaporation.
 Its thick bark, which helps protect you from the flames. Its branches are usually higher than the earth, so
the fire cannot reach the needles (photosynthesis).
The rabbit
 Its ears are to become the air- conditioning of the animal. Large ears radiate heat , which facilitates the selftemperature control . They also allow the rabbits can hear their predators , providing extra time to escape.
 Its legs allow them to move through soft surfaces such as sand or mud. This is especially helpful when they
are escaping from predators.
The rabbit
 Its teeth never stop growing and they allow them to
chew and gnaw hard floors and maintain a vegan
diet, this adaptation is important when the area they
live in is full of hard vegetation.
 Its small tail is during the escape from predators in
vegetated areas, a long bushy tail controls their
movements.
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