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Steph_Rawr352

  • 4 years ago

How can the salinity of a body of water affect the organisms that live in it?

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  1. rebeccaskell94
    • 4 years ago
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    Too much salt can kill a fish lols

  2. furan143
    • 4 years ago
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    salinity makes the water denser which in turn help in floating (dead sea) . it also triggers osmosis by which water will be removed from the fish's body. higher salinity means higher mineral content this is all i know

  3. Steph_Rawr352
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    thanks again(:

  4. Calliope
    • 4 years ago
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    Low salinity can also have an impact on many organisms. If you look at micro-organisms that live in fresh water, they all(?) have contractile vacuoles. These look a lot like food vacuoles, but if you watch a living Paramecium or Amoeba under the microscope, sooner or later the vacuole will disappear and then reappear again a short time later. Do you have any idea what the purpose of these contractile vacuoles might be?

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