Kitt020912
How do marine vertebrates (such as fish, and amphibians) breathe in water?
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Kitt020912
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I know gills, right? But I feel like there's more to it then just that.
melody16
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they get the oxygen from the water.
Kitt020912
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hydrogen and oxygen, right? Hence \(H _{2}O\) ?
melody16
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yesss, it seems logic
Kitt020912
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True, thanks. c:
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@thomaster o-O
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Quel est le problème?
Kitt020912
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I need a more in depth explanation and a source behind it.
Kitt020912
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Pouvez-vous m'aider? Bien sur, vous pouvez, vous pouvez toujours lol.
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you mean how to gills work? :P
Kitt020912
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Yeah, something like that lol.
thomaster
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It's works similar to lungs.
exept there's water instead of air.
The gill surface has capillaries. the oxygen in the water diffuses into the blood in the capillaries.
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source: campbell biology 9th edition page 963 figure 42.23
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Kitt020912
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I thought it said caterpillars. Cx