• anonymous
A fish that normally lives in salty water is placed in a tank containing fresh water. What do you think will happen to the cells of the fish? The cells will become healthier because of the pure water. The cells might shrink and cause the fish to die. The cells might swell and burst. There will be no effect on the cells.
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  • anonymous
Long: First of all, lets eliminate the easy ones. Just think if a animal in the artic moved to the desert... Something would happen; so its not D. And I don't think it would be A either. So we are left with B and C... Well, water is absorbed by salt. Cells = water. Saltwater fish have adapted to this by becoming more hypotonic, which allows more water to flow through their body faster and they have also adapted to carry more water in their cells. Freshwater happen to be not, so the salt will absorb their water in the cells and eventually ending the fish's life. Short: You thought

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