Physiology Assignment Sci 230

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Physiology Assignment
After many hours of research I found the animal I wanted to do this assignment with, unfortunately in all the research I went over there was not one image of the internal structures of this animal. The animal I chose was the camel the image I found closest to what was asked for in this assignment is located at http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/13244/1/1/how-to-draw-camels.htm, a terrible site for scientific information but it is a good image with labels.

The camel is an amazing animal that generally lives in dry desert environments, living in Africa and China. The Camel has several things within its body structure that helps it adapt to its environment. The first most noticeable is the hump upon its back, while most believe it to be filled with water it is actually a storage of fat that allows the camel to go up to 50 days without eating. The eye structure of the camel has helped it to adapt to desert conditions because there are two rows of eyelashes that protect the eye from sand and a secondary eyelid that closes from side to side to also help with the sand. A third amazing part of the camel’s body is the nostrils, the camels nostrils have the ability to open and close to keep sand from entering its air passages. A non-visible part of the camel that is unique to this species is the oval blood cells within its body. These blood cells allow for the camel to lose up to thirty percent of its bodily fluids and still survive, the oval-ness of the cells allows for the blood to continue flowing even when dehydrated. The camel can not only lose a lot of fluids it also has amazing ways of retaining fluids, they can raise their body temperature in high heat situations to keep themselves from sweating, they take every bit of moisture out of the vegetation they eat leaving them with concentrated urine and extremely dry feces. Their dry feces allow humans to use it as a fuel source as well as a fertilizer. The camel has two toes that are...
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