Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 44 - 44.1 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Fur not only insulates from heat loss but also from water loss through the skin.

Work Step by Step

Many animals utilize evaporative cooling on the skin. Exposure to sun and wind can increase the rate of evaporation, which in turn requires the intake of more water to stay hydrated and cool.
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