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    Do Hydrothermal vents emit toxic substances?


    Also, I was asked this question:

    How are organisms that live around hydrothermal vents adapted?

    For the former I asnwered yes and the latter, I said that they may have a large surface area:body mass ratio because the water may be very hot, ergo increasing their body temperature. Having a large surface area would allow them to lose heat moer quickly should their temperature become too high.

    Is this correct? Please help.
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    Yes, them.

    Do Hydrothermal vents emit toxic substances?


    Also, I was asked this question:

    How are organisms that live around hydrothermal vents adapted?

    For the former I asnwered yes and the latter, I said that they may have a large surface area:body mass ratio because the water may be very hot, ergo increasing their body temperature. Having a large surface area would allow them to lose heat moer quickly should their temperature become too high.

    Is this correct? Please help.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrothermal_vent
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    (Original post by AtomicMan)

    For the former I asnwered yes and the latter, I said that they may have a large surface area:body mass ratio because the water may be very hot, ergo increasing their body temperature. Having a large surface area would allow them to lose heat moer quickly should their temperature become too high.

    Is this correct? Please help.
    I would say that the enzymes they use can work at higher temperatures to stop them becoming denatured.
 
 
 
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