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Hi, your teacher is correct. Sorry I made a mistake due to a bad habit of mine to not read the question in full and to only read the end. Lesson learnt!

As the question is asking only specifically about about adaptations that helps penguins deal with the cold, only Caimei and Daud’s answers are relevant so the answer is 3.

Bernie’s statement is correct but irrelevant to how penguins deal with the cold.

Have edited my answer accordingly.

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Answer is 3.

Andy’s statement is incorrect since penguins are birds and breathe through lungs rather than gills.

Bernie’s statement is correct but irrelevant to how penguins deal with their cold environment. Penguins have a streamlined body shape (the head is much smaller than the body). Since penguins swim forwards with the head in front, the smaller surface area will reduce the amount of resistance it faces when swimming.

Caimei’s statement is correct as penguins’ feathers are densely packed (many feathers within a small surface area). Because their feathers are so dense, it looks like fur! These feathers (together with a layer of fat under their skin) help penguins to keep warm.

Daud’s statement is correct in that penguins will huddle together, forming groups to help each other keep warm. Forming these groups also prevents them from being blown away by the strong winds.

 

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…how penguins adapt to their COLD ENVIRONMENT.

How does having a streamlined body shape help penguins adapt to the cold environment? My teacher marked me wrong when I put the same answer as you after my Friend disagreed with my answer.Thanks.

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Hi, your teacher is correct. Sorry I made a mistake due to a bad habit of mine to not read the question in full and to only read the end. Lesson learnt!

As the question is asking only specifically about about adaptations that helps penguins deal with the cold, only Caimei and Daud’s answers are relevant so the answer is 3.

Bernie’s statement is correct but irrelevant to how penguins deal with the cold.

Have edited my answer accordingly.

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Thank you!

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