One adaptation that enables an animal species to survive despite predation by other species is effective camouflage. ...

Sidrah on August 21, 2019

Please explain

Why is C the correct answer?

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Shunhe on January 1 at 02:30AM

Hi @Sidra,

There's a discrepancy here we need to solve. Some animals which have survived for a long time with black-and-white coloration that doesn't seem to provide effective camouflage. Not only that, but they don't have other adaptations to counteract predation. How are they surviving? (C) gives a potential explanation. (C) tells us that predators don't see colors and patterns the same way we humans do, and when we describe the black-and-white coloration, we clearly do so from a human perspective. If, for example, predatory species only see in black-and-white and fail to perceive certain patterns, the black-and-white coloration of the prey may be sufficient to enable it to blend into its surroundings from the viewpoint of these predators, even if we humans think that they provide no camouflage effect. Hope this helps!

on June 13 at 02:57AM

Can you please explain how the passages indicate that the black and white coloration is seen from a Human perspective? Can you please rephrase "have endured for a long time with black-and-white coloration " Thank you