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Name: Miodrag
Status: student
Grade: other
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: Serbia
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
I was wondering: as we know, some fish live in seas and oceans - in salt water. Why isn't their meat salty then?



Replies:
Salt water animals have adaptations that allow them to either keep out the excess salt or eliminate the excess salt from their bodies.

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