In terms of maintaining water and electrolyte balance, which statement best compares a jellyfish and a tuna, both of which live in seawater?

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The jellyfish is an osmoconformer with tissues isotonic relative to its environment; the tuna is an osmoregulator with tissues hypotonic relative to its environment.

The jellyfish's tissues are hypotonic relative to its environment, and the tuna's tissues are hypertonic; both are osmoregulators.

The tissues of both animals are hypotonic relative to their environment, so both animals are osmoregulators.

The tissues of both animals are isotonic relative to their environment, so both animals are osmoconformers.

 

asked Dec 31, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The jellyfish is an osmoconformer with tissues isotonic relative to its environment; the tuna is an osmoregulator with tissues hypotonic relative to its environment.

 

answered Dec 31, 2012 by Panda ~Expert~ (1,557 points)

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