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Definition

Adaptation: any change in the structure or behavior of a species which helps it to become better fitted to survive and reproduce in its environment.

Hawaiian Translation: Ho‘oliliuwelo


Example

sea turtle

The Hawaiian green turtle

The Hawaiian green turtle has made an adaptation to its behavior.  Similar to humans, the turtles find isolated warm beaches to sunbathe.  There are several hypotheses for why they do this: to regulate their temperature, to rest and possibly for protection from tiger sharks.

Source: http://www.turtles.org/hawgrnd.htm


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