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Name the red pigment which carries oxygen in the blood. (b) Why is it necessary to separate oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in mammals and birds?

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(a) Name the red pigment which carries oxygen in the blood.

(b) Why is it necessary to separate oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in mammals and birds?

(c) How many chambers are there in the heart of:

(i) an amphibian, (ii) a mammal, and (iii) a fish?

(d) Describe the circulatory system in a fish.

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(a) Haemoglobin.

(b) It is necessary to separate the oxygenated blood from mixing with deoxygenated blood as mammals and birds have high energy needs because they constantly require energy to maintain their body temperature.

(c) (i) Three chambered heart.

(ii) Four chambered heart.

(iii) Two chambered heart.

(d) The fish has a two chambered heart. Oxygenation of the blood takes place in the gills. The oxygenated blood from the gills is supplied to the body parts of the fish where oxygen is utilized and carbon dioxide enters into it making it deoxygenated. The deoxygenated blood returns to the heart to be pumped into gills again.

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