Question Sheet: Sea Giants and Island Pygmies
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of an animal being large?
- Give an example of how animals adapt to their environments.
- What is the island rule, and how does it work?
- What happens to the typical size of snails in deep versus shallow water?
- Describe in your own words two possible explanations of why the island rule
might be true.
- Why does McClain consider the food-based theory unique and useful?
- How has McClain's research expanded the ap...
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