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CategoriesNooks and also cranniesYesteryearSemantic enigmasThe body beautifulRed tape, white liesSpeculative scienceThis sceptred isleRoot of every evilEthical conundrumsThis sporting lifeStage and also screenBirds and the bees BIRDS and also THE BEESHow long deserve to a fish live out of water?john feather, hebden leg UK Mudskippers can for life, lung fish can survive the drying up of their water hole. Descendants of fish deserve to and likewise read The Guardian Brian Robinson, Brentwood Essex Amphibians prefer The Telegraph. Robert del Valle, Detroit USA A fish"s respiratory tract system allows it to spend its whole life in water. It does not call for to come to the surface ar of water generally to breathe air. The gets important oxygen forced to live in, from water with tiny blood vessels spread over the surface area of its gill and also not indigenous air. Though some fish have the right to breathe top top land acquisition oxygen native air, most of the fish, when taken out of water, suffocate and die. This is because gill arches of fish collapse, when taken the end of water, leaving the blood ship no much longer exposed to oxygen in air. Moreover, the cannot move when taken out of water and also does not get food and escape native enemies. Biswanath Bhattacharjee, Bhadreshwar, Hooghly, West Bengal, India India add your answer

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