January 5 – ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY Welcome to your January 5 - ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY Choose the correct statement (s) with respect to desert biome.1. Deserts located at higher altitude and at a greater distance from equator are cold compared to those located nearer to equator.2. Concentrated urine excretion is a form of desert adaptation.3. Neutral to highly acidic pH is characteristic of temperate desert soil. A. 1,2 only B. 2,3 only C. 1,3 only D. 2 only If you are a deep sea diver arrange the order in which you will find these organism when you move from top to bottom of an aquatic ecosystem.1. Periphyton2. Neuston3. Benthos4. Plankton A. 1,2,4,3 B. 2,1,3,4 C. 2,1,3,4 D. 4,1,2,3 Choose the correct statement (s).1. Polar Stratospheric Cloud coupled with CFCs result in predominant destruction of ozone in Antarctica.2. Longevity of polar vortex in Antarctica causes increased destruction of ozone in North Pole when compared to the South Pole. A. 1 only B. 2 only C. 1,2 D. None of the above Which among the following heavy metal popularly used in batteries and mobile phones is the cause for Minamata Disease? A. Lead B. Cadmium C. Mercury D. Barium Recently coral bleaching has been reported to cause major ecological damage to wetland ecosystems. Which among the following factors could result in coral bleaching?1. Irradiance by Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR).2. Subaerial exposure.3. Elevated sea water temperature.4. Freshwater dilution. A. 2,3 only B. 2,4 only C. 1,3 only D. All the above Time is Up!