Day: July 7, 2017

Parasites

Parasites

Parasites

07/07/17

“Do some organisms require the suffering of another to survive?”

 

One of the most important factors for the survival of organisms is to be able to obtain nutrients. Some obtain it through absorbing sunlight, some through consuming other creatures. And all organisms also need a habitat  (a place to live). But some organisms are quite special in the fact that their living food source and habitat are one in the same. Specifically, they live by stealing nutrients from a hosting animal. These animals are known as parasites and can be found all over the world, from mites on your hairs to tapeworms in a stomach