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Adaptations in Snowshoe Hares

APBIO-JBP41E

A population of snowshoe hare rabbits lives in a particular region of the arctic tundra that experiences high winds, extremely cold temperatures, and receives very little snow. Their main predator is nocturnal and hunts by sound.

Which of the following mutations would best be classified as an adaptation in this population of snowshoe hares?

A

Longer and more vascularized ears.

B

Being less active in the day and more active at night.

C

A dense undercoat of fur beneath a longer top coat of fur.

D

A fur coloration pattern that allows them to visually camouflage with their surroundings.