The platypus lives only in the Australian tropical rainforest by rivers and streams. They search for worms, shellfish, and crustaceans. Platypuses keep their eyes closed underwater but they have sensors on their bill that can detect small electric currents produced by their prey. Platypuses dig burrows that they live in located in the banks of streams.
Platypuses would need many adaptations to live through climate change. First, Instead of living dirt burrows near freshwater, they would have to live in sand tunnels on the beach near the ocean. Then, to defend themselves, they might grow claws because the fish are stronger in the ocean. Next, their bills will be able to sense electric currents more clearly. After that, their webbed feet would grow and get stronger so they can swim faster. Finally, they would turn the color of the sand so they blend in.
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