In the future with the rise in polar temperatures and increased sea levels, much of the current land will become underwater ecosystems. Due to these changes, river creatures like the Giant River Otter of the South American rainforest will have to adapt to an ecosystem without land. The Giant Otter is designed to live on both land and water so the anatomy of the otters hind legs and feet would adapt to the water and its tail would become more paddle-like. Its face and hands would adapt to the available food sources and its fur would become more dense due to changing water temperatures. Good eyesight and whiskers would help int he location of food and change of currents. These small changes and adaptations would help the Giant River Otter to continue to survive even in a submerged rainforest ecosystem.
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