• What would happen if a species within a population were suddenly split into 2 groups by an earthquake that creates a physical barrier like a canyon?
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Animals and humans reproduce offspring, all year round. Separation is usually the furthest thing from our minds. But, mother natural can always turn anyone’s world upside down. For Example, What if a really bad earthquake hit, and caused the ground to split and drift far away from one another? Many species would be isolated from their families and environments.
• Hypothesis/Predicted Outcome
• A species is defined as a group of organisms that are able to interbreed to produce fertile and viable offspring under natural conditions. (Audesirk, (2008), slide 1). If a species is separated from its own, reproduction would be very low. Not only would reproduction be low, the living conditions would be altered. Why would the conditions be altered? They would be altered due to the environment. For Example: If one side drifts up north where it is cold, that species would have to adjust to that environment. Their bodies and ways of living would naturally adjust to the climate. The impact over time would have allowed the species evolve an