Respiratory Regulation of Acid-Base Balance

The respiratory system can reduce blood pH by removing CO2 from the blood. Source: OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology The respiratory system contributes to the balance of acids and bases in the body by regulating the blood levels of carbonic acid. CO2 in the blood readily reacts with water to form carbonic … Continue reading Respiratory Regulation of Acid-Base Balance

The Regulation of Sodium and Potassium

Aldosterone, which is released by the adrenal gland, facilitates reabsorption of Na+ and thus the reabsorption of water. Source: OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology Sodium is reabsorbed from the renal filtrate, and potassium is excreted into the filtrate in the renal collecting tubule. The control of this exchange is governed principally by … Continue reading The Regulation of Sodium and Potassium

The Calcium

Face-centered cubic crystal structure for calciumSource: By Original PNGs by Daniel Mayer and DrBob, traced in Inkscape by User:Stannered - Cubic, face-centered.png: Lattice face centered cubic.svg:, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1735631 OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology About two pounds of calcium in your body are bound up in bone, which provides hardness to the bone and serves … Continue reading The Calcium

Images: Splash Zone Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

By: Monterey Bay Aquarium Discover a place where families can explore the ocean together. With over 45 interactive exhibits in English and Spanish, you can dive into a kelp forest, visit a coral reef kingdom or explore a rocky shore. Rockfish, sharks and penguins call these places home. Meet them in their magical worlds. Below … Continue reading Images: Splash Zone Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

Images: iViva Baja! and Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

By: Monterey Bay Aquarium iViva Baja!: The slithery. The scaly. The spectacularly showy. Discover incredible animals from land and sea in this special exhibition featuring creatures from the coastal habitats of Baja California. Life here thrives on the edge of sand and surf, where rugged desert coastline meets the sapphire waters of the Pacific. Tentacles: … Continue reading Images: iViva Baja! and Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

Images: Open Sea Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

By: Monterey Bay Aquarium Out to sea and on the go—life's in constant motion in the open ocean. Welcome to the Aquarium's largest exhibit, a place where tuna speed past, sardines swarm in huge, glittering schools, and sea turtles swim lazily across the 90-foot window. Nearby, colorful puffins await their next meal, and brilliant jellies … Continue reading Images: Open Sea Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

Images: Bay Habitat Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

By: Monterey Bay Aquarium Explore the waters of Monterey Bay, where sharks and sturgeon glide through the deep reef, 200-pound giant sea bass lumber among the reef pilings and flatfish nestle in the sandy seafloor. This hourglass-shaped exhibit is over 90 feet long, and highlights five different habitats beneath the bay and the amazing creatures … Continue reading Images: Bay Habitat Exhibit in Monterey Bay Aquarium

Images: Corals, Anemones, Bay Habitat Exhibits in Monterey Bay Aquarium, California

Wikipedia Monterey Bay Aquarium is a nonprofit public aquarium in Monterey, California. Known for its regional focus on the marine habitats of Monterey Bay, it was the first to exhibit a living kelp forest when it opened in October 1984. Its biologists have pioneered the animal husbandry of jellyfish and it was the first to successfully care for and display a great white shark. The organization's research and conservation efforts … Continue reading Images: Corals, Anemones, Bay Habitat Exhibits in Monterey Bay Aquarium, California