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How do marine creatures adapt to high pressure at great depths?

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Marine creatures adapt to high pressure at great depths in several ways. They may have flexible bodies that can withstand pressure changes, specialized organs that help regulate internal pressure, and adaptations in their cell structure to prevent damage. Some deep-sea creatures also have unique molecules in their cells that stabilize proteins and membranes under high pressure conditions. Additionally, their metabolic rates may be lower to conserve energy in the extreme deep-sea environment.
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