The major difference between water and land habitats is that land habitats use the earth’s surface as a medium and do not provide greater support to the body while water habitats use water as a medium and provide greater support to their bodies than air.
|1. There is more oxygen in the air.||1. There is less oxygen in the water.|
|2. Dissolved substances are not present in Land Habitats.||2. Dissolved substances are present in water, for example, different kinds of salt.|
|3. Temperature changes more rapidly (drastic) in the terrestrial environment.||3. Temperature does not change more rapidly (drastically) in this environment.|
|4. Land habitat provides a great variety of cover and shelter.||4. Water habitat does not provide a such great variety of cover and shelter as the Land Habitat.|
|5. Earth’s surface, as a medium, does not provide greater support to the body.||5. Water, as a medium, provides greater support to the body than air.|
|6. Land provides a greater variety of breeding places than water.||6. Water does not provide a greater variety of breeding places.|