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Posts tagged cold-blooded

October 9, 2013

 

crocodile under the water

The Ultimate Animal Survivor: Crocodiles

Unlike their contemporaries the dinosaurs, crocodiles managed to survive whatever killed off their Jurassic cousins. So what accounts for their longevity?

July 30, 2013

 

snake on the jungle floor

Staying Warm

You probably already know that humans are warm-blooded, while creatures like snakes are cold-blooded. Scientists prefer the terms endothermic and ectothermic.

February 17, 2012

 

crocodile in water

Crocodiles Swam The Atlantic

Crocodiles are built for survival and that's how they swam the Atlantic.

March 29, 2011

 

reptile

What Do “Cold Blooded” And “Warm Blooded” Mean?

Scientists dislike using the terms "cold blooded" and "warm blooded."

December 2, 2004

 

Methuselah Insect

What insect has the longest life span of them all? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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