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Posts tagged cold environments

December 1, 2005

 

Torpor

Did you know that many small animals that stay in cold environments during the winter go into a brief daily hibernation-like state? Scientists call it torpor. Torpor allows the animals to lower their body temperatures greatly, and their breathing and heart rate are so slow you can barely tell they’re alive. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fish Antifreeze

In this Moment of Science, we discuss fish that do not freeze even in very cold water.

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