Under the Microscope: Why do animals hibernate?
Hibernation is a response to the ecological imperatives of winter. Like humans, animals require a relatively stable internal temperature for their cells to function properly – even cold-blooded ... Why don't all animals in the temperate world do it?
Dinosaurs Are Not Cold-Blooded Reptiles
Somehow the word stuck, but changed to be a more general term referring to the whole group of prehistoric animals ... cold-blooded is not exactly what it sounds like. Cold-blooded species do best in hotter environments. They typically move slowly, if at ...
Dinosaurs weren't warm-blooded, study suggests
Being warm-blooded or endothermic has allowed mammals to do well in cold environments ... growth rates of living animals to those of dinosaurs. "Dinosaurs really fell in the middle between reptiles and mammals," Grady said. All dinosaurs were in that ...
Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Cold-Blooded, Warm-Blooded Mix
Most animals are one or the other ... Grady thinks the "not too hot, not too cold" lifestyle was a useful adaptation by dinosaurs. After all, they evolved into a world already populated with big, slow — cold-blooded — reptiles. "You know, if you ...
Dinosaurs Weren't Warm Or Cold Blooded?
Turns out dinosaurs weren’t the cold-blooded ... have a lot to do with why dinosaurs ruled the world for as long as they did. “Mesothermic” animals still live among us today. Leatherback turtles, tuna, and great white sharks all have mesothermic ...