To survive winter, some amphibians hibernate by freezing themselves.
Surviving winter poses a challenge for cold-blooded creatures. Some amphibians, however, have adapted a unique hibernation strategy: freezing.
At Ottawa University, biochemist Kenneth Storey and his lab are attempting to unlock some of the mysteries of freeze-tolerant frogs and insects, among other organisms. One of Storey’s goals is to learn how cryo-hearty amphibians could inform the way organs are transported for humans in need of transplants.
Click on the image below to discover how amphibians auto-freeze and why climate change could affect them.
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