Who knew?

Just wanted to brighten your morning with a pretty unbelievable video that has nothing to with the Serengeti. Frogs freeze. That’s right. They don’t hibernate, they freeze.  I couldn’t embed this video from NOVA’s Science Now site, but just click here to watch!

I hope that rocks your morning as much as it rocked mine.

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About ali swanson

I'm an ecologist studying how large carnivores coexist. I spend way too much of my time trying to stop hyenas and elephants from munching my camera traps!

2 responses to “Who knew?”

  1. wildebeesty says :

    I was unable to see the video because I live in Guatemala 😦

    • ali swanson says :

      Oh no! I wish I could embed it somehow, but don’t seem to be able to. If you google cryogenic frogs, maybe you can see a similar video? Basically, they freeze. Properly freeze. Their hearts stop beating; it’s not just hibernation. I’m still unclear on HOW it works, but it’s pretty incredible.

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