Essays Tagged: "Hibernation"

Melatonin and the Pineal Gland

heavy coats. By slowing down and speeding up their metabolisms, it tells them when to fatten up for hibernation, and when to wake up from hibernation in the spring. Melatonin is the hormone tha ...

(9 pages) 73 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

"The American Alligator" its diet, mating habits, predators, and daily rituals.

unique way of controlling its blood temperature. The American Alligator mates when it comes out of hibernation and lays its eggs soon there after. It is an endangered species because of the human bei ... een the ages of 6 and 10. Males are sexually mature at about 8 or 9 feet. Mating happens as soon as hibernation is over. So it normally happens during April and May. Mating lasts for 2 or 3 hours. Aft ...

(3 pages) 36 1 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biome Desert and Food Chain

ms survive periods when water is not available by becoming spores or seeds, or by becoming dormant (hibernation or estivation). Some plants can survive for many years as seeds. Insects and unicellular ...

(7 pages) 88 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


her, they hide in cool places and in cold weather they hide and enter and inactive state similar to hibernation.Reptiles produce amniotic eggs which maintain a suitably moist environment for the devel ...

(1 pages) 25 0 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Australian ecotherms and endotherms

tion Type of adaptationEchidna's living in cold regions hibernate during the winter Hibernation is used to keep the animal's body temperature constantly warm by removing itself from th ... /operates eg. Production of hormones, sweatingBehavioural- relates to the way an animal responds eg hibernation, burrowing A distinguishing feature between ectotherms and endotherms is that end ...

(5 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Why The Brave Ones Stinks Worse Than My Gym Socks

of the story. If you have read the story you probably noticed it has less zip than a grizzly during hibernation. I will discuss what makes it so boring by explaining the five points above.The first pr ...

(5 pages) 364 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

A Close Reading

e harvest's done" meaning the time of year is late autumn, when animals have finished preparing for hibernation and humans have harvested most crops.The third stanza is the last in which we hear of th ...

(4 pages) 15 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry