Frozen Fish Uses Sun To Thaw Out After Winter Hibernation
Not only human love to enjoy the warm weather, the sun, the sweet breeze and the loving atmosphere in the air that spring brings. Animals enjoy it too. Especially, the animals who hibernate at winter. Check this fish enjoying the sun after a long, cold winter.
These fish were frozen in a state of hibernation all winter. The one on the top aligns itself with the sun to "thaw out" and come back to life now that spring has arrived. If you look closely, you will see another still frozen in hibernation. By the next day, they will all be swimming around like nothing ever happened. During the state of hibernation, they will not eat for months slowing there body to a catatonic state. Like clockwork, they awaken in spring and start their reproduction cycle around Easter. Isn't nature amazing?
Winter can be a tricky time. With falling temperatures, many ponds become very motionless. Sometimes the change is so drastic it may appear the lake is experiencing a fish kill and the fish are dead, but they are not. They are in a state of hibernation. So what is going on? Why is there such an extreme change in winter?
Luckily, they are just cold, and when the water temperature falls, so does their metabolism. This means that the fish need far less caloric consumption to survive during the winter. Their bodies are made for these kinds of changes and harsh winters and low temperatures.
Fish are cold-blooded animals, and their rates of digestion increment in hotter water temperatures as their breath rates increase in warmer temperatures fish utilize more oxygen. Numerous oceanic animal species are likewise less dynamic—some even rest during the winter.
Fish are one of the oldest animal family in the world, which means they rule the world! They were on Earth even before dinosaurs, and they still thrive, which pretty amazing. They don’t have lungs, and they breathe by taking oxygen from the water by their mouths and passes over their gills, and that makes them so different from other animals.