Turtles Survive Being Frozen
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A baby North American painted turtle. It and the rest of its clutch have only just hatched. But it’s late in the year and the chill of winter has already begun. If the hatchlings clambered out of their hole now, they would find nothing to eat. So they stay where they are. The temperature will fall to minus 10 degrees. Ice crystals grow around the babies and even inside their bodies, but their tissues are protected by a kind of antifreeze.
This would kill any mammal or bird. They remain in this deep freeze for up to six months. But spring comes at last. The ice melts around them and eventually within them. Slowly they begin to come to life. It takes quite a time for them to become fully functional but eventually they’re ready to face the outside world. So by allowing their bodies to cool they have avoided the hard times.
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