To Arctic Animals, Time of Day Really Doesn’t Matter

by Rebecca on March 15, 2010

in Animals in the News

 In the far northern reaches of the Arctic, day versus night often doesn’t mean a whole lot. During parts of the year, the sun does not set; at other times, it’s just the opposite. A new study reported online on March 11th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, shows that Arctic reindeer have come up with a solution to living under those extreme conditions: They’ve abandoned use of the internal clock that drives the daily biological rhythms in other organisms. Read the full story at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100311123516.htm

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