Homepage

Green Articles

Recycling
Gardening
Saving Energy
Around the Home
Renewable energy
Green Thinking
Climate Change
Green Energy
Making Your Own Energy
Green News

Green Products

Green Tariffs
Green Credit Cards
Green Savings Accounts
Low energy products
Water Meters
Plastic Alternatives
Solar Panels
Green Business
Green Product Directory

Green Forums

Forums
A Green Home
Future Technologies
Gardening
Recycling
Energy Forum
The Weather

Green Household

Carbon Footprint Calculator
About Us
Promote your Company
Contact us
Privacy Policy
Homepage

Crocodiles And A Warmer Environment

Crocodiles as we all know are cold blooded. And they also spend a lot of time in and around water. Those are things we know, so what will happen when global warming kicks in and by extension, the water itself warms up?

Well crocodiles do a lot of long dives spending a lot of time underwater before surfacing for air, and this is important for them to be able to find food, and also indeed in order to get away from their predators.

Now, because their metabolic rate goes up when it is warm around them - in warm water - then it also follows that their body uses up their oxygen more quickly.

What this means is that they are not able to dive and stay underwater for as long a period of time. At the moment this happens naturally with them diving for less time for instance in the summer when their rate rises due to the warmth; whilst in the winter they will make longer dives.

So in the future if temperatures rise then they will not be able to dive for as long and that could compromise their ability both to find food and in addition their ability to avoid predators, so it could be that global warming will be particularly bad for crocodiles.

Date published: 23 Jul 2010

More Green Household Related Articles

Sewage Plants That Generate Energy
Green Electricity Tariffs
Tips On Making The Most Of Your Solar Energy
Selling Eggs And Keeping Chickens
Getting Computers To Use Less Energy