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Webmaster Posted 02-Sep-2014 11:47


From Science Daily and New York Times on 02-Sep-2014 11:47

Scientists who studied long-lived diving birds, which represent valuable models to examine aging in the wild, found that blood oxygen stores, resting metabolism and thyroid hormone levels all declined with age, although diving performance did not. Apparently, physiological changes do occur with age in long-lived species, but they may have no detectable effect on behavioral performance.

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