Anusha Shankar, M.Sc.

Anusha Shankar, M.Sc.

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University

PhD candidate

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Hi Denny- great questions! We plan to publish the data, and make it publicly available. The scales are different because the bird on the left is in a state of torpor- it's dropped its metabolism down and allowed its body to become as cool as the outside air. The one on the right is asleep, with its body temperature kept up high. But its feathers are trapping most of that heat, so there's very few parts of the body that high temperature can show through from the skin (e.g. around its eye).
May 06, 2018
Do Hummingbirds Actually Sleep?
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So what happened to this experiment?!!! Does freezing the dough make it softer?
Mar 02, 2017
Does freezing cookie dough make the baked cookie softer?
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From one ornithologist to another, good luck!
Nov 18, 2016
Little penguins in a big city: How will St Kilda's little penguins cope with increased El Niño years?
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Thank you Aseem! We appreciate your support!
Nov 04, 2016
A Mother’s Work is Never Done: Using Thermal Imaging to Detect Torpor in Nesting Hummingbirds
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Maybe! Thanks for the support Abhi!!
Nov 04, 2016
A Mother’s Work is Never Done: Using Thermal Imaging to Detect Torpor in Nesting Hummingbirds
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