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Scientists Finally Have Evidence That Frigatebirds Sleep While Flying
According to a new study, the birds can stay aloft for weeks by power napping in ten-second bursts.



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Okay I did not know that frig's can't swim ... this article blew me away. What's even cooler is that they have power naps when flying. I would be a little concerned about them smacking into things like a high rise or something but these big cool birds are never near us.


I loved reading this article Sweet P! There were so many things I didn't know about one of my favorite birds ever! Thanks for sharing.
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Okay I did not know that frig's can't swim ... this article blew me away. What's even cooler is that they have power naps when flying. I would be a little concerned about them smacking into things like a high rise or something but these big cool birds are never near us.


I loved reading this article Sweet P! There were so many things I didn't know about one of my favorite birds ever! Thanks for sharing.

You are quite welcome, Mr. Peepers! I enjoyed this article as well, especially with learning that the frigatebird can sleep in minute bursts with half a brain dozing, while the other half is awake. What bothered me, though, was how the data was obtained. The science researchers operated on the sampled frigatebirds to "plug in" the small data devices into their brains.
Invasive experimentation on test subjects -- whether human or animal -- simply rubs me the wrong way. The only time I can laugh at using birbs for Science is in Robot Chicken on [adult swim]


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