Elevated stress levels for seals living in fear of sharks
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of Miami and features a look at the stress levels of animals who live under constant fear of predation.
While a little stress might keep you on your toes, prolonged exposure to stress hormones like cortisol have been linked to long term health problems.
A team of researchers set out to test the Predation Stress Hypothesis, which suggests that animals living under risk of attack experience elevated levels of stress hormones.
Video Credit: University of Miami, Footage provided by Discovery Channel/Airjaws: Night Stalker, Jeff Kurr/Shark Entertainment Edit: Waterlust