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Is there such thing as “meters per calorie” for living organisms?

I'm interested in learning if there's some way of quantifying the organism's metabolic efficiency associated with movement. It seems to me that some organisms would be more efficient than others at ...
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What marine animals exhibit deep hibernation/aestivation?

Do marine animals exhibit deep hibernation/aestivation as land-based creatures do? If not, Why?
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Is there a relationship between efficiency of cellular metabolism and warm-blooded-ness?

My BIO 101 book states that when human cells convert glucose to ATP, the process is only approx 35% efficient, and much of the potential energy is lost as heat. However, that heat is useful to us in ...