Types of thermoregulation
There are two types of thermoregulation that are used by animals:
- physiological regulation: This is when an organism changes its physiology to regulate body temperature. For example, our body tends to sweat in order to cool our body down. Another example is when our bodies get cold, it likes to shiver so that the body can create some heat.
- behavorial regulation: This is when an organism changes its behavior to changes its body temperature. For example, when your body starts to get hot because of the sun, you may want to find a shade to cool yourself down.