Monthly Archives: June 2012

Listen to the songs that dassies sing

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I didn’t realise just how interesting dassies are! Searching for their latin names for my keywords in my photography portfolio opened up a fascinating world. The information below was copied from two websites. They also have an unusual method of temperature regulation for mammals, but that … Continue reading

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Not too hot and not too cold: temperature regulation in premature babies. (Part 2)

The ins & outs of keeping a  premature  baby warm We will discuss the difficult problem of heat regulation in the preterm human baby because the principles illustrated will help us understand heat regulation in small & large animals in hot & cold environments. Before … Continue reading

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Not too hot & not too cold: temperature regulation in animals (part 1)

The geographical distribution of animals reflects the temperature gradients they can survive in The optimal temperature range can differ markedly in various species and the animals have developed various biochemical, physiological and behavioral  adaptations to maintain their optimal temperature as the … Continue reading

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