Cara J. Lowe

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Specialization to a particular environment is one of the main factors used to explain species distributions. Antarctic fishes are often cited as a classic example to illustrate the specialization process and are regarded as the archetypal stenotherms. Here we show that the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki has retained the capacity to compensate for(More)
The thermal sensitivity of scope for activity was studied in the Antarctic nototheniid fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki. The scope for activity of P. borchgrevinki at 0°C was 189 mg O2 kg−1 h−1 (factorial scope 6.8) which is similar to that of temperate and tropical species at their environmental temperatures, providing no evidence for metabolic cold(More)
The Antarctic notothenioids are among the most stenothermal of fishes, well adapted to their stable, cold and icy environment. The current study set out to investigate the thermal sensitivity/insensitivity of heart rate and ventral aortic blood pressure of the Antarctic nototheniid fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki over a range of temperatures. The heart rate(More)
This article describes a unique, self-initiated scheme for the installation of a new boiler at Chorley and District Hospital fueled by waste. The system described is applicable to smaller sites and, since it answers many of the traditional incineration/heat recovery problems, the principle employed is relevant for all sizes of plant. Several Regional Health(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) spreading to the pancreas is rare and, when it does occur, is most often detected as a late finding at autopsy. We report the first case of HCC initially presenting as a pancreatic mass. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a 7-cm mass in the dome of the liver and a 3-cm pancreatic head mass causing biliary and duodenal(More)
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