Anatomy of Dolphins. Insights Into Body Structure and by Bruno Cozzi, Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut A Oelschläger

By Bruno Cozzi, Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut A Oelschläger

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into physiology and Function is an actual, specified, absolutely illustrated, descriptive, and functionally orientated textual content at the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It makes a speciality of a couple of delphinid species, with keynotes on vital dolphin-like genera, reminiscent of the harbor porpoise. It additionally serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing traits and emphases in molecular biology and genetics.

The authors percentage their life-long services on marine mammals in a number of disciplines. Written as a group instead of being ready as a set of separate contributions, the result's a uniform and accomplished variety, giving all of the varied issues applicable house. Many colour figures, which use the authors’ entry to extensive collections of exact dolphin and whale fabric, around out this unheard of delivering to the field.

  • Includes top of the range illustrations, drawings, halftone art, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, functionality, and morphology
  • Facilitates schooling and coaching of scholars of all simple study and technologies devoted to marine biology and the treatment of marine mammals
  • Brings jointly the present wisdom and data in this subject, together with these in vague earlier or non-English guides, or scattered briefly chapters in volumes
  • Covers a couple of delphinid species and serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing traits in molecular biology and genetics

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11 Horizontal section through the dorsal fin of a bottlenose dolphin showing the periarterial venous retes in the center and superficial veins. 12 Overview of dermal ridges of a dolphin. (Redrawn by Uko Gorter after Geraci, 1986) appear like a typical heat exchanger and thus it is thought that these plexus function in the body’s temperature regulation. Incidentally, these vessels in the tail and flippers serve as the most useful sites for venipuncture. The skin of dolphins is richly innervated.

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Their streamlined shape is the ultimate evolutionary adaptation of complex organisms that have reverted to a liquid environment, and involves striking changes in skeletal anatomy. 1) and the structure and organization of its components is almost the same as in terrestrial mammals, but each element is specifically shaped for the aqueous environment and some parts— markedly the hind limbs—are missing. , 2007). The tightly woven osseous matrix has a moderate-to-low overall density (Felts and Spurrell, 1965, 1966; Felts, 1966), although some bones have an incredible density (see the following discussion concerning bone density).

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