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, special, absolutely illustrated, descriptive, and functionally orientated textual content at the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It specializes in a couple of delphinid species, with keynotes on very important dolphin-like genera, equivalent to the harbor porpoise. It additionally serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing traits and emphases in molecular biology and genetics.

The authors proportion their life-long services on marine mammals in quite a few disciplines. Written as a workforce instead of being ready as a suite of separate contributions, the result's a uniform and finished kind, giving all of the various issues acceptable house. Many colour figures, which use the authors’ entry to extensive collections of precise dolphin and whale fabric, around out this remarkable providing to the field.

  • Includes fine quality illustrations, drawings, halftone paintings, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, functionality, and morphology
  • Facilitates schooling and coaching of scholars of all uncomplicated learn and technologies devoted to marine biology and the remedy of marine mammals
  • Brings jointly the present wisdom and data in this subject, together with these in vague previous or non-English courses, or scattered in brief chapters in volumes
  • Covers a couple of delphinid species and serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing tendencies in molecular biology and genetics

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White scars, so prominent on dolphins such as the Risso’s dolphin, are usually lacking the pigment. The main columnar cells of the stratum germinativum are attached in the dermis by numerous hemidesmosomes on the basal membrane and to each other by desmosomes. The cytoplasm is typical of mammalian germinatival cells containing numerous perinuclear mitochondria, rough endoplasmic reticulum, free ribosomes, Golgi apparatus, and a woven pattern of tonofibrils. , 1986). The oval nucleus, with its well-developed chromatin network, has one to three nucleoli.

Accordingly, there are observations that, once the calf detaches from the nipple, the milk often continues to spout for several seconds. 8) surrounding the alveoli (Slijper, 1966). 8 Mammary gland of a bottlenose dolphin (scale bar = 100 µm). HE stain. Myoepithelial cells and collagen bundles surround the epithelial cells of the glandular ducts. 28 Anatomy of Dolphins Blubber: Corium (Dermis) and Subcutis Blubber is multifunctional. , 2004). The blubber also functions to streamline the cetacean body and to form specialized locomotor structures such as the dorsal fin, propulsive fluke blades and caudal keels.

Otd. Biol. 73, 123–126. , 1982. Mammal Skin. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. , 1989. Dermal-epidermal relationships in the skin of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Anat. Histol. Embryol. 18, 1–13. , 2004. Blubber development in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). J. Morphol. 259, 7–20. , 1997. Locomotor evolution in the earliest cetaceans: functional model, modern analogues, and paleontological evidence. Paleobiology 23, 482–490. Chapter 3 Locomotion (Including Osteology and Myology) OSTEOLOGY AND ARTHROLOGY Life in the water changes it all: Swimming requires different levers to face gravity in the aquatic environment.

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