By Bruno Cozzi, Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut A Oelschläger
The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into physiology and Function is an exact, distinct, absolutely illustrated, descriptive, and functionally orientated textual content at the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It makes a speciality of a few delphinid species, with keynotes on vital dolphin-like genera, reminiscent of the harbor porpoise. It additionally serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing developments and emphases in molecular biology and genetics.
The authors percentage their life-long services on marine mammals in a variety of disciplines. Written as a staff instead of being ready as a set of separate contributions, the result's a uniform and finished sort, giving all the varied subject matters acceptable area. Many colour figures, which use the authors’ entry to vast collections of detailed dolphin and whale fabric, around out this extraordinary providing to the field.
- Includes high quality illustrations, drawings, halftone paintings, 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 remedy of marine mammals
- Brings jointly the present wisdom and knowledge in this subject, together with these in imprecise prior 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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INTEGUMENT The skin of dolphins is modified to fulfill different functional requirements. Next to the common functions such as protection, heat regulation, and sensory perception, it is additionally adapted to establish a minimum of frictional resistance and a maximum of body streamlining. Calculations led to the surprising finding that dolphins move faster and more effective as they should, or more accurately stated, than rigid and smooth bodies (eg, vessels of comparable size, shape, and propulsive power).
8). The terminal duct is distended close to the nipple. Histological criteria for lactation are well-developed alveoli, epithelium in different stages of secretion, little interalveolar connective tissue, no lencocytes, few and inactive macrophages, and the absence of corpora amylacea. These lactating glands may not necessarily have milk-filled ducts because either a calf just sucked the gland dry or glands may have lost the milk while handling the carcass (Slijper, 1966). Dolphin milk has a creamy white color.
Melas. 17 Maxillary bone of a newborn G. melas. 18 Ventral surface of the premaxillary and maxillary bones in the striped dolphin (left) and common dolphin (right). 19 Dorsal (top) and ventral (bottom) view of the vomer of a newborn G. melas. 26). The position of the orbit, due to the almost horizontal position of the zygomatic process of the frontal bone, is markedly separated from the rather caudal temporal fossa. The asymmetry of the bony face is mostly evident in the caudal extremities of maxillary and nasal bones that become enlarged and bent upward over the frontal bone that constitutes the rostral wall of the neurocranium.