By Bruno Cozzi, Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut A Oelschläger
The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into physiology and Function is an actual, exact, totally 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 very important dolphin-like genera, similar to 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 variety of disciplines. Written as a staff instead of being ready as a set of separate contributions, the result's a uniform and complete type, giving all of the varied issues applicable house. Many colour figures, which use the authors’ entry to huge collections of distinct dolphin and whale fabric, around out this remarkable delivering 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 treatment of marine mammals
- Brings jointly the present wisdom and knowledge in this subject, together with these in vague earlier or non-English courses, or scattered briefly chapters in volumes
- Covers a few delphinid species and serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing developments in molecular biology and genetics
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Accordingly, it was suggested that the nerve endings sense low-frequency vibrations. However, today it is known that the hair follicles and thus the nerve terminals are involved in electrosensing and may serve as electroreceptors as described for the Guiana dolphin (Sotalia guianensis; see Passive Electroreception). 2) of the surface of the skin over much of their bodies (Shoemaker and Ridgway, 1991). They are usually faint and can be seen by close inspects the skin of a living animal at an oblique angle.
20 Frontal view of the ethmoid bone of S. coeruleoalba seen between the two ascending processes of the incisive bones. 21 Dorsal view of the ethmoid bone of a newborn G. melas. 22 Ventral view of the choanae of T. truncatus. i Interestingly, this disposition is quite different in dolphins. There is no single infraorbital foramen at the end of the canal, but a series of dorsal infraorbital foramina, carrying trigeminal braches to the lower surface of the melon. According to Rommel (1990), we should consider a dorsal and a ventral infraorbital foramen.