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Why are mammalian tendons so thick
The maximum stresses to which a wide range of mammalian limb tendons could be subjected in life were estimated by considering the relative cross‐sectional areas of each tendon and of the fibres ofExpand
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Mechanical properties of various mammalian tendons
Dynamic tensile tests have been performed, using physiologically relevant frequencies and stress ranges, on various tendons from the legs and tails of 10 species of mammal. No consistent differencesExpand
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The spring in the arch of the human foot
Large mammals, including humans, save much of the energy needed for running by means of elastic structures in their legs and feet1,2. Kinetic and potential energy removed from the body in the firstExpand
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Biology, ecology and conservation of the Mobulidae.
The Mobulidae are zooplanktivorous elasmobranchs comprising two recognized species of manta rays (Manta spp.) and nine recognized species of devil rays (Mobula spp.). They are found circumglobally inExpand
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Redescription of the genus Manta with resurrection of Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868) (Chondrichthyes; Myliobatoidei; Mobulidae)
The taxonomic history of the genus Manta has been questionable and convoluted, with Manta having one of the most extensive generic and species synonymies of any living genus of cartilaginous fish.Expand
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Size and structure of a photographically identified population of manta rays Manta alfredi in southern Mozambique
The size and structure of a photographically identified population of reef manta ray, Manta alfredi, were examined at aggregation sites over a four-year period in southern Mozambique. The use andExpand
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Reproductive ecology of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi in southern Mozambique.
The application of a photographic identification methodology using the unique ventral surface markings (natural spot patterns) of an observed population in southern Mozambique enabled many aspects ofExpand
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Volumetric analysis of sensory brain areas indicates ontogenetic shifts in the relative importance of sensory systems in elasmobranchs
Studies on the brains of teleost fishes have shown that the relative size of sensory brain areas reflects sensory specialisations and the relative importance of a given sensory system. Moreover, theExpand
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When Giants Turn Up: Sighting Trends, Environmental Influences and Habitat Use of the Manta Ray Manta alfredi at a Coral Reef
Manta rays Manta alfredi are present all year round at Lady Elliot Island (LEI) in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with peaks in abundance during autumn and winter. Drivers influencingExpand
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Scaling of elastic strain energy in kangaroos and the benefits of being big
LARGE kangaroos are unique among mammals in their ability to uncouple aerobic metabolic energy costs from the speed of locomotion1,2, making hopping an economical gait. During the first half of theExpand
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