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Allometry of muscle, tendon, and elastic energy storage capacity in mammals.
This paper considers the structural properties of muscle-tendon units in the hindlimbs of mammals as a function of body mass. Morphometric analysis of the ankle extensors, digital flexors, andExpand
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Relationship between body mass and biomechanical properties of limb tendons in adult mammals.
We investigated the allometric relationship between the mechanical properties of various limb tendons and body mass. The elastic modulus (i.e., stiffness) and hysteresis (i.e., energy dissipation) ofExpand
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Elastic energy storage in tendons: mechanical differences related to function and age.
  • R. Shadwick
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of applied physiology
  • 1 March 1990
We investigated the possibility that tendons that normally experience relatively high stresses and function as springs during locomotion, such as digital flexors, might develop different mechanicalExpand
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Mechanical design in arteries.
  • R. Shadwick
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1 December 1999
The most important mechanical property of the artery wall is its non-linear elasticity. Over the last century, this has been well-documented in vessels in many animals, from humans to lobsters.Expand
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Kinematics of foraging dives and lunge-feeding in fin whales
SUMMARY Fin whales are among the largest predators on earth, yet little is known about their foraging behavior at depth. These whales obtain their prey by lunge-feeding, an extraordinaryExpand
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Heart rate and stroke volume contribution to cardiac output in swimming yellowfin tuna: response to exercise and temperature.
Cardiac performance in the yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares, 673-2470 g, 33-53 cm fork length, FL) was examined in unanesthetized fish swimming in a large water tunnel. Yellowfin tuna were fittedExpand
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Mechanics, hydrodynamics and energetics of blue whale lunge feeding: efficiency dependence on krill density
SUMMARY Lunge feeding by rorqual whales (Balaenopteridae) is associated with a high energetic cost that decreases diving capacity, thereby limiting access to dense prey patches at depth. Despite thisExpand
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Review: Analysis of the evolutionary convergence for high performance swimming in lamnid sharks and tunas.
Elasmobranchs and bony fishes have evolved independently for more than 400 million years. However, two Recent groups, the lamnid sharks (Family Lamnidae) and tunas (Family Scombridae), displayExpand
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Foraging behavior of humpback whales: kinematic and respiratory patterns suggest a high cost for a lunge
SUMMARY Lunge feeding in rorqual whales is a drag-based feeding mechanism that is thought to entail a high energetic cost and consequently limit the maximum dive time of these extraordinarily largeExpand
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Oxygen transport and cardiovascular responses to exercise in the yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares.
Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares (1400-2175 g) instrumented with electrocardiogram electrodes and pre- and post-branchial catheters were subjected to incremental swimming velocity tests. IncreasingExpand
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