Adaptive features of aquatic mammals' eye

  title={Adaptive features of aquatic mammals' eye},
  author={A. Mass and A. Supin},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
  • A. Mass, A. Supin
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
  • The eye of aquatic mammals demonstrates several adaptations to both underwater and aerial vision. This study offers a review of eye anatomy in four groups of aquatic animals: cetaceans (toothed and baleen whales), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses), sirenians (manatees and dugongs), and sea otters. Eye anatomy and optics, retinal laminar morphology, and topography of ganglion cell distribution are discussed with particular reference to aquatic specializations for underwater versus… CONTINUE READING
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