Blubber development in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

@article{Struntz2004BlubberDI,
  title={Blubber development in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)},
  author={D J Struntz and William A McLellan and Richard Dillaman and James E. Blum and John R. Kucklick and D Ann Pabst},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2004},
  volume={259}
}
Blubber, the lipid‐rich hypodermis of cetaceans, functions in thermoregulation, buoyancy control, streamlining, metabolic energy storage, and locomotion. This study investigated the development of this specialized hypodermis in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) across an ontogenetic series, including fetuses, neonates, juveniles, subadults, and adults. Blubber samples were collected at the level of the mid‐thorax, from robust specimens (n = 25) that stranded along the coasts of North… Expand
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