Cetacean brains: How aquatic are they?

@article{Marino2007CetaceanBH,
  title={Cetacean brains: How aquatic are they?},
  author={Lori Marino},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={290}
}
  • L. Marino
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
The adaptation of cetaceans to a fully aquatic lifestyle represents one of the most dramatic transformations in mammalian evolutionary history. Two of the most salient features of modern cetaceans are their fully aquatic lifestyle and their large brains. This review article will offer an overview of comparative neuroanatomical research on aquatic mammals, including analyses of odontocete cetacean, sirenian, pinniped, and fossil archaeocete brains. In particular, the question of whether a… 
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