Detection of hydrodynamic stimuli by the postcranial body of Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

Abstract

Manatees live in shallow, frequently turbid waters. The sensory means by which they navigate in these conditions are unknown. Poor visual acuity, lack of echolocation, and modest chemosensation suggest that other modalities play an important role. Rich innervation of sensory hairs that cover the entire body and enlarged somatosensory areas of the brain… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-016-1142-8

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