Dorsal fin in the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias: a dynamic stabilizer for fast swimming.

@article{LinghamSoliar2005DorsalFI,
  title={Dorsal fin in the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias: a dynamic stabilizer for fast swimming.},
  author={Theagarten Lingham-Soliar},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={2005},
  volume={263 1},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
Transverse sections of the skin in the dorsal fin of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, and spotted raggedtooth shark, Carcharias taurus, show large numbers of dermal fiber bundles, which extend from the body into the fin. The bundles are tightly grouped together in staggered formation (not arranged in a straight line or in rows). This arrangement of dermal fibers gives tensile strength without impeding fiber movement. Tangential sections indicate that the… CONTINUE READING

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