Heart and aorta morphology of the deep-diving hooded seal ( Cystophora cristata )

@inproceedings{Drabek2002HeartAA,
  title={Heart and aorta morphology of the deep-diving hooded seal ( Cystophora cristata )},
  author={Charles M. Drabek and Jennifer M. Burns},
  year={2002}
}
An investigation of the heart morphology of 8 male and 15 female hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) revealed that the heart is proportionately large and the aortic bulb is larger than that reported for most seals. Hooded seals of all ages have large hearts (0.64% of the body mass) and the right ventricle is proportionately longer and more muscular than… CONTINUE READING