Postmortem body temperatures in the minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata

@inproceedings{Vongraven1990PostmortemBT,
  title={Postmortem body temperatures in the minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata},
  author={Dag Vongraven and Morten Ekker and Arild R. Espelien and Frode J. Aarvik},
  year={1990}
}
Postmortem temperature regimes were measured in 11 minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, at tissue depths varying from 1.5 (in the blubber) to 30 cm, at two different sites on the whales' sides, one in the flipper region (site A) and one in the dorsal fin region (site B). Body temperatures of instantaneously killed whales were assumed to represent those of living animals. Core body temperatures were 35.0 °C at site A and 35.6 °C at site B. Core body temperature and the size of the thermal… CONTINUE READING

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