Stratification and age-related differences in blubber fatty acids of the male harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

  title={Stratification and age-related differences in blubber fatty acids of the male harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)},
  author={Heather N Koopman and Sara J. Iverson and David E. Gaskin},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
Fatty acid composition of blubber was determined at four body sites of 19 male harbour porpoises. A total of 65 fatty acids were quantified in each sample. The array of fatty acids contained in harbour porpoise blubber was similar to those found in other marine mammals. While chemical composition of total blubber was uniform over the body, with the exception of the caudal peduncle, vertical stratification was evident between the deep (inner) and superficial (outer) blubber layers. Fatty acids… CONTINUE READING


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