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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (11): jeb166033.
Published: 12 June 2018
... foraging mechanisms and extremely large body size to exploit unique ecological niches in the ocean. Scaling Odontocetes Mysticetes Diving Filter feeding Echolocation Researchers have long recognized the importance of body size in biology. The influence of scale is omnipresent throughout...
Laura N. Kloepper, John R. Buck, Adam B. Smith, Alexander Ya. Supin, Jason E. Gaudette, Paul E. Nachtigall
J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (15): 2455–2462.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Laura N. Kloepper; John R. Buck; Adam B. Smith; Alexander Ya. Supin; Jason E. Gaudette; Paul E. Nachtigall ABSTRACT The odontocete sound production system is complex and composed of tissues, air sacs and a fatty melon. Previous studies suggested that the emitted sonar beam might be actively focused...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (21): 3856–3863.
Published: 01 November 2012
... nitrogen solubility in the specialized cranial acoustic fat bodies associated with echolocation in a Risso's dolphin; values (0.087 ml N 2 ml −1 oil) were 16% higher here than in its blubber (0.074 ml N 2 ml −1 oil). As the acoustic fats of all Odontocetes contain waxes, even if the blubber does not, these...