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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (14): 2149–2158.
Published: 15 July 2009
...Paul W. Weber; Laurens E. Howle; Mark M. Murray; Frank E. Fish SUMMARY Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) have evolved flippers that aid in effective locomotion through their aquatic environments. Differing evolutionary pressures upon cetaceans, including hunting and feeding requirements...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (12): 1859–1867.
Published: 15 June 2008
.... These whales have narrow and elongated flippers that are small relative to body size compared to related species such as right and gray whales. No experimental studies have addressed the hydrodynamic properties of minke whale flippers and their functional role during feeding maneuvers. This study integrated...