Concluding Comments on Vision, Tactition, and Chemoreception

  • Karen Pryor
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)

Abstract

Throughout history, people have marvelled at the physical adaptations that enable cetaceans, though they are mammals, not fish, to live an entirely aquatic life. Many of these adaptations are obvious externally; the hairless skin, the insulating blubber, the streamlined shape; loss of limbs and evolution of flukes, a new propulsion system; and the replacement of nostrils with blowholes, and related restructuring of the respiratory system.

Keywords

Marine Mammal Killer Whale Harbor Porpoise Joint Research Program Spinner Dolphin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Pryor
    • 1
  1. 1.North BendUSA

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