Taxonomic identification of marine mammals – current research and approaches

Jayasankar, P (2020) Taxonomic identification of marine mammals – current research and approaches. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 246. pp. 7-13. ISSN 0254-380X

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Abstract

The term ‘marine mammal’ includes members of 5 different mammalian groups: cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), sirenians (manatees and the dugong), pinnipeds (sea lions, the walrus, and seals), marine and sea otters, and the polar bear. They are warm-blooded animals which have undergone major adaptations that permit them to live in water. These involve the loss of hind limbs (cetaceans and sirenians), the adaptation of limbs for propulsion through water (pinnipeds), and the general streamlining of the body for hydrodynamic efficiency (all 3 groups).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Mammals
Subjects: Marine Mammals
Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 10:45
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 10:45
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14817

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