How do Cetaceans control their Buoyancy? | WHALEZONE.TV S02 E02

By 05/02/2019WHALEZONE.TV

Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV, which is now available on our blog!

In this episode, our Marine Biologist Milou explains how Cetaceans control their Buoyancy, using their blubber, bone density and spermaceti organ. Watch, learn and enjoy!

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References:

Anna E. Nousek-McGregor, Carolyn A. Miller, Michael J. Moore, and Douglas P. Nowacek.
Effects of Body Condition on Buoyancy in Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales (2014)
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87:1, 160-171

Noel-Marie Gray, Kimberly Kainec, Sandra Madar, Lucas Tomko, and Scott Wolfe.
Sink or Swim? Bone Density as a Mechanism for Buoyancy Control in Early Cetaceans (2007). The Anatomical Record 290:638–653

Society for Marine Mammalogy. MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE, 26(3): 573–587 (July 2010)

Milou

About Milou

Milou is a Dutch Marine Biologist and Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2010, and everyday works on Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project. You can speak English, Dutch, Portuguese and German with her.

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