Accession Number : ADA139837


Title :   Biochemical and Anatomical Characteristics of Dolphin Muscles.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. FY 83,


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Goforth,H W , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a139837.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : An examination of the anatomical and biochemical systems involved with swimming in the bottlenose dolphin. This study produced quantitative descriptions of muscle fiber architecture, fiber type composition, and biochemical properties of tendons associated with dolphin locomotion. These data add a new dimension to the current understanding of the axial musculature of dolphins and further define its function in locomotion.


Descriptors :   *Dolphins(Mammals) , Biochemistry , Muscles , Swimming , Locomotion , Muscle fibers , Tendons


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE