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Marine Ecology - Marine Mammals

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Cetacea
Whales
Cetacea
Dolphins
Cetacea
Porpoises
Mysticeti
Baleen Whales
Odontoceti
Toothed Whale
Carnivora
Placental Mammals
Ursidae
Bears
Mustelidae
Weasels
Pinnipedia
Seals in general
Otaridae
Eared seals (sea lions and sea otters)
Phocidae
Earless seal
Odobenidae
Walrus
Sirenia
Manatee
Myoglobin
A red protein that caries and stores oxygen in muscle cells.
Bradycardia
An abnormally slow heart reaction.
Rete mirable
A complex of arteries and veins lying very close to each other, found in some vertebrates.
Apneustic breathing
An abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by deep, gasping inhilation with a pause at full inhilation followed by a brief, insufficient release.
Spermaceti Organ
Highly prized for it's oil.
Melon
A mass of waxy material in the head of dolphins and other toothed whales, thought to focus acoustic signals.
Lower Mandible
Where an animal receives echolocation signals.