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Taking an built-in method of the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two in demand researchers evaluate marine mammals with each other and with terrestrial mammals, supplying a framework for basic organic and ecological strategies. They describe sensible morphology, sensory platforms, energetics, copy, verbal exchange and cognition, habit, distribution, inhabitants biology, and feeding ecology. in addition they element the physiological adaptations—for such actions and techniques as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that let marine mammals to use their aquatic setting.

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