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

PDF Url : ADA139837

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