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dc.contributor.authorMason, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorWenger, LMDen
dc.contributor.authorHammer, Øen
dc.contributor.authorBlix, ASen
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09T12:03:41Z
dc.date.available2020-01-09T12:03:41Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0722-4060
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/300648
dc.description.abstractIn terrestrial mammals, the respiratory turbinate bones within the nasal cavity are employed to conserve heat and water. In order to investigate whether environmental temperature affects respiratory turbinate structure in phocids, we used micro-computed tomography to compare maxilloturbinate bone morphology in polar seals, grey seals and monk seals. The maxilloturbinates of polar seals have much higher surface areas than those of monk seals, the result of the polar seals having more densely-packed, complex turbinates within larger nasal cavities. Grey seals were intermediate; a juvenile of this species proved to have more densely-packed maxilloturbinates with shorter branch-lengths than a conspecific adult. Fractal dimension in the densest part of the maxilloturbinate mass was very close to 2 in all seals, indicating that these convoluted bones evenly fill the available space. The much more elaborate maxilloturbinate systems in polar seals, compared with monk seals, are consistent with a greater need to limit respiratory heat loss.
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dc.titleStructure and function of respiratory turbinates in phocid sealsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage173
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNamePolar Biologyen
prism.startingPage157
prism.volume43en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.47723
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-29en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s00300-019-02618-wen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-02-01en
dc.contributor.orcidMason, Matthew [0000-0001-7845-0720]
dc.identifier.eissn1432-2056
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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