Re: temperature regulation

From: Peter M Scheifele (acousticp2@juno.com)
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 19:45:32 EST


Marine mammals maintain thermoregulation in four ways: increased
insulation (blubber), heat exchange systems (rete mirabilia), decreased
surface-to-volume ratios (modified shape and optimum spherical form), and
increased metabolic heat production.

Great question! Let me know if you want more specifics.
Best
Peter

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001 15:56:17 +0800 Sharlene Anthony
<sharlene@sci-ctr.edu.sg> writes:
> Hi there,
>
> Besides blubber, what are some ways marine animals survive against
> the cold
> temperatures?
>
> Thank you,
> Sharlene

Peter M."Skip" Scheifele LCDR USN (Ret.)
Director of Bioacoustic Research, University of Connecticut NURC NA&GL
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