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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (13): jeb176545.
Published: 9 July 2018
... of facial receptors would – as is the case for terrestrial mammals – enhance the dive response, (2) increasing the facial area stimulated would lead to a more intense bradycardia, and (3) cold water would elicit a more pronounced bradycardia than warm water. Three harbor seals ( Phoca vitulina...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (15): 2665–2672.
Published: 1 August 2010
...Wolf Hanke; Matthias Witte; Lars Miersch; Martin Brede; Johannes Oeffner; Mark Michael; Frederike Hanke; Alfred Leder; Guido Dehnhardt SUMMARY Harbor seals ( Phoca vitulina ) often live in dark and turbid waters, where their mystacial vibrissae, or whiskers, play an important role in orientation...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (22): 4105–4111.
Published: 15 November 2003
.... The objective of this study was to reexamine the fiber type distribution throughout the primary locomotory muscles of the harbor seal Phoca vitulina . Results from immunohistochemical (IHC) fiber typing indicated that harbor seal swimming muscles (the epaxial muscles) are composed of 47.4% type I (slow twitch...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (22): 4139–4154.
Published: 15 November 2003
... to maintain an aerobic, fat-based metabolism during diving. The goal of this study was to determine whether the heart, kidneys and splanchnic organs have an elevated V V (mt) and CS and HOAD activities as parallel adaptations for sustaining aerobic metabolism and normal function during hypoxia in harbor seals...