- The relationship between heat flow and vasculature in the dorsal fin of wild bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatusErin M Meagher
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Marine Science Research, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
J Exp Biol 205:3475-86. 2002..This study suggests that the dorsal fin is a spatially heterogeneous thermal surface and that patterns of heat flux are strongly influenced by underlying vasculature...
- Seasonal patterns of heat loss in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)Erin M Meagher
Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
J Comp Physiol B 178:529-43. 2008..It is likely that higher winter HF values are due to the steep temperature gradient between the body core and colder winter water, which may limit the dolphin's ability to decrease heat loss across the body wall...