How the Dolphin Got His Flippers.

Title

How the Dolphin Got His Flippers.

Creator

Leslie Mitch

Publisher

Science

Date

2004
2004-08-20

Description

Embryonic development in dolphins retrofits a land-adapted body for life in the sea. But the rarity of preserved specimens stymies students and researchers who want to study, say, how the forelimbs morph into flippers. Aimed at filling this gap is the newborn site Digital Library of Dolphin Development, created by anatomist Hans Thewissen of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown and colleagues. People can also probe the gory details of internal anatomy with sectioned embryos representing three developmental stages.

Subject

UNIVERSITIES & colleges; ANATOMY; DELPHINIDAE; EMBRYOLOGY; EMBRYOS; FORELIMB; Hans; THEWISSEN

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1085–1085

Issue

5687

Volume

305

Citation

Leslie Mitch, “How the Dolphin Got His Flippers.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5768.

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