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    • The Auditory Anatomy of the Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata): A Potential Fatty Sound Reception Pathway in a Baleen Whale 

      Yamato, Maya; Ketten, Darlene; Arruda, Julie; Cramer, Scott; Moore, Kathleen (Wiley, 2012)
      Cetaceans possess highly derived auditory systems adapted for underwater hearing. Odontoceti (toothed whales) are thought to receive sound through specialized fat bodies that contact the tympanoperiotic complex, the bones ...
    • Deadly Diving? Physiological and Behavioural Management of Decompression Stress in Diving Mammals 

      Hooker, S. K.; Fahlman, A.; Aguilar de Soto, N.; Bernaldo de Quirós, Y.; Brubakk, A. O.; Costidis, A. M.; Dennison, S.; Falke, K. J.; Fitz-Clarke, J. R.; Garner, M. M.; Houser, D. S.; Jepson, P. D.; Kvadsheim, P. H.; Rowles, T. K.; Van Bonn, W.; Weathersby, P. K.; Weise, M. J.; Tyack, P. L.; Moore, M. J.; Costa, D. P.; Fernandez, A.; Ferrigno, Massimo; Ketten, Darlene; Madsen, P. T.; Pollock, Nira; Rotstein, D. S.; Simmons, S. E.; Williams, T. M. (The Royal Society, 2011)
      Decompression sickness (DCS; ‘the bends’) is a disease associated with gas uptake at pressure. The basic pathology and cause are relatively well known to human divers. Breath-hold diving marine mammals were thought to be ...
    • Middle Ear Cavity Morphology Is Consistent with an Aquatic Origin for Testudines 

      Willis, Katie L.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jakob; Ketten, Darlene; Carr, Catherine E. (Public Library of Science, 2013)
      The position of testudines in vertebrate phylogeny is being re-evaluated. At present, testudine morphological and molecular data conflict when reconstructing phylogenetic relationships. Complicating matters, the ecological ...