Introduction

Members of three mammalian orders, Carnivora [carnivores, including the pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) and otters], Cetacea (dolphins and whales), and Sirenia (manatees and dugongs), live and feed at sea. In all groups, lactation entails production of a fat- and energy-rich milk, either to promote deposition in the young of an insulating layer of subcutaneous fat, or to cover high metabolic costs of life at sea. Yet there are remarkable differences in all other aspects of lactation, including duration, pattern of nursing, growth of the young, and milk and energy outputs. In this article, the unusual lactation patterns seen among the three orders of marine mammals are briefly reviewed.

How To Bolster Your Immune System

How To Bolster Your Immune System

All Natural Immune Boosters Proven To Fight Infection, Disease And More. Discover A Natural, Safe Effective Way To Boost Your Immune System Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen Cupboard. The only common sense, no holds barred guide to hit the market today no gimmicks, no pills, just old fashioned common sense remedies to cure colds, influenza, viral infections and more.

Get My Free Audio Book


Post a comment