This post was written by ali on July 31, 2009
Posted Under: Glossary

Thick layer of fat that is vascularized (rich in blood vessels) and exists under the skin of sea mammals such as Cetaceans (e.g. Whales), Pinnipeds (e.g. Seals) and Sirenians (e.g. Dugong) which is the primary storage location of fat, acts in thermoregulation and helps in buoyancy

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