• Unique Biochemical and Mineral Composition of Whale Ear Bones 

        Author(s):Kim, Sora L.; Thewissen, Johannes G. M.; Churchill, Morgan M.; Suydam, Robert S.; Ketten, Darlene R.; Clementz, Mark T.; Kim, Sora L.; Thewissen, Johannes G. M.; Churchill, Morgan M.; Suydam, Robert S.; Ketten, Darlene R.; Clementz, Mark T.
        Date:2014-07-01
        Cetaceans are obligate aquatic mammals derived from terrestrial artiodactyls. The defining characteristic of cetaceans is a thick and dense lip (pachyosteosclerotic involucrum) of an ear bone (the tympanic). This unique ...