Cetacea (Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins)
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Fordyce, R. E. 2001. Cetacea (Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins). eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) are streamlined aquatic mammals that spend all their lives in water. They include the largest living animals. Because their aquatic lifestyle makes them difficult to study, we know less about cetaceans than about most other groups of mammals.
- marine mammal;