Contracture development in whales

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It is well known that whales in captivity suffer from dorsal fin bending. However, the mechanisms behind this change are poorly understood. Humans can suffer from similar symptoms either after a period of immobilization or after suffering a brain lesion. Therefore, we here speculate whether the bent dorsal fins are reflecting contracture development in whales.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Journal of Marine Science
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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