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Why are whales big?
Ruxton, G.D. (2011). Why are whales big? Nature (Lond.) 469(7331): 481
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keywords
    Behaviour; Physiology; Marine

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  • Ruxton, G.D.

Abstract
    Different groups of diving vertebrates vary greatly in size, with whales being by far the largest. A comparative investigation of the links between swimming speed, size and metabolism provides clues to the reasons.

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