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Tissue Biomechanics: Whales Have Some Nerve.

  • Author(s): Shah, Sameer B
  • et al.
Abstract

Nerves in the mouth of the rorqual whale can double in length during feeding, without incurring damage. Several clever structural features underlie this amazing phenomenon. Such neuroprotective architectural strategies may be conserved, to a lesser extreme, across the organismal spectrum.

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