Bone mass as a fraction of the total body mass in marine mammals

Range ~8% for smallest dolphin to 20% for blue whale %
Organism Mammals
Reference Brian Cotterell, Fracture and Life, Imperial College Press, 2010 p.77 top paragraph
Primary Source Prange et al., 1979
Comments "The bone mass as a percentage of body mass for marine mammals is similar to that for land mammals varying from about 8% for the smallest dolphin to 20% for the blue whale (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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