Blubber structure stores and releases energy: porpoise
Blubber between the porpoise's dorsal fin and tail flukes decreases amount of metabolic energy needed to swim because it is crosshatched with elastic fibers.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Possible use to make more efficient ship and submarine propellers.|
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Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Possible use to make more efficient ship and submarine propellers.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation
D. Ann Pabst Richard M. Dillaman
University of North Carolina Wilmington