Growth under Pressure, forces working to constrain size

Allometry and different constraints on the size of land and sea mammals are discussed in this video. A brief explanation of allometry as well as thermoregulation in sea mammals is described in the video.


Biomechanical Consequences of Scaling by Andrew A. Biewener

Biomechanics and Energetics in Aquatic and Semiaquatic Mammals: Platypus to Whale by Frank E Fish

Body Size and Temperature: Why They Matter by Carlos Martinez del Rio and William H. Karasov

Featured image “Addo Elephant National Park” by exfordy is licensed under CC BY 2.0.