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Blubber

Blubber

1. A bubble. At his mouth a blubber stood of foam. (Henryson)

2. The fat of whales and other large sea animals from which oil is obtained. It lies immediately under the skin and over the muscular flesh.

3. (Science: zoology) a large sea nettle or medusa.

See: Blobber, Blob, bleb. Excess bodily weight; she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others.


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... (through mutations) simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. If there are individuals that are able to withstand the colder temperatures, they will survive better than ...

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by Cat
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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Is evolution as simple as we think?

... (through mutations) simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. If there are individuals that are able to withstand the colder temperatures, they will survive better than ...

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by thoffnagle
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... definitely see the importance of fat as a thermal insulator: whales, seals and such can live in freezing cold waters because of the thick layer of blubber (fat) under their skin. Although blubber has more vascularization than normal adipose tissue, their diameter is controlled in a similar manner ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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Question about the Dolphin ?

... It is also very sensitive to touch, because they live in close-knit groups and bond through touch. Ithas a thick layer of stored fat, or blubber, underneath it that protects them from the cold and their organs from wounds during attack by predators.

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by tursiopstruncatus
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:59 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question about the Dolphin ?
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Polar Body?

I thought is was a lot of white fur and blubber to keep the body warm during the cold winter months.

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by MichaelXY
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:42 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Polar Body?
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