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sea elephant

(Science: zoology) A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. Angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.


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Re: BMR of Rat is higher than an an Elephant

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Realy..?? I was not awared about it so thanx for discussing it. :D

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by Brad555
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:42 am
 
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Re: BMR of Rat is higher than an an Elephant

... its called the mass specific metabolic rate (MSMR). For your example, a rat has smaller body size but it's MSMR is much higher than that of the elephant (larger body size). The surface area to volume ratio (SA:V) of a rat is larger than that of the elephant. you can prove this with math and ...

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by pathologicalliar
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:44 am
 
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BMR of Rat is higher than an an Elephant

I have read in biology text book that Rat body surface area is greater than an Elephant,So that Rat has higher Basal Metabolic Rate than an Elephant. How to understand this?

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by kumar985
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:20 am
 
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Re: Elephant: The First Primate?

Primates are certainly more closely related to odd toed ungulates than to even, but I think that is about as far as it goes. Very interesting thought though. Are we equally closely related to walrus or narwhal, or manatees? The origina mermaids! Wouldn't that be a turn up for the books! Seriously th...

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by animartco
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:36 am
 
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Elephant: The First Primate?

Elephant: The First Primate? April 16, 2012 Humans and elephants appear to be evolutionary versions of the same species quite closely related on the family tree. Take another look and consider that humans evolved from elephant ...

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by Kully
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 am
 
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Topic: Elephant: The First Primate?
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