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Contracture Development in Whales

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Abstract: It is well known that whales in captivity suffer from dorsal fin bending.However, the mechanisms behind this change are poorlyunderstood. Humans can suffer from similar symptoms either after a period ofimmobilization or after suffering a brain lesion. Therefore, we here speculatewhether the bent dorsal fins are reflecting contracture development in whales.

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