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In cetaceans (Cetacea), seals, sea lions and walruses (Pinnipedia), and sea cows (Sirenia), a thick layer of dermal fat that provides thermal insulation and may also serve as a reserve of food and possibly water.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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