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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book
Author : W. F. Perrin
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2002-02-05
ISBN : 0125513402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes articles devoted to wide range of topics -- from the specific behavior and physiology of cetaceans and pinnipeds, to ecology, population biology, human effects and interaction, and research methodology.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book
Author : William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009-02-26
ISBN : 9780080919935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Ronald M. Nowak,Ernest Pillsbury Walker
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2003-05-28
ISBN : 9780801873430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine mammals are among the most fascinating and most watched of Earth's many animal species, particularly for their many adaptations for life in and around the water and their unique methods of communication. This comprehensive guide to the order is for experts and enthusiasts alike.

International Marine Mammal Law

International Marine Mammal Law Book
Author : Nikolas Sellheim
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN : 3030352684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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International Marine Mammal Law is a comprehensive, introductory volume on the legal regimes governing the conservation and utilisation of marine mammals. Written as a textbook, it provides basic overviews of international conservation law, which enable the reader to understand the greater implications of governance of a specific group of species. Paired with biological information on some marine mammal species, the international regimes for whales, seals and polar bears are explored — either as part of global regimes of international environmental governance or as regimes that were specifically designed for them. The book concludes with outlooks on the future of international marine mammal law, particularly in light of Japan’s withdrawal from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling in July 2019.

Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Marine Mammals of the World  A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification Book
Author : Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-29
ISBN : 0080557848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens “in hand , and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. This handy guide provides marine biologists and interested lay people with detailed descriptions of diagnostic features, illustrations of external appearance, beautiful photographs, dichotomous keys, and more. Full color illustrations and vivid photographs of every living marine mammal species are incorporated, as well as comprehendible maps showing a range of information. For readers who desire further consultation, authors have included a list of literature references at the end of each species account. For an enhanced understanding of habitation, this guide also includes recognizable geographic forms described separately with colorful paintings and photographs. All of these essential tools provided make Marine Mammals of the World the most detailed and authoritative guide available! * Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification * Authors’ collective experience adds up to 80 years, and have seen nearly all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide * Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available * Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in “problem groups, such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphin, and southern fur seals * Includes a detailed list of sources for more information at the back of the book.

Marine Mammals the Evolving Human Factor

Marine Mammals  the Evolving Human Factor Book
Author : Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara,Bernd Würsig
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-08
ISBN : 3030981002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The seventh volume in the series “Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Marine Mammals” describes aspects of the often-complex relationship between humans and marine mammals. From a primeval condition of occasional predators, during the last century humans have become a major factor negatively affecting the status of most marine mammals through over-hunting, habitat encroachment and environmental degradation. This has led to the extirpation of many marine mammal populations and even to the extinction of species. However, in parallel to this destructive drive, since antiquity humanity has been influenced by a strong fascination for marine mammals, which contributes today to an increased human appreciation of the natural world admixed with widespread concern for its degrading condition. The special status occupied by marine mammals in human imagination and affection stands in stark contrast with the current predicament of many populations still threatened by the doings of Homo sapiens: a condition emblematic of the relationship of humanity with nature, and key to understanding where humanity is heading.

The Rise of Marine Mammals

The Rise of Marine Mammals Book
Author : Annalisa Berta
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 1421423251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Setting the stage : rocks, fossils and evolution -- The oldest marine mammals : whales and sea cows -- Later diverging whales : Neoceti -- Aquatic carnivores : pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran -- Crown sirenians and their desmostylian relatives -- Aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the sea-sea otters and polar bears -- Diversity changes through time : the influence of climate change and humans

Marine Mammal Research

Marine Mammal Research Book
Author : Timothy J. Ragen
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2005-11-18
ISBN : 9780801882555
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine mammal conservation presents a number of challenges for scientists. This work presents an argument about how science, if conducted properly, can provide insights needed to minimise crisis management and implement more anticipatory action.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals Book
Author : Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-12-14
ISBN : 0080489346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Berta and Sumich have succeeded yet again in creating superior marine reading! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals. Revisions include updates of citations, expansion of nearly every chapter and full color photographs. This title continues the tradition by fully expanding and updating nearly all chapters. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

Encyclopedia of Marine Animals

Encyclopedia of Marine Animals Book
Author : Neville Coleman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991-01-01
ISBN : 9780713722895
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine Book
Author : Leslie Dierauf,Frances M.D. Gulland
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2001-06-27
ISBN : 1420041630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition. See what's new in the Second Edition: Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health Emerging and resurging diseases Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals Unusual mortality events and mass strandings New topics such as a chapter on careers Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.

Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea

Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea Book
Author : Cameron S. G. Jefferies
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-07-12
ISBN : 019049316X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine mammal conservation remains a hot-button international environmental issue, but progress towards addressing key conservation and management issues within existing governance structures-most notably the International Whaling Commission-has stalled. Cameron Jefferies offers a fresh look at the future of international marine mammal management in a way that advances the ongoing dialog surrounding UNCLOS implementation and effective living marine resource management, while employing the comprehensive rational decision-making model as a theoretical framework. Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea lays out and critiques the marine mammal regulatory landscape. It introduces the rational conservation model, and details the modern threats to marine mammals, including climate change, by-catch, environmental pollution, ship strikes. Next, it discusses options for reform under UNCLOS and existing treaties, and finally introduces a new holistic treaty regime based on the rational conversation model, based in part on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement. This book will appeal to scholars, practitioners, and policymakers across public international law, international relations, political science, and environmental policy in the academic, governmental, IO, and NGO spheres.

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes Book
Author : Bernd Würsig
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-08-02
ISBN : 3030166635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book concentrates on the marine mammalian group of Odontocetes, the toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises. In 23 chapters, a total of 40 authors describe general patterns of ethological concepts of odontocetes in their natural environments, with a strong bent towards behavioral ecology. Examples are given of particularly well-studied species and species groups for which enough data exist, especially from the past 15 years. The aim is to give a modern flavor of present knowledge of ethology and behavior of generally large-brained behaviorally flexible mammals that have evolved quite separately from social mammals on land. As well, the plight of populations and species due to humans is described in multiple chapters, with the goal that an understanding of behavior can help to solve or alleviate at least some human-made problems.

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic Book
Author : Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0415970245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. This reference brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic.

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea Whales Porpoises and Dolphins

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea  Whales  Porpoises and Dolphins Book
Author : Debra Lee Miller
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1439842574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The order Cetacea comprises some amazing species, representing some of the most evolved creatures that inhabit this earth. Yet, they also represent a group of species for which much remains unknown. There are over 80 species of cetaceans composed of porpoises, dolphins and whales. This volume represents the latest of published and previously unpublished information regarding cetacean reproductive biology and phylogeny.

Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds

Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-06-30
ISBN : 0521765552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine Mammal Physiology

Marine Mammal Physiology Book
Author : Michael A. Castellini,Jo-Ann Mellish
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-11-18
ISBN : 1482242699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Suppose you were designing a marine mammal. What would you need to think about to allow it to live in the ocean? How would you keep it warm? What would you design to allow it to dive for very long periods to extreme depths? Where would it find water to drink? How would you minimize the cost of swimming, and how would it find its prey in the deep and dark? These questions and more are examined in detail throughout this book. Marine Mammal Physiology: Requisites for Ocean Living is the first textbook focused on how marine mammals live in the sea from a physiological point of view. It explores the essential aspects of what makes a marine mammal different from terrestrial mammals, beyond just their environment. Unlike many publications and books that cover these species from almost all perspectives, this textbook takes a step back to focus on the physiological and biochemical characteristics that have allowed these mammals as a group to exploit effectively the marine environment that is so hostile to humans. The chapter topics are grouped into major themes: diving and locomotion, nutrition and energetics, reproduction, sensory systems, and environmental interactions. Each chapter is arranged around a common perspective and theme: the big picture challenge and summary and what is known specifically by order. To aid you even further, the authors include a "Toolbox" section in each chapter where they discuss the newest methods for understanding and working on the physiology of marine mammals.

Mariana Islands Range Complex

Mariana Islands Range Complex Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine Mammal Welfare

Marine Mammal Welfare Book
Author : Andy Butterworth
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-06-19
ISBN : 3319469940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine mammals attract human interest – sometimes this interest is benign or positive – whale watching, conservation programmes for whales, seals, otters, and efforts to clear beaches of marine debris are seen as proactive steps to support these animals. However, there are many forces operating to affect adversely the lives of whales, seals, manatees, otters and polar bears – and this book explores how the welfare of marine mammals has been affected and how they have adapted, moved, responded and sometimes suffered as a result of the changing marine and human world around them. Marine mammal welfare addresses the welfare effects of marine debris, of human traffic in the oceans, of noise, of hunting, of whale watching and tourism, and of some of the less obvious impacts on marine mammals – on their social structures, on their behaviours and migration, and also of the effects on captivity for animals kept in zoos and aquaria. There is much to think and talk about – how marine mammals respond in a world dramatically influenced by man, how are their social structures affected and how is their welfare impacted?

NSWC PCD Mission Activities

NSWC PCD Mission Activities Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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