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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 of the World

Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780123838537
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.

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.

Alpha Beta Gamma Dead

Alpha  Beta  Gamma    Dead Book
Author : Betty Rowlands
Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780727864673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new Sukey Reynolds mystery - When ancient historian Doctor Whistler is found dead and the letter he claimed was from St Paul goes missing, all evidence points towards Dr Lamont. Constable Sukey Reynolds has an apparently straightforward case, but her instincts tell her it is too simple: the victim was about to hand Lamont the script, so why bother to kill him for it? She must find another motive for murder...

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

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Randall R. Reeves,National Audubon Society
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Thomas A. Jefferson,Stephen Leatherwood,Marc A. Webber,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9789251032923
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Identification guide to marine mammals and to cetaceans, seals, and sirenians found in fresh water.

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Whales  Dolphins  and Other Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Hadoram Shirihai
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.

A List of the Marine Mammals of the World

A List of the Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Dale W. Rice,Victor B. Scheffer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A List of the Marine Mammals of the World book written by Dale W. Rice,Victor B. Scheffer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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.

Whales Dolphins and Seals

Whales  Dolphins and Seals Book
Author : Hadoram Shirihai,Brett Jarrett
Publisher : Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780713670370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Guide to marine mammals of the world covers field identification, including geographical, sex and age variations of all the whales, dophins, seals and sea cows, plus walrus, polar bear and marine otters.

Marine Mammals Fisheries Tourism and Management Issues

Marine Mammals  Fisheries  Tourism and Management Issues Book
Author : Nicholas Gales,Mark Hindell,Roger Kirkwood
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2003-10-22
ISBN : 0643099263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues brings together contributions from 68 leading scientists from 12 countries to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review on the way we manage our interactions with whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs. The book examines how we have fared conserving the world’s marine mammal populations, with a focus on the key issues of fisheries and tourism. From a unique southern hemisphere perspective, the authors consider how science informs the culling debate, how wild fisheries and aquaculture interact with marine mammal populations and how we might manage the effects of whale, dolphin and seal watching industries. The authors also address other issues such as the way in which ethics, genetics, acoustics, ecosystem models and pollution influence the management and conservation of marine mammals. Marine Mammals is an invaluable and accessible resource for all those involved with marine mammals, including scientists, managers, policy makers, industry representatives and students. Winner of a 2004 Whitley Award.

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 Ecology and Conservation

Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation Book
Author : Ian L. Boyd,W. Don Bowen,Sara J. Iverson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-08-12
ISBN : 0199216568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Much of our knowledge about marine mammals is derived from a long-term and dedicated research effort that is evolving rapidly due to the introduction and invention of new methods.This book reflects the inventiveness of marine researchers as they try to find ways around the problems presented to them by these unusual and challenging animals.

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?

The Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Mexico

The Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Mexico Book
Author : Bernd G. Würsig,Thomas A. Jefferson,David J. Schmidly
Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Given in honor of District Governor Hugh Summers and Mrs. Ahnise Summers by the Rotary Club of Aggieland with matching support from the Sara and John H. Lindsey '44 Fund, Texas A & M University Press, 2004.

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World Book
Author : Dale W. Rice
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Marine Mammals of the World book written by Dale W. Rice, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Rise of Marine Mammals

The Rise of Marine Mammals Book
Author : Annalisa Berta
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 142142326X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mammalogists, paleontologists, and marine scientists will find Berta’s insights absorbing, while developmental and molecular biologists, geneticists, and ecologists exploring integrative research approaches will benefit from her fresh perspective.

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast Book
Author : Sarah G. Allen,Joseph Mortenson,Sophie Webb
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN : 9780520265455
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This richly illustrated book is more than a field guide, giving the reader insight into the fascinating biology of these animals and the conservation issues they face. Any resident or visitor to the West Coast will love this book and reach for it not only when standing on a bluff looking out to sea, but also when curled in an armchair at home." ---FRANCES GULLAND, The Marine Mammal Center --Book Jacket.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals Book
Author : Randall W. Davis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-14
ISBN : 331998280X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive book provides new insights into the morphological, metabolic, thermoregulatory, locomotory, diving, sensory, feeding, and sleep adaptations of Cetacea (whales and dolphins), Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions and walrus), Sirenia (manatees and dugongs) and sea otters for an aquatic life. Each chapter reviews the discoveries from previous studies and integrates recent research using new techniques and technology. Readers will gain an understanding of the remarkable adaptations that enable marine mammals to spend all or most of their lives at sea, often while hunting prey at depth.