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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 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

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.

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 British Columbia

Marine Mammals of British Columbia Book
Author : John K. B. Ford
Publisher : Royal British Columbia Museum
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9780772667342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Marine Mammals of British Columbia This book includes: more than 100 colour photographs to help identify species and show aspects of behaviour; colour illustrations of all species, showing distinctions between males, females and young; line drawings of skulls; maps showing sightings in BC; pointers on where to find each species and how to identify them at sea; and identification keys for whole animals and skeletal remains. Marine Mammals of British Columbia is an indispensable field guide and reference book for naturalists, boaters and anyone interested in sea life.

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.

Undrowned

Undrowned Book
Author : Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Publisher : AK Press
Release : 2020-11-17
ISBN : 1849353980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean. Gumbs employs a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility and naturalist observation to show what they might teach us, producing not a specific agenda but an unfolding space for wondering and questioning. From the relationship between the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and Gumbs’s Shinnecock and enslaved ancestors to the ways echolocation changes our understandings of “vision” and visionary action, this is a masterful use of metaphor and natural models in the service of social justice.

Marine Mammals and Noise

Marine Mammals and Noise Book
Author : W. John Richardson,Charles R. Greene, Jr.,Charles I. Malme,Denis H. Thomson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 0080573037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these new sounds have on marine mammals. The baseline of ambient noise, the sounds produced by machines and mammals, the sensitivity of marine mammal hearing, and the reactions of marine mammals are also examined. An essential addition to any marine biologist's library, Marine Mammals and Noise will be especially appealing to marine mammalogists, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and marine biologists and oceanographers using sound in their research.

Handbook of Marine Mammals

Handbook of Marine Mammals Book
Author : Sam H. Ridgway,Richard Harrison,Richard John Harrison
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 1998-10-07
ISBN : 9780125885065
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twenty-three separate papers, each describing a single species.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals Book
Author : Nicholas Gales,Nick Gales,Mark Hindell,Roger Kirkwood
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780643069534
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brings together contributions from 68 leading scientists from 12 countries to provide an up-to-date review on the way we manage our interactions with whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs.

Distribution and Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska

Distribution and Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska Book
Author : Donald Gary Calkins,Kenneth W. Pitcher,Karl Burton Schneider
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Distribution and Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska book written by Donald Gary Calkins,Kenneth W. Pitcher,Karl Burton Schneider, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Toxicology of Marine Mammals

Toxicology of Marine Mammals Book
Author : Joseph G. Vos,Gregory Bossart,Michel Fournier,Thomas O'Shea
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2002-12-05
ISBN : 0203165578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The activities of modern society have unleashed a range of toxic chemicals into the global environment. Many of these toxicants are now being detected in increasing quantities in the tissues of marine mammals, most notably in top predators who acquire relatively large amounts of toxic chemicals by ingesting contaminated prey. Toxicology of M

Selected Marine Mammals of Alaska

Selected Marine Mammals of Alaska Book
Author : United States. Marine Mammal Commission
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A current summary of the biology and status of ten species of Alaskan marine mammals. - Pref.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Marine Mammals book written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals Book
Author : Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-03-20
ISBN : 0123972574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps. 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

Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds

Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-09-25
ISBN : 0521765552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals

Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals Book
Author : Carl J. Pfeiffer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marine mammals comprise some of the most highly adapted mammals, many with unbelievable diving capabilities, high intelligence and complex social behaviour, and some with brains larger than that of humans. Many possess echolocating and communication skills that we are only beginning to understand. This work brings together a group of experts focused upon cell and molecular biology of aquatic mammals. Methods currently being used to explore marine mammal biology are discussed, such as genetic tracing of subpopulations of whales and seals by DNA fingerprinting, use of immune system molecular markers, cell culture and ELISA techniques, and electron microscopy.

Marine Mammals and Low Frequency Sound

Marine Mammals and Low Frequency Sound Book
Author : National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee to Review Results of ATOC's Marine Mammal Research Program
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2000-06-11
ISBN : 030906886X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sound has become a major tool for studying the ocean. Although the ocean is relatively opaque to light, it is relatively transparent to sound. Sound having frequencies below 1,000 Hertz (Hz) is often defined as low-frequency sound. The speed of sound is proportional to the temperature of the water through which it passes. Therefore, sound speed can be used to infer the average temperature of the water volume through which sound waves have passed. The relationship between water temperature and the speed of sound is the basis for the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (ATOC) experiment. The ATOC experiment is designed to monitor the travel time of sound between sources off the coasts of Hawaii and California and several receivers around the Pacific Ocean in order to detect trends in ocean temperature and for other research and monitoring purposes. Some whales, seals, and fish use low-frequency sound to communicate and to sense their environments. For example, baleen whales and some toothed whales are known to use and respond to low-frequency sound emitted by other individuals of their species. Sharks are not known to produce low-frequency sound but are attracted to pulsed low-frequency sounds. Therefore, it is possible that human-generated low-frequency sound could interfere with the natural behavior of whales, sharks, and some other marine animals. Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound is an updated review of the National Research Council 1994 report Low-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals: Current Knowledge and Research Needs, based on data obtained from the MMRP and results of any other relevant research, including ONR's research program in low-frequency sound and marine mammals. This report compares new data with the research needs specified in the 1994 NRC report, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the data for answering important outstanding questions about marine mammal responses to low-frequency sound and identifies areas where gaps in our knowledge continue to exist.

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