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The Dusky Dolphin

The Dusky Dolphin Book
Author : Bernd Würsig,Melany Wursig
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009-07-17
ISBN : 9780080920351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such as the dusky dolphin’s sound production, its foraging at night and in daylight, its survival strategies in response to predator threats, the mating habits of New Zealand duskies, calf rearing, sexual segregation, and genetic relationships. Other chapters address the interaction of dusky dolphins with humans. This book offers information about dusky dolphins off Southern Africa and discussions about the patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus. Finally, comparisons between dusky dolphins and great apes as large-brained mammals are also reviewed in this book. Only book fully devoted to the southern hemisphere "dusky" dolphin Heavily illustrated with charts, figures, tables, and all color photos Written by a cadre of experts intimately familiar with dolphin field work Written in an accurate yet accessible style for the scientist and natural historian alike

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 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

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World

Dolphins  Porpoises and Whales of the World Book
Author : International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9782880329365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Behavior and Human Interactions

Dusky Dolphin  Lagenorhynchus Obscurus  Behavior and Human Interactions Book
Author : Nicholas Duprey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interactions between humans and dusky dolphins in the coastal waters of New Zealand are increasing. My research focused on tourism interactions, with Kaikoura as the study site; and, on habitat use in an active aquaculture area, with Admiralty Bay as the study site. In Kaikoura, companies engaged in commercial cetacean tourism (For Hire Company) have permits issued by the New Zealand's Department of Conservation, allowing them to take paying customers out to view and swim with wild dusky dolphins. During summer and fall of 2005, I assessed the effectiveness of a voluntary 'rest period' established to give time free of humans to the dolphins. I used a theodolite to track the movements of large groups of dusky dolphins and recorded the arrival, departure and behaviors of all vessels approaching within 400 m of the group. The 'rest period' resulted in a reduction of vessel visits compared to non-rest periods, yet one For Hire Company and private recreational vessels continued to visit dusky dolphin groups during this time. To increase compliance with the voluntary regulation, more education is needed targeting private recreational vessels. Weekend traffic was higher compared to weekday traffic, during both rest and non-rest periods; a large increase occurred in weekend non-commercial vessel traffic. Swimming with calves is prohibited by New Zealand's Marine Mammal Protection Regulations of 1992, yet 71.4 percent of the swim attempts I observed on-board For Hire Company tours were conducted with groups containing calves. More should be done to reduce the number of swims conducted with groups of dusky dolphins containing calves. In winter of 2005, I used hourly theodolite scans to record the number of dusky dolphin groups using Admiralty Bay, a different near-shore environment with less tourism than off Kaikoura, and with near-shore mussel farms. Groups of dusky dolphins were observed in Admiralty Bay using the full extent of the bay. This re-enforces previous findings that Admiralty Bay is an important winter foraging ground for dusky dolphins, and further aquaculture development in the bay would remove available foraging habitat.

Primates and Cetaceans

Primates and Cetaceans Book
Author : Juichi Yamagiwa,Leszek Karczmarski
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-20
ISBN : 4431545239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, the editors present a view of the socioecology of primates and cetaceans in a comparative perspective to elucidate the social evolution of highly intellectual mammals in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Despite obvious differences in morphology and eco-physiology, there are many cases of comparable, sometimes strikingly similar patterns of sociobehavioral complexity. A number of long-term field studies have accumulated a substantial amount of data on the life history of various taxa, foraging ecology, social and sexual relationships, demography, and various patterns of behavior: from dynamic fission–fusion to long-term stable societies; from male-bonded to bisexually bonded to matrilineal groups. Primatologists and cetologists have come together to provide four evolutionary themes: (1) social complexity and behavioral plasticity, (2) life history strategies and social evolution, (3) the interface between behavior, demography, and conservation, and (4) selected topics in comparative behavior. These comparisons of taxa that are evolutionarily distant but live in comparable complex sociocognitive environments boost our appreciation of their sophisticated mammalian societies and can advance our understanding of the ecological factors that have shaped their social evolution. This knowledge also facilitates a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges these animals face in the human-dominated world and may improve the capacity and effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

Dolphin Communication and Cognition

Dolphin Communication and Cognition Book
Author : Denise L. Herzing,Christine M. Johnson
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2015-09-25
ISBN : 0262029677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Experts survey the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, offering a comprehensive reference to findings in the laboratory and from the field. Dolphin researchers have collected an impressive amount of data over the last twenty years, thanks to advances in technology for monitoring, recording, and analyzing dolphin behavior as well as increasing interest in exploring and modeling dolphins' cognitive capacities. This volume offers a comprehensive reference to the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, reporting on findings from both the laboratory and the field. The contributors review a wide range of topics, including vocalization, abstract reasoning abilities, imitation and learning, social cognition, echolocation, and ethical issues in working with cetaceans. The book begins by examining the dolphin brain and its evolution, the anatomy of its unique sound production and reception systems, and its sensory abilities. It next treats communication, reviewing the complexity of dolphins' vocalization, and then describes research on cognition, from both experimental and developmental perspectives. Finally, the book considers the future of dolphin research, including a series of provocative questions that remain unanswered, posed by the volume's expert contributors. Contributors Mats Amundin, Whitlow Au, Ted W. Cranford, Nicola Erdsack, John Ford, Wolf Hanke, Louis M. Herman, Denise L. Herzing, Christine M. Johnson, Petr Krysl, Stan Kuczaj, Marc Lammers, Lori Marino, Paul Nachtigall, Julie Oswald, Adam A. Pack, Heidi Pearson, Sam Ridgway, Jeanette Thomas, Randall Wells, Thomas I. White, Hal Whitehead, Kelley Winship, Bernd Würsig

Dolphins Whales and Porpoises

Dolphins  Whales and Porpoises Book
Author : Randall R. Reeves
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 2831706564
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fishery Bulletin

Fishery Bulletin Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises Book
Author : Annalisa Berta
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2015-09-18
ISBN : 022618319X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals. Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology—including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication—Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status. Each entry also includes original drawings of the species and its key identifiers, such as fin shape and color, tooth shape, and characteristic markings as they would appear both above and below water—a feature unique to this book. Figures of myth and—as the debate over hunting rages on—figures of conflict since long before the days of Moby-Dick, whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also ecologically important and, in many cases, threatened. Written for general enthusiasts, emergent cetacean fans, and biologists alike, this stunning, urgently needed book will serve as the definitive guide for years to come.

Dolphin Life Funny and Weird Marine Mammals

Dolphin Life Funny and Weird Marine Mammals Book
Author : P. Hersom
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-11
ISBN : 9780615929767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover Dolphins from Around the World with Funny Dolphin Pictures and Weird Dolphin Facts Learning new things can be fun and humorous, join bestselling children's book author P. T. Hersom as he uncovers funny dolphin facts and sometimes weird dolphin behavior, with stunning full color photos with descriptions of the marine mammals, what they like to eat, where they live and their behavior. Explore parts of the world to find the pink dolphin of the Amazon River, or the show off Bottlenose Dolphin that entertains thousands, or the acrobatic Dusky Dolphin. See mystical sea creatures such as the Killer Whale, the deep diving Pilot Whale or Pinky the albino dolphin! Funny & Weird Animals Series Part of the Funny & Weird Animals Series, Dolphin Life, will keep your young readers interested in reading this dolphins children's book over and over again. Descriptions in the large text make it easy for early readers, or for a child to be guided through with a parent or family member. As with all books in this series, it is designed to be a learning tool too. The author combines humor with facts to make the learning fun and memorable for the kids. Additionally, with "What did You Learn Today" fun questions and answers at the books end. The Following Dolphins are Featured: The amazing Amazon River Dolphin The surfing Atlantic Spotted Dolphin The performing Bottlenose Dolphin The funny Commerson's Dolphin The speedy Common Dolphin The tumbling Dusky Dolphin The short Hector's Dolphin The jumping Hourglass Dolphin The hunting Killer Whale The belly flopping Pacific White-sided Dolphin The snoring Pilot Whale The white Risso's Dolphin The slender Southern Right Whale Dolphin The spinning Spinner Dolphin The high jumper Striped Dolphin The large White-beaked Dolphin The pink Bottlenose Dolphin, Pinky These are Real Dolphins and the Pictures have not been Altered In my research for this book I discovered many dolphins I had never heard of before, let alone ever seen.Some dolphins may appear to be unreal or the pictures altered, because of how unusal the dolphin may look. However,all the dolphins in this book are real and alive today. Click on the Look Inside feature before you buy. If you enjoyed "Dolphins: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature" by Kay de Silva and Melissa Stewart's "National Geographic Readers: Dolphins" then you will like this too. If you enjoy dolphin facts like those shared by IP Factly's in "Dolphins! Dolphin Facts, Pictures & Video Links. Early Reader Dolphin Book for Kids" and Mary Pope Osbourne's"Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak" then you'll enjoy this also.

Nature Wildfacts Dusky Dolphin Fitzroy s Dolphin

Nature Wildfacts  Dusky Dolphin  Fitzroy s Dolphin Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-08-17
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) presents information on the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus), also known as Fitzroy's dolphin. This species is one of the most acrobatic. The BBC includes a physical description and images of the dolphin, as well as details on the distribution, diet, and behavior of the dolphin.

Dolphins 101 Fun Facts Amazing Pictures Featuring The World s 6 Top Dolphins With Coloring Pages

Dolphins  101 Fun Facts   Amazing Pictures  Featuring The World s 6 Top Dolphins With Coloring Pages  Book
Author : Janet Evans
Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2014-03-31
ISBN : 1632876620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A book on dolphins from Janet Evans featuring the world's top 6 most amazing and loved dolphins. This book brings these magnificent creatures brings its readings into the world of dolphins with its amazing pictures and numerous fun facts. This book also contains coloring pages of these dolphins for your children to enjoy after reading the book.

Whale watching

Whale watching Book
Author : James Higham,Lars Bejder,Rob Williams
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-03-27
ISBN : 0521195977
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A critical insight into the diverse socio-cultural, political, economic and ecological contexts of the global whale-watching industry.

Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin Book
Author : Devin Haines
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10-19
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Voices in the Ocean

Voices in the Ocean Book
Author : Susan Casey
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2015-08-04
ISBN : 0385679416
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth and The Wave, a breathtaking look into the mysterious world of dolphins and their conflicted history with man. Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability and intelligence seems like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, scientists have discovered dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, feel despondent, adorn themselves, rescue each other (and humans), deduce, infer, form cliques, throw tantrums, gossip and scheme. Several native peoples trace their lineage to dolphins. They are the stars of multi-million dollar aquatic theme parks, money which has fueled a sinister illicit trade as shown in the documentary Blackfish. The U.S. Navy has a secret program using dolphins as undersea soldiers. The theory that they are a superior, extraterrestial species is popular among the new age fringe. They are the victims of brutal slaughters as depicted in the documentary The Cove. To swim with a dolphin is a transporting experience, an encounter with a being seemingly so like us, yet so alien. No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil's Teeth contemporary classics of writing on the oceans. For two years Casey traveled the world, and has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet.

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.

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.

Smartest Animals

Smartest Animals Book
Author : Joanne Mattern
Publisher : Red Chair Press
Release : 2019-08-01
ISBN : 1634407091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Which animal can find its way through a maze and even learn shortcuts? And which animal is so smart it lets cars do the hard work of cracking open its food?

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales

Dolphins  Porpoises  and Whales Book
Author : Randall R. Reeves,IUCN Library and Archive,International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources,Stephen Leatherwood
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9782831701899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consistent evaluation and new recommendations for action are required of protective measures to address threats that were unrecognized or non-existent until recently. Global warming, noise pollution and reduced availability of prey are now of great concern. The all too familiar threats of accidental killing in fishing gear and exposure to toxic chemicals remain almost intractable. This Action Plan reviews threats and offers possible solutions. It also contains a thorough review of the status of species and a list of 57 recommended research projects and education initiatives.