Walker s Marine Mammals of the World

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Ronald M. Nowak,Ernest Pillsbury Walker
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2003-05-28
ISBN: 9780801873430
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

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.

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 0124095925
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
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
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9789251032923
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

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

Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Marine Mammals of the World  A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 0080557848
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Stephen Leatherwood
Publsiher: E P Dutton
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983-03-01
ISBN: 9780525104728
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author: William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1352
Release: 2009-02-26
ISBN: 9780080919935
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Peter G.H. Evans,Juan Antonio Raga
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2001-12-31
ISBN: 9780306465734
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

The field of marine mammal science has made enormous strides in the last ten years as well as attracting a large amount of interest, due no doubt to the public appeal of whales, dolphins, and seals, which are never out of media attention. The purpose of this book is to review key topics through chapters on the major disciplines from invited authorities around the world. Subjects covered include evolution and genetics, life histories, ecology, physiology, behaviour, medicine (diseases, parasitology), survey methodology, and all the main conservation issues (pollution, fisheries interactions, and sound disturbance). The book has an ecological and conservation emphasis since these are subject areas calling for the most attention in the modern world, but other areas such as evolution, physiology, and medicine are also given in-depth treatment. The book is written at the level of the undergraduate or above, although its style should appeal to anyone with a serious interest in marine mammal science.

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Whales  Dolphins  and Other Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Hadoram Shirihai
Publsiher: Princeton Field Guides
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

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.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author: W. F. Perrin
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 1414
Release: 2002-02-05
ISBN: 0125513402
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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.

Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Dale W. Rice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marine Mammals of the World

Marine Mammals of the World
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
Publsiher: Fao
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

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

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Randall R. Reeves,National Audubon Society
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

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.

Whales Dolphins and Seals

Whales  Dolphins and Seals
Author: Hadoram Shirihai,Brett Jarrett
Publsiher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780713670370
Category: Animals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales Dolphins and Seals Book Excerpt:

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.

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Whales  Dolphins  and Other Marine Mammals of the World
Author: Hadoram Shirihai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aquatic mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World Book Excerpt:

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.

Pathologic Findings in Stranded Marine Mammals A Global Perspective

Pathologic Findings in Stranded Marine Mammals  A Global Perspective
Author: Gregory Dana Bossart,Alvin Cyril Camus,Debra Lee Miller,Stephen Raverty
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-09
ISBN: 2889743128
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathologic Findings in Stranded Marine Mammals A Global Perspective Book Excerpt:

This project is posthumously dedicated to Dr. Gregory Dana Bossart. Whether you knew him as colleague, mentor, friend, family member or simply ‘knew of him’, you could not help but be awestruck by his dedication, intelligence, thoughtfulness, work ethic and passion for scientific inquiry, especially for conservation of the marine environment Many of his publications were seminal in marine mammal health, including infectious, environmental and zoonotic diseases. As we collected manuscripts for this special Frontiers edition, it was heartwarming to hear the comments from contributors. So many research scientists, field biologists and veterinarians could easily have given up and said, ‘I just can’t do this now’, especially with the added challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, contributors from around the world were determined to contribute to this collection because of their inspiration and shared commitment with Greg’s vision. The love and admiration within the marine community for Greg is phenomenal. With that said, we would be remiss if we did not say a few words about Greg as a mentor and friend. Greg had a knack for helping students realize their abilities and pursue their own independent contributions to the marine mammal community. He shared in their successes and worked tirelessly to facilitate their aspirations. Greg would involve students, early-career scientists and colleagues in projects, introduce them to collaborators and promote them and their work. Greg was a genuinely caring person. When he asked you ‘how are you doing’, he honestly wanted to know. He was always there, ready to listen and provide guidance. If you were to ask Greg what was most important to him in life, he would say God, family and marine life (and one could argue that he had a special fondness for manatees). He believed in the beauty of nature and that God had a hand in all of it. He was in pursuit of ensuring that we all share this earth responsibly and sustainably. We miss Greg dearly, but honor and celebrate him as we carry on in our pursuits.

Books and Articles on Marine Mammals

Books and Articles on Marine Mammals
Author: Ethel I. Todd,United States. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 14
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals
Author: Nicholas Gales,Nick Gales,Mark Hindell,Roger Kirkwood
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780643069534
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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.

Marine Mammal Welfare

Marine Mammal Welfare
Author: Andy Butterworth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 3319469940
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammal Welfare Book Excerpt:

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?

Handbook of Marine Mammals

Handbook of Marine Mammals
Author: Sam H. Ridgway,Richard Harrison,Richard John Harrison
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1998-10-07
ISBN: 9780125885065
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes

Encyclopedia of the World   s Biomes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 3500
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN: 0128160977
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication. Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information currently only available in scattered or non-technical sources Authored and edited by top scientists in the field Concisely written to guide the reader though the topic Includes meaningful illustrations and suggests further reading for those needing more specific information