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

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.

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.

Distribution and Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska

Distribution and Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska
Author: Donald Gary Calkins,Kenneth W. Pitcher,Karl Burton Schneider
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals

Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals
Author: Carl J. Pfeiffer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular and Cell Biology of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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

Marine Mammals
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 331
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals
Author: Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2015-03-20
ISBN: 0123972574
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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

Selected Marine Mammals of Alaska

Selected Marine Mammals of Alaska
Author: Jack W. Lentfer,United States. Marine Mammal Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Marine Mammals of Alaska Book Excerpt:

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

Marine Mammals and Low Frequency Sound

Marine Mammals and Low Frequency Sound
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee to Review Results of ATOC's Marine Mammal Research Program
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2000-06-11
ISBN: 030906886X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals and Low Frequency Sound Book Excerpt:

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.

Biology of Marine Mammals

Biology of Marine Mammals
Author: John E. Reynolds
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 1588344207
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a framework for fundamental biological and ecological concepts. They describe functional morphology, sensory systems, energetics, reproduction, communication and cognition, behavior, distribution, population biology, and feeding ecology. They also detail the physiological adaptations—for such activities and processes as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that enable marine mammals to exploit their aquatic environment.

The Rise of Marine Mammals

The Rise of Marine Mammals
Author: Annalisa Berta
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1421423251
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

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

Effects of Noise on Marine Mammals

Effects of Noise on Marine Mammals
Author: William John Richardson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Airplanes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marine Mammals Commercial Fishing Regulations

Marine Mammals  Commercial Fishing Regulations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessment Approaches to Support Bycatch Management for Marine Mammals

Assessment Approaches to Support Bycatch Management for Marine Mammals
Author: Tessa Francis,Jeff Moore,Andre Eric Punt,Randall Reeves
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 2889763943
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tuna Purse Seining Operations Taking of Marine Mammals Proposed Amendments to Regulations

Tuna Purse Seining Operations  Taking of Marine Mammals  Proposed Amendments to Regulations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Potential Effects of Oil Spills on Marine Mammals that Occur in Alaskan Waters

Potential Effects of Oil Spills on Marine Mammals that Occur in Alaskan Waters
Author: Donald J. Hansen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine mammals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potential Effects of Oil Spills on Marine Mammals that Occur in Alaskan Waters Book Excerpt:

Report covers recent information (since 1985) on the potential effects of oil spills on marine mammals in Alaskan waters. Focuses primarily on the potential direct and indirect effects of oil spills on marine mammals, addresses both short-term effects that may occur at the time of contact with oil and long-term effects that may occur long after contact with oil. Considers sea otters, pinnipeds, polar bears, and cetaceans.

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.

Seasonal Distribution and Relative Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska

Seasonal Distribution and Relative Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Alaska
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mammal populations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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By catches of Marine Mammals in U S Fisheries and a First Attempt to Estimate the Magnitude of Global Marine Mammal By catch

By catches of Marine Mammals in U S  Fisheries and a First Attempt to Estimate the Magnitude of Global Marine Mammal By catch
Author: Andrew J. Read,Simon P. Northridge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bycatches (Fisheries)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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United States and International Authorities Applicable to Entanglement of Marine Mammals and Other Organisms in Lost Or Discarded Fishing Gear and Other Debris

United States and International Authorities Applicable to Entanglement of Marine Mammals and Other Organisms in Lost Or Discarded Fishing Gear and Other Debris
Author: Michael J. Bean
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine debris
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States and International Authorities Applicable to Entanglement of Marine Mammals and Other Organisms in Lost Or Discarded Fishing Gear and Other Debris Book Excerpt: