Encyclopedia of marine mammals / editors, William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen.

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  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • London : Academic 2009
Physical description
1 online resource (1355 p.)
ISBN
  • 9780080919935
  • 9786611928506
  • 0-08-091993-6
Notes
  • Previous ed.: 2002.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
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Contents
  • FRONT COVER; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MARINE MAMMALS; COPYRIGHT PAGE; CONTENTS; CONTENTS BY SUBJECT AREA; CONTRIBUTORS; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; GUIDE TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA; A; Abundance Estimation; Aerial Behavior; Age Estimation; Aggressive Behavior, Intraspecific; Albinism; Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis); Ambergris; Anatomical Dissection: Thorax and Abdomen; Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella); Antarctic Marine Mammals; Archaeocetes, Archaic; Arctic Marine Mammals; Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis)
  • Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea); Australian Snubfin Dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni); Azorean Whaling; B; Baculum; Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer); Balance; Baleen; Baleen Whales (Mysticetes); Barnacles; Basilosaurids; Beaked Whales, Overview (Ziphiidae); Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus); Behavior, Overview; Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas); Biogeography; Blubber; Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus); Bones and Teeth, Histology of; Bottlenose Whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus and H. planifrons); Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus); Bow-Riding
  • BrainBrain Size Evolution; Breathing; Breeding Sites; Bryde's Whales (Balaenoptera edeni/B. brydei); Burmeister's Porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis); Bycatch; C; California, Galapagos, and Japanese Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus, Z. wollebaeki, and Z. japonicus); Callosities; Captive Breeding; Captivity; Caspian and Baikal Seals (Pusa caspica and Pusa sibirica); Cephalorhynchus Dolphins (C. heavisidii, C. eutropia, C. hectori, and C. commersonii); Cetacean Ecology; Cetacean Evolution; Cetacean Fossil Record; Cetacean Life History; Cetacean Prenatal Development; Circulatory System
  • Classification (Overall)Climate Change; Clymene Dolphin (Stenella clymene); Coloration; Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus); Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis and D. capensis); Communication in Marine Mammals; Competition with Fisheries; Conservation Efforts; Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophaga); Culture in Whales and Dolphins; Cuvier's Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris); D; Dall's Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli); Delphinids, Overview; Dental Morphology, Evolution of; Desmostylia; Dialects; Diet; Distribution; Diving Behavior; Diving Physiology; Dugong (Dugong dugon)
  • Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)E; Eared Seals (Otariidae); Earless Seals (Phocidae); Echolocation; Ecological Effects of Marine Mammals; Ecology, Overview; Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris and M. leonina); Endangered Species and Populations; Endocrine Systems; Energetics; Entrapment and Entanglement; Estrus and Estrous Behavior; Ethics and Marine Mammals; Extinctions, Specific; F; False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens); Feeding Morphology; Feeding Strategies and Tactics; Female Reproductive Systems; Filter Feeding; Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
  • Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)
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  • This thorough revision of the classic first edition 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 a

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