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The Hawaiian spinner dolphin

Author: Kenneth S Norris
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This absorbing book is the first comprehensive scientific natural history of a dolphin species ever written. From their research camp at Kealake'akua Bay in Hawaii, the authors followed a population of wild spinner dolphins for more than twenty years. They observed marked animals by ship, by air, from a cliffside observation post, by radiotracking their movements, and by studying the details of their underwater
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Norris
ISBN: 0520082087 9780520082083
OCLC Number: 29310672
Description: xxiii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 1. The Spinner Dolphin / Kenneth S. Norris, Bernd Wursig and Randall S. Wells --
Ch. 2. The Island Habitat / Randall S. Wells and Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 3. Observing Dolphins Underwater / Kenneth S. Norris and Randall S. Wells --
Ch. 4. A Spinner Dolphin's Day / Bernd Wursig, Randall S. Wells, Kenneth S. Norris and Melany Wursig --
Ch. 5. Aerial Behavior / Kenneth S. Norris, Bernd Wursig and Randall S. Wells --
Ch. 6. Population Structure / Bernd Wursig, Randall S. Wells, Melany Wursig and Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 7. The Visual Domain / Kenneth S. Norris, Randall S. Wells and Christine M. Johnson --
Ch. 8. The Acoustic Domain / Shannon M. Brownlee and Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 9. Patterns of Reproduction / Randall S. Wells and Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 10. Locomotion / Kenneth S. Norris and Christine M. Johnson --
Ch. 11. Breathing at Sea / Kenneth S. Norris and Christine M. Johnson. Ch. 12. Food and Feeding / Bernd Wursig, Randall S. Wells and Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 13. Schools and Schooling / Kenneth S. Norris and Christine M. Johnson --
Ch. 14. Social Behavior / Christine M. Johnson and Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 15. Predators, Parasites, and Multispecies Aggregations / Kenneth S. Norris --
Ch. 16. Comparative View of Cetacean Social Ecology, Culture, and Evolution / Kenneth S. Norris --
Appendix A: Those Who Helped --
Appendix B: Materials and Methods.
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Norris [and others] ; illustrations by Jenny Wardrip.
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Presents a scientific natural history of the dolphin. The authors begin with a description of the spinner dolphin species, its morphology and systematics, and then examines the ocean environment, the  Read more...

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