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Encyclopedia of marine mammals

Author: William F Perrin; Bernd G Würsig; J G M Thewissen
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston, Mass. : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2009.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Describes every marine mammal species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, including a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of marine mammals.
Amsterdam ; Boston, Mass. : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)262718627
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William F Perrin; Bernd G Würsig; J G M Thewissen
ISBN: 9780080919935 0080919936
OCLC Number: 316226747
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 1316 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents: Cover --
Copyright --
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 --
Brain --
Brain 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) --T$
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library
Responsibility: editors, William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen.

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