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An introduction to marine mammal biology and conservation

Author: Edward C M Parsons; Amy Bauer
Publisher: Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, ©2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C M Parsons; Amy Bauer
ISBN: 9780763783440 0763783447
OCLC Number: 809800396
Description: xviii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. What Is a Marine Mammal? --
Characteristics of Mammals --
Mammalian Evolution --
Defining a Marine Mammal --
Quasi-Marine Mammals --
Greater Bulldog Bat (Noctilio leporinus) --
Fishing (or Fish-Eating) Bat (Myotis vivesi) --
Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) --
Exploring the Depths: International Union for Conservation of Nature --
Exploring the Depths: Sea Wolves and Sea Sheep? --
Exploring the Depths: Eurasian Otters: A Marine Mammal? --
Exploring the Depths: Steller's Sea Monkey: Were There More Species of Marine Mammals Historically? --
Why Are Marine Mammals Special? --
Selected References and Further Reading --
pt. I General Biology --
2. Marine Mammal Evolution --
The Changing Oceans --
Marine Carnivore Evolution --
Exploring the Depths: The Fossil Record --
Sirenian Evolution --
Exploring the Depths: What Are the Closest Modern Relatives of Whales? --
Exploring the Depths: The Earliest Aquatic Archaeocete --
Cetacean Evolution. Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Climate Changes in the Late Eocene and Oligocene --
Exploring the Depths: Basilosaurs --
Selected References and Further Reading --
3. Marine Mammal Classification and Diversity --
Marine Carnivores --
Polar Bears --
Otters --
Pinnipeds --
Exploring the Depths: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus --
Exploring the Depths: Walrus, O dobenus rosmarus --
Exploring the Depths: Recent Revisions in Phocinae Taxonomy --
Sirenians --
Cetaceans --
Baleen Whales (Suborder Mysticeti) --
Toothed Whales (Suborder Odontoceti) --
Exploring the Depths: Recent Genetic Studies on Toothed Whales --
Exploring the Depths: Value of Genetic Studies on Beaked Whales --
Selected References and Further Reading --
4. Adaptations to a Marine Environment --
Exploring the Depths: Ocean Zones --
Swimming --
Exploring the Depths: Blubber --
Exploring the Depths: Spermaceti Organ --
Thermoregulation --
Exploring the Depths: Surface Area to Volume Ratio. Contents note continued: Diving Physiology and Behavior --
Pressure Effects --
Osmoregulation --
Sensory Adaptations --
Exploring the Depths: Light in the Ocean --
Exploring the Depths: Sleep --
Selected References and Further Reading --
5. Underwater Sound --
Basics of Sound Physics --
Exploring the Depths: What Exactly Is the Decibel? --
Bioacoustics --
Exploring the Depths: Marine Mammal Sound Production --
Marine Mammal Hearing --
Exploring the Depths: Marine Mammal Ears --
Cetacean Ears --
Pinniped Ears --
Other Marine Mammal Ears --
Echolocation --
Navigation --
Sound and Communication --
Intrasexual Selection --
Intersexual Selection --
Exploring the Depths: Song and Sexual Selection --
Exploring the Depths: Humpback Whale Song --
Mother-Calf Cohesion --
Group Cohesion --
Danger Avoidance --
Individual Recognition --
Exploring the Depths: Prey Stunning? --
Sound in the Marine Environment --
Exploring the Depths: What Is the Problem with Noise? Contents note continued: Selected References and Further Reading --
pt. II Ecology and Status --
6. Polar Bears --
Aquatic Adaptations --
Distribution --
Arctic Adaptations --
Feeding Behavior and Ecology --
Reproduction --
Abundance and Status --
Hunting --
Pollution --
Climate Change --
Exploring the Depths: Sampling Contaminants in Polar Bears --
Disturbance --
Polar Bear Conservation --
International Polar Bear Agreement --
Exploring the Depths: Precautionary Principle --
Recent Changes in Polar Bear Status --
Exploring the Depths: Polar Bears in Captivity --
Selected References and Further Reading --
7. Otters --
Sea Otter --
Distribution --
Aquatic Adaptations --
Feeding Behavior and Ecology --
Exploring the Depths: Tool Use --
Reproduction --
Other Behavior --
Abundance and Status --
Exploring the Depths: Sea Otters and the Exxo Valdez Oil Spill --
Exploring the Depths: Sea Otter Declines and Killer Whales --
Marine Otter --
Distribution, Abundance, and Status. Contents note continued: Feeding Behavior and Ecology --
Reproduction --
Exploring the Depths: Eurasian Otter Rescue and Rehabilitation --
Cubs --
Juveniles --
Adults --
Selected References and Further Reading --
8. Sirenians --
Distribution --
Feeding Behavior and Ecology --
Reproduction --
Abundance and Status --
Exploring the Depths: Conservation of the Florida Manatee --
Exploring the Depths: Conservation of the Dugong --
Exploring the Depths: Extinction of Steller's Sea Cow --
Selected References and Further Reading --
9. Pinnipeds --
Distribution --
Fur Seals and Sea Lions --
Walruses --
True Seals --
Exploring the Depths: Guadalupe Fur Seal, Arctocephalus townsendi --
Exploring the Depths: Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii --
Exploring the Depths: Lake Seals --
Exploring the Depths: Tagging Pinnipeds --
Reproduction --
Exploring the Depths: Hooded Seal Mating Behavior --
Exploring the Depths: Nursing Behavior in Galapagos Fur Seals --
Exploring the Depths: Adult Molt. Contents note continued: Abundance and Status --
Exploring the Depths: Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis --
Exploring the Depths: Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicus --
Selected References and Further Reading --
10. Mysticeti: The Baleen Whales --
Distribution --
Exploring the Depths: Migration --
Feeding Behavior and Ecology --
Reproduction --
Abundance and Status --
Exploring the Depths: Antarctic Minke Whale Abundance --
Exploring the Depths: Public Perceptions of the Status of Baleen Whales --
Selected References and Further Reading --
11. Odontoceti: The Toothed Whales --
Sperm Whales --
Distribution --
Reproduction --
Feeding Behavior and Ecology --
Abundance Status --
Exploring the Depths: Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales --
Beaked Whales --
Exploring the Depths: Battling Beaked Whales --
Distribution --
Deep Diving and Sonar --
Status --
River Dolphins --
Indian River Dolphins --
Amazon River Dolphins --
Yangtze River Dolphin. Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Franciscana or La Plata Dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei --
Beluga Whales --
Distribution --
Abundance and Status --
Exploring the Depths: Cook Inlet Beluga Whale --
The Narwhal --
Exploring the Depths: The Narwhal's Tusk --
Porpoises --
Exploring the Depths: Dall's Porpoise and Japanese Catches --
Exploring the Depths: Harbor Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena --
Exploring the Depths: A Particularly Perplexing Porpoise --
Selected References and Further Reading --
12. Delphinidae: The Oceanic Dolphins --
Killer Whales --
Killer Whale Ecotypes --
Exploring the Depths: Killer Whale Dorsal Fins --
Exploring the Depths: Killer Whale Behavior --
Abundance Status --
Exploring the Depths: Killer Whale Longevity --
The "Blackfish" --
Pilot Whales --
Exploring the Depths: Standings --
"Blunt-Headed" Dolphins --
Irrawaddy and Snubfin Dolphins --
Risso's Dolphin --
Right Whale Dolphins --
"Beakless" and "Short-Beaked" Dolphins. Contents note continued: Genus Cephalorhynchus --
Exploring the Depths: Hector's Dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori --
Genus Lagenorhynchus --
Humpback Dolphins --
Exploring the Depths: Climate Change and Conservation of Lagenorhynchus Species --
Exploring the Depths: Critically Endangered Eastern Taiwan Strait Sousa chinensis Population --
Long-Beaked Dolphins --
Genera Stenella and Steno --
Exploring the Depths: Rough-Toothed Dolphin, Steno bredanensis --
Genus Delphinus --
Exploring the Depths: Common Dolphin Bycatch in Europe --
Exploring the Depths: Tucuxi and Costero, Genus Sotalia --
Bottlenose Dolphins --
Exploring the Depths: Sperm Competition --
Exploring the Depths: Dolphin Intelligence --
Exploring the Depths: Culture in Cetaceans --
Selected References and Further Reading --
pt. III Conservation --
13. Humans and Marine Mammals --
Marine Mammals in Folklore and History --
Exploring the Depths: Narwhals and Unicorns --
Marine Mammal Hunts and Early Whaling. Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Whales and Whaling in the United Kingdom --
Commercial Whaling: The Early Years --
Exploring the Depths: Life as a Whaler --
Exploring the Depths: The Essex --
Changing Attitudes Toward Marine Mammals --
Exploring the Depths: Public Opinion, Whaling, and Seal Culls --
Selected References and Further Reading --
14. Whaling and the International Whaling Commission --
History of Modern Whaling --
Exploring the Depths: Japanese Commercial Whaling --
International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling --
Whaling Quotas and Bans --
Whaling Moratorium --
Norwegian Whaling --
Japanese "Scientific" Whaling --
Exploring the Depths: Structure of the IWC --
Iceland's "Scientific" and Commercial Whaling --
Exploring the Depths: Iceland and Whale Watching --
Revised Management Procedure and Revised Management Scheme --
Exploring the Depths: North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission --
Aboriginal Whaling. Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Cetacean Meat Contamination --
Exploring the Depths: IWC Conservation Committee --
Exploring the Depths: Aboriginal or Indigenous Whaling --
Exploring the Depths: Welfare and Whaling --
Selected References and Further Reading --
15. Threats to Cetaceans --
Direct Takes of Small Cetaceans --
Exploring the Depths: Cetacean Culls --
Exploring the Depths: Live Takes --
Fisheries and Cetaceans --
Exploring the Depths: What Is Stress? --
Exploring the Depths: U.S. Tuna Labeling Controversy --
Ship Strikes --
Pollution --
Heavy Metals --
Organohalogens --
Harmful Algal Blooms --
Marine Litter and Debris --
Exploring the Depths: Butyltin --
Exploring the Depths: Radioactive Discharges --
Oil --
Exploring the Depths: Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons --
Sewage and Disease --
Climate Change --
Habitat Degradation --
Selected References and Further Reading --
16. Threats to Pinnipeds --
Endangered and Threatened Pinniped Populations. Contents note continued: Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus --
Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi --
Steller Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus --
Exploring the Depths: "Junk Food" Hypothesis --
Exploring the Depths: Orca Predation Hypothesis --
Galapagos Fur Seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis --
Australian Sea Lion, Neophoca cinerea --
New Zealand Sea Lion, Phocarctos hookeri --
Northern Fur Seal, Callorhinus ursinus --
Caspian Seal, Pusa caspica --
Exploring the Depths: Northern Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris --
Harbor Seal, Phoca vitulina --
Exploring the Depths: "The Canadian Harp Seal Harvest --
Selected References and Further Reading --
17. Marine Mammal Protection: Laws and Initiatives --
International Union for Conservation of Nature --
Exploring the Depths: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea --
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species --
Convention on Migratory Species --
Exploring the Depths: ASCOBANS. Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: A CCOBAMS --
U.S. Endangered Species Act --
U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act --
Exploring the Depths: 1966 Fur Seal Act --
Exploring the Depths: U.S. Marine Mammal Commission --
Exploring the Depths: U.S. Magnuson-Stevens Act --
Exploring the Depths: New Zealand Marine Mammals Protection Act --
European Community Habitats Directive --
Exploring the Depths: European Council Regulation on Bycatch --
Exploring the Depths: Pinniped Conservation Law in the United Kingdom --
Exploring the Depths: Legal Protections for Marine Mammals in the United Kingdom --
Exploring the Depths: Public Opinion on Marine Mammal Protection in the United Kingdom --
Exploring the Depths: Marine Protected Areas and Sanctuaries --
Food For Thought: Science-Based Management? --
Exploring the Depths: Domestic Laws Around the World --
Food For Thought: Enforcement --
Selected References and Further Reading --
18. Marine Mammal Tourism. Contents note continued: Significance of Marine Mammal Tourism --
Exploring the Depths: Whale Watching and Ecotourism --
Exploring the Depths: Whale Watching Versus Whaling --
Exploring the Depths: Pinniped Tourism --
Exploring the Depths: Whale Watching Around the World --
Who Watches Whales? The Nature of Marine Mammal Tourists --
Negative Impacts of Marine Mammal Watching --
Exploring the Depths: Negative Impacts of Pinniped Tourism --
Managing Marine Mammal Tourism --
Exploring the Depths: Sustainability Report Card --
Exploring the Depths: Educational Potential of Marine Mammal Tourism --
Exploring the Depths: Dolphinaria: Pros and Cons --
Exploring the Depths: Keiko, the Whale From Free Willy --
Solitary Sociable Dolphin Problem --
Selected References and Further Reading --
Appendix Marine Mammal Research Techniques --
Line Transect Surveys --
Exploring the Depths: Experiment Design --
Mark-Recapture Analysis and Photo-Identification. Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Photo-Identification --
Exploring the Depths: Taking Marine Mammal Photographs --
Land-Based Surveys --
Exploring the Depths: Behavioral Observation Methods for Marine Mammals --
Biopsy Darting --
Exploring the Depths: Strandings Analysis --
Exploring the Depths: A Brief Glimpse into Molecular Genetics --
Tagging --
Crittercams --
Acoustic Techniques --
Exploring the Depths: Public Sightings Schemes --
Exploring the Depths: Welfare, Animal Research Ethics, and Invasive Studies --
Selected References and Further Reading.
Responsibility: E.C.M. Parsons.

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   schema:description "Contents note continued: Significance of Marine Mammal Tourism -- Exploring the Depths: Whale Watching and Ecotourism -- Exploring the Depths: Whale Watching Versus Whaling -- Exploring the Depths: Pinniped Tourism -- Exploring the Depths: Whale Watching Around the World -- Who Watches Whales? The Nature of Marine Mammal Tourists -- Negative Impacts of Marine Mammal Watching -- Exploring the Depths: Negative Impacts of Pinniped Tourism -- Managing Marine Mammal Tourism -- Exploring the Depths: Sustainability Report Card -- Exploring the Depths: Educational Potential of Marine Mammal Tourism -- Exploring the Depths: Dolphinaria: Pros and Cons -- Exploring the Depths: Keiko, the Whale From Free Willy -- Solitary Sociable Dolphin Problem -- Selected References and Further Reading -- Appendix Marine Mammal Research Techniques -- Line Transect Surveys -- Exploring the Depths: Experiment Design -- Mark-Recapture Analysis and Photo-Identification."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Selected References and Further Reading -- pt. II Ecology and Status -- 6. Polar Bears -- Aquatic Adaptations -- Distribution -- Arctic Adaptations -- Feeding Behavior and Ecology -- Reproduction -- Abundance and Status -- Hunting -- Pollution -- Climate Change -- Exploring the Depths: Sampling Contaminants in Polar Bears -- Disturbance -- Polar Bear Conservation -- International Polar Bear Agreement -- Exploring the Depths: Precautionary Principle -- Recent Changes in Polar Bear Status -- Exploring the Depths: Polar Bears in Captivity -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 7. Otters -- Sea Otter -- Distribution -- Aquatic Adaptations -- Feeding Behavior and Ecology -- Exploring the Depths: Tool Use -- Reproduction -- Other Behavior -- Abundance and Status -- Exploring the Depths: Sea Otters and the Exxo Valdez Oil Spill -- Exploring the Depths: Sea Otter Declines and Killer Whales -- Marine Otter -- Distribution, Abundance, and Status."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Abundance and Status -- Exploring the Depths: Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis -- Exploring the Depths: Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicus -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 10. Mysticeti: The Baleen Whales -- Distribution -- Exploring the Depths: Migration -- Feeding Behavior and Ecology -- Reproduction -- Abundance and Status -- Exploring the Depths: Antarctic Minke Whale Abundance -- Exploring the Depths: Public Perceptions of the Status of Baleen Whales -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 11. Odontoceti: The Toothed Whales -- Sperm Whales -- Distribution -- Reproduction -- Feeding Behavior and Ecology -- Abundance Status -- Exploring the Depths: Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales -- Beaked Whales -- Exploring the Depths: Battling Beaked Whales -- Distribution -- Deep Diving and Sonar -- Status -- River Dolphins -- Indian River Dolphins -- Amazon River Dolphins -- Yangtze River Dolphin."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Genus Cephalorhynchus -- Exploring the Depths: Hector's Dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori -- Genus Lagenorhynchus -- Humpback Dolphins -- Exploring the Depths: Climate Change and Conservation of Lagenorhynchus Species -- Exploring the Depths: Critically Endangered Eastern Taiwan Strait Sousa chinensis Population -- Long-Beaked Dolphins -- Genera Stenella and Steno -- Exploring the Depths: Rough-Toothed Dolphin, Steno bredanensis -- Genus Delphinus -- Exploring the Depths: Common Dolphin Bycatch in Europe -- Exploring the Depths: Tucuxi and Costero, Genus Sotalia -- Bottlenose Dolphins -- Exploring the Depths: Sperm Competition -- Exploring the Depths: Dolphin Intelligence -- Exploring the Depths: Culture in Cetaceans -- Selected References and Further Reading -- pt. III Conservation -- 13. Humans and Marine Mammals -- Marine Mammals in Folklore and History -- Exploring the Depths: Narwhals and Unicorns -- Marine Mammal Hunts and Early Whaling."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Diving Physiology and Behavior -- Pressure Effects -- Osmoregulation -- Sensory Adaptations -- Exploring the Depths: Light in the Ocean -- Exploring the Depths: Sleep -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 5. Underwater Sound -- Basics of Sound Physics -- Exploring the Depths: What Exactly Is the Decibel? -- Bioacoustics -- Exploring the Depths: Marine Mammal Sound Production -- Marine Mammal Hearing -- Exploring the Depths: Marine Mammal Ears -- Cetacean Ears -- Pinniped Ears -- Other Marine Mammal Ears -- Echolocation -- Navigation -- Sound and Communication -- Intrasexual Selection -- Intersexual Selection -- Exploring the Depths: Song and Sexual Selection -- Exploring the Depths: Humpback Whale Song -- Mother-Calf Cohesion -- Group Cohesion -- Danger Avoidance -- Individual Recognition -- Exploring the Depths: Prey Stunning? -- Sound in the Marine Environment -- Exploring the Depths: What Is the Problem with Noise?"@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus -- Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi -- Steller Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus -- Exploring the Depths: "Junk Food" Hypothesis -- Exploring the Depths: Orca Predation Hypothesis -- Galapagos Fur Seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis -- Australian Sea Lion, Neophoca cinerea -- New Zealand Sea Lion, Phocarctos hookeri -- Northern Fur Seal, Callorhinus ursinus -- Caspian Seal, Pusa caspica -- Exploring the Depths: Northern Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris -- Harbor Seal, Phoca vitulina -- Exploring the Depths: "The Canadian Harp Seal Harvest -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 17. Marine Mammal Protection: Laws and Initiatives -- International Union for Conservation of Nature -- Exploring the Depths: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea -- Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species -- Convention on Migratory Species -- Exploring the Depths: ASCOBANS."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Cetacean Meat Contamination -- Exploring the Depths: IWC Conservation Committee -- Exploring the Depths: Aboriginal or Indigenous Whaling -- Exploring the Depths: Welfare and Whaling -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 15. Threats to Cetaceans -- Direct Takes of Small Cetaceans -- Exploring the Depths: Cetacean Culls -- Exploring the Depths: Live Takes -- Fisheries and Cetaceans -- Exploring the Depths: What Is Stress? -- Exploring the Depths: U.S. Tuna Labeling Controversy -- Ship Strikes -- Pollution -- Heavy Metals -- Organohalogens -- Harmful Algal Blooms -- Marine Litter and Debris -- Exploring the Depths: Butyltin -- Exploring the Depths: Radioactive Discharges -- Oil -- Exploring the Depths: Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons -- Sewage and Disease -- Climate Change -- Habitat Degradation -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 16. Threats to Pinnipeds -- Endangered and Threatened Pinniped Populations."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: A CCOBAMS -- U.S. Endangered Species Act -- U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act -- Exploring the Depths: 1966 Fur Seal Act -- Exploring the Depths: U.S. Marine Mammal Commission -- Exploring the Depths: U.S. Magnuson-Stevens Act -- Exploring the Depths: New Zealand Marine Mammals Protection Act -- European Community Habitats Directive -- Exploring the Depths: European Council Regulation on Bycatch -- Exploring the Depths: Pinniped Conservation Law in the United Kingdom -- Exploring the Depths: Legal Protections for Marine Mammals in the United Kingdom -- Exploring the Depths: Public Opinion on Marine Mammal Protection in the United Kingdom -- Exploring the Depths: Marine Protected Areas and Sanctuaries -- Food For Thought: Science-Based Management? -- Exploring the Depths: Domestic Laws Around the World -- Food For Thought: Enforcement -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 18. Marine Mammal Tourism."@en ;
   schema:description "Contents note continued: Exploring the Depths: Whales and Whaling in the United Kingdom -- Commercial Whaling: The Early Years -- Exploring the Depths: Life as a Whaler -- Exploring the Depths: The Essex -- Changing Attitudes Toward Marine Mammals -- Exploring the Depths: Public Opinion, Whaling, and Seal Culls -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 14. Whaling and the International Whaling Commission -- History of Modern Whaling -- Exploring the Depths: Japanese Commercial Whaling -- International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling -- Whaling Quotas and Bans -- Whaling Moratorium -- Norwegian Whaling -- Japanese "Scientific" Whaling -- Exploring the Depths: Structure of the IWC -- Iceland's "Scientific" and Commercial Whaling -- Exploring the Depths: Iceland and Whale Watching -- Revised Management Procedure and Revised Management Scheme -- Exploring the Depths: North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission -- Aboriginal Whaling."@en ;
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   schema:description "Contents note continued: Feeding Behavior and Ecology -- Reproduction -- Exploring the Depths: Eurasian Otter Rescue and Rehabilitation -- Cubs -- Juveniles -- Adults -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 8. Sirenians -- Distribution -- Feeding Behavior and Ecology -- Reproduction -- Abundance and Status -- Exploring the Depths: Conservation of the Florida Manatee -- Exploring the Depths: Conservation of the Dugong -- Exploring the Depths: Extinction of Steller's Sea Cow -- Selected References and Further Reading -- 9. Pinnipeds -- Distribution -- Fur Seals and Sea Lions -- Walruses -- True Seals -- Exploring the Depths: Guadalupe Fur Seal, Arctocephalus townsendi -- Exploring the Depths: Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii -- Exploring the Depths: Lake Seals -- Exploring the Depths: Tagging Pinnipeds -- Reproduction -- Exploring the Depths: Hooded Seal Mating Behavior -- Exploring the Depths: Nursing Behavior in Galapagos Fur Seals -- Exploring the Depths: Adult Molt."@en ;
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   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/809800396#PublicationEvent/burlington_mass_jones_&_bartlett_learning_2012> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1144819380#Agent/jones_&_bartlett_learning> ; # Jones & Bartlett Learning
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780763783440> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/809800396> ;
    .


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<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1144819380#Agent/jones_&_bartlett_learning> # Jones & Bartlett Learning
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Jones & Bartlett Learning" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1144819380#Place/burlington_mass> # Burlington, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Burlington, Mass." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1009691> # Marine mammals
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Marine mammals"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/29473241> # Edward C. M. Parsons
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Parsons" ;
   schema:givenName "Edward C. M." ;
   schema:name "Edward C. M. Parsons" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/53816316> # Amy Bauer
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Bauer" ;
   schema:givenName "Amy" ;
   schema:name "Amy Bauer" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780763783440>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0763783447" ;
   schema:isbn "9780763783440" ;
    .


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