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Walker's marine mammals of the world

Author: Ronald M Nowak; Ernest P Walker
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide to the varied order of marine mammals. Information includes scientific and common names, the number and distribution of the species, measurements and physical traits, habitat, daily and seasonal activity, population dynamics, home range, social life, reproduction, longevity, and status of threatened species.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Nowak; Ernest P Walker
ISBN: 0801873436 9780801873430
OCLC Number: 51087217
Notes: "Portions of this book have been adapted from Walker's mammals of the world, 6th edition, by Ronald M. Nowak, c1999 ..."--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / John E. Heyning --
Marine Mammals of the World : an introduction / Randall R. Reeves, Brent S. Stewart --
Seals, sea lions, and walrus : Pinnipedia --
Eared seals, fur seals, and sea lions : Otariidae --
Walrus : Odobenidae --
True, earless, or hair seals : Phocidae --
Whales, dolphins, and porpoises : Cetacea. Ganges and indus dolphins, or susus : Platanistidae ; Baiji, or Chinese river dolphin : Lipotidae ; Franciscana, or La Plata dolphin : Pontoporiidae ; Boto, or Amazon dolphin : Iniidae ; Beluga and narwhal : Monodontidae ; Porpoises : Phocoenidae ; Dolphins : Delphinidae ; Beaked whales : Ziphiidae ; Sperm whales : Physeteridae ; Gray whale : Eschrichtiidae ; Pygmy right whale : Neobalaenidae ; Right whales : Balaenidae ; Rorquals : Balaenopteridae --
Dugong, sea cow, and manatees : Sirenia. Dugong and sea cow : Dugongidae ; Manatees : Trichechidae --
Other marine mammals. Polar bear : Ursus maritimus ; Marine otter : Lontra felina ; Sea otter : Enhydra lutris --
World distribution of marine mammals.
Other Titles: Marine mammals of the world
Responsibility: Ronald M. Nowak ; foreword by John E. Heyning ; introduction by Randall R. Reeves and Brent S. Stewart.
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