Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

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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 a€“ 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 available, the long-awaited 2e remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. * More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more * Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals * New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION a€œThis book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as librariesq. - Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE q...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future explorationq - Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCEMale Atlantic white-sided dolphins are known to reach a maximum body length of about 270cm and a weight of 230kg, while adult ... At birth, Atlantic white-sided dolphins are around 120cm long, after an approximately 11-month gestation period, and weigh about 25kg (Perrin and Reilly, 1984). ... This species is not currently hunted on a large scale anywhere in its range, although historically many wereanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author:William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J.G.M. 'Hans' Thewissen
Publisher:Academic Press - 2009-02-26


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