Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 2nd Edition

  • William F. Perrin
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  • ISBN-10: 0080919936
  • ISBN-13: 9780080919935
  • DDC: 599.503
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

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 – 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 2nd edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Contents by Subject Area.
Contributors.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Guide to the Encyclopedia.
1: Abundance Estimation.
2: Aerial Behavior.
3: Age Estimation.
4: Aggressive Behavior, Intraspecific.
5: Albinism.
6: Amazon River Dolphin.
7: Ambergris.
8: Anatomical Dissection: Thorax and Abdomen.
9: Antarctic Fur Seal.
10: Antarctic Marine Mammals.
11: Archaeocetes, Archaic.
12: Arctic Marine Mammals.
13: Atlantic Spotted Dolphin.
14: Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin.
15: Australian Sea Lion.
16: Australian Snubfin Dolphin.
17: Azorean Whaling.
18: Baculum.
19: Baiji.
20: Balance.
21: Baleen.
22: Baleen Whales (Mysticetes).
23: Barnacles.
24: Basilosaurids.
25: Beaked Whales, Overview.
26: Bearded Seal.
27: Behavior, Overview.
28: Beluga Whale.
29: Biogeography.
30: Blubber.
31: Blue Whale.
32: Bones and Teeth, Histology of.
33: Bottlenose Whales.
34: Bowhead Whale.
35: Bow-Riding.
36: Brain.
37: Brain Size Evolution.
38: Breathing.
39: Breeding Sites.
40: Bryde's Whales.
41: Burmeister's Porpoise.
42: Bycatch.
43: California, Galapagos, and Japanese Sea Lions.
44: Callosities.
45: Captive Breeding.
46: Captivity.
47: Caspian and Baikal Seals.
48: Cephalorhynchus Dolphins.
49: Cetacean Ecology.
50: Cetacean Evolution.
51: Cetacean Fossil Record.
52: Cetacean Life History.
53: Cetacean Prenatal Development.
54: Circulatory System.
55: Classification (Overall).
56: Climate Change.
57: Clymene Dolphin.
58: Coloration.
59: Common Bottlenose Dolphin.
60: Common Dolphins.
61: Communication in Marine Mammals.
62: Competition with Fisheries.
63: Conservation Efforts.
64: Crabeater Seal.
65: Culture in Whales and Dolphins.
66: Cuvier's Beaked Whale.
67: Dall's Porpoise.
68: Delphinids, Overview.
69: Dental Morphology, Evolution of.
70: Desmostylia.
71: Dialects.
72: Diet.
73: Distribution.
74: Diving Behavior.
75: Diving Physiology.
76: Dugong.
77: Dusky Dolphin.
78: Eared Seals.
79: Earless Seals.
80: Echolocation.
81: Ecological Effects of Marine Mammals.
82: Ecology, Overview.
83: Elephant Seals.
84: Endangered Species and Populations.
85: Endocrine Systems.
86: Energetics.
87: Entrapment and Entanglement.
88: Estrus and Estrous Behavior.
89: Ethics and Marine Mammals.
90: Extinctions, Specific.
91: False Killer Whale.
92: Feeding Morphology.
93: Feeding Strategies and Tactics.
94: Female Reproductive Systems.
95: Filter Feeding.
96: Fin Whale.
97: Finless Porpoise.
98: Fisheries, Interference With.
99: Fishing Industry, Effects of.
100: Folklore and Legends.
101: Forelimb Anatomy.
102: Forensic Genetics.
103: Fossil Sites, Noted.
104: Franciscana Dolphin.
105: Fraser's Dolphin.
106: Gastrointestinal Tract.
107: Genetics for Management.
108: Genetics, Overview.
109: Geographic Variation.
110: Giant Beaked Whales.
111: Gray Seal.
112: Gray Whale.
113: Group Behavior.
114: Habitat Pressures.
115: Habitat Use.
116: Hair and Fur.
117: Harbor Porpoise.
118: Harbor Seal and Spotted Seal.
119: Harp Seal.
120: Health.
121: Hearing.
122: Hind Limb Anatomy.
123: History of Marine Mammal Research.
124: Hooded Seal.
125: Hourglass Dolphin.
126: Humpback Dolphins.
127: Humpback Whale.
128: Hunting of Marine Mammals.
129: Hybridism.
130: Identification Methods.
131: Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale.
132: Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin.
133: Indo-West Pacific Marine Mammals.
134: Intelligence and Cognition.
135: The International Whaling Commission.
136: Inuit and Marine Mammals.
137: Irrawaddy Dolphin.
138: Japanese Whaling.
139: Killer Whale.
140: Krill and Other Plankton.
141: Language Learning and Cognitive Skills.
142: Locomotion, Terrestrial.
143: Leopard Seal.
144: Male Reproductive Systems.
145: Management.
146: Manatees.
147: Marine Mammal Evolution.
148: Marine Parks and Zoos.
149: Marine Protected Areas.
150: Mark-Recapture.
151: Mass Mortalities.
152: Mating Systems.
153: Melon-Headed Whale.
154: Mesoplodont Whales.
155: Migration and Movement Patterns.
156: Mimicry.
157: Minke Whales.
158: Molecular Ecology.
159: Monk Seals.
160: Musculature.
161: Museums and Collections.
162: Mysticetes, Evolution.
163: Narwhal.
164: Neoceti.
165: New Zealand Sea Lion.
166: Noise, Effects of.
167: North Atlantic Marine Mammals.
168: North Pacific Marine Mammals.
169: Northern Fur Seal.
170: The Ocean Environment.
171: Odobenocetops.
172: Omura's Whale.
173: Osmoregulation.
174: Otters, Marine.
175: Pacific White-Sided Dolphin.
176: Pantropical Spotted Dolphin.
177: Parasites.
178: Parental Behavior.
179: Pathology.
180: Peale's Dolphin.
181: Pilot Whales.
182: Pinniped Ecology.
183: Pinniped Evolution.
184: Pinniped Life History.
185: Pinniped Physiology.
186: Pinnipedia, Overview.
187: Playful Behavior.
188: Polar Bear.
189: Pollution and Marine Mammals.
190: Popular Culture and Literature.