eBook Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 3rd Edition

  • Bernd Wursig
  • J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Kit Kovacs
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  • ISBN-10: 0128043814
  • ISBN-13: 9780128043813
  • DDC: 599.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1190 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This text covers the ecology, behavior, conservation, evolution, form and function of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, otters and polar bears. This edition provides new content on anthropogenic concerns, latest information on emerging threats such as ocean noise, and impacts of climate change.

Table of Contents

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