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Title Health of Antarctic wildlife : a challenge for science and policy / Knowles R. Kerry, Martin J. Riddle, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 470 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Wildlife disease -- reviews, case studies and health assessments -- Health of Antarctic Wildlife: An Introduction -- Risk of Marine Mammal Die-Offs in the Southern Ocean -- Diseases of Antarctic Seabirds -- Diseases and Parasites of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Seals -- Infectious Bursal Disease Virus and Antarctic Birds -- An Unusual Mortality Event Among Adélie Penguins in the Vicinity of Mawson Station, Antarctica -- Investigation of the 1998 Mass Mortality Event in New Zealand Sea Lions -- Health Assessment of Weddell Seals, Leptonychotes weddellii, in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica -- Health Assessment and Diseases of the Weddell seal, Leptonochotes weddelli, in Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica -- Health Assessment of the Leopard Seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and NSW, Australia -- External factors -- environmental, administrative and legal -- Antarctic Climate, Weather and the Health of Antarctic Wildlife -- National Antarctic Programs and Their Impact on the Environment -- Antarctic Tourism: An Operator's Perspective -- Human-Mediated Impacts on the Health of Antarctic Wildlife -- Measuring Stress in Antarctic Seals -- Sewage Disposal and Wildlife Health in Antarctica -- The International Legal Framework for Protecting the Health of Antarctic Wildlife -- The Antarctic Treaty System and Wildlife Health: Disease Awareness, Prevention and Response
Summary Offers an assessment of the health of Antarctica's and seals. It covers chapters including 'Wildlife Disease' that consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments; and "External Factors" that covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. It is suitable for veterinary and biological scientists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal health -- Antarctica -- Case studies.
Animal health -- Antarctica.
Animals, Wild.
Antarctic Regions.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kerry, K. R. (Knowles R.), 1939-
Riddle, Martin J.
ISBN 3540939237 (e-isbn)
9783540939238 (e-isbn)