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Author Perrin, William F.

Title Encyclopedia of Marine mammals
Published San Diego, Calif. ; London : Academic, 2002

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Description xxxviii, 1414 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
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Contents Abundance Estimation / Stephen T. Buckland and Anne E. York -- Age Estimation / Aleta A. Hohn -- Aggressive Behavior (Intraspecific) / Claudio Campagna -- Albinism / Dagmar Fertl and Patricia E. Rosel -- Amazon River Dolphin: (Inia geoffrensis) / Vera M. F. da Silva -- Ambergris / Dale W. Rice -- Anatomical Dissection: Thorax and Abdomen / John E. Reynolds III, Sentiel A. Rommel and Meghan E. Bolen -- Antarctic Marine Mammals / Ian L. Boyd -- Archaeocetes, Archaic / J. G. M. Thewissen -- Arctic Marine Mammals / John J. Burns -- Artiodactyla / Jessica M. Theodor -- Atlantic Spotted Dolphin: (Stenella frontalis) / William F. Perrin -- Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin: (Lagenorhynchus acutus) / Frank Cipriano -- Australian Sea Lion: (Neophoca cinerea) / John K. Ling -- Baculum / Edward H. Miller -- Baiji: (Lipotes vexillifer) / Zhou Kaiya -- Baleen / Dale W. Rice -- Baleen Whales (Mysticetes) / John L. Bannister -- Baleen Whales, Archaic / Nicholas C. Fraser and Alton C. Dooley, Jr. -- Barnacles / Dagmar Fertl -- Basilosaurids / Mark D. Uhen -- Beaked Whales, Overview / James G. Mead -- Bearded Seal: (Erignathus barbatus) / Kit M. Kovacs -- Behavior, Overview / Peter L. Tyack -- Beluga Whale: (Delphinapterus leucas) / Gregory M. O'Corry-Crowe -- Biogeography / Rick LeDuc -- Bioluminescence / Gregory K. Silber -- Biomagnetism / Michael M. Walker -- Blowing / James L. Sumich -- Blubber / Sara J. Iverson -- Blue Whale: (Balaenoptera musculus) / Richard Sears -- Bones and Teeth, Histology of / Mary C. Maas -- Bottlenose Dolphins: (Tursiops truncatus and T. aduncus) / Randall S. Wells and Michael D. Scott -- Bottlenose Whales: (Hyperoodon ampullatus and H. planifrons) / Shannon Gowans -- Bowhead Whale: (Balaena mysticetus) / David J. Rugh and Kim E. W. Shelden -- Bow-Riding / Bernd Wursig -- Brain / Helmut H. A. Oelschlager and Jutta S. Oelschlager -- Brain Size Evolution / Lori Marino -- Breaching / Hal Whitehead -- Breathing / Douglas Wartzok -- Breeding Sites / Mark A. Hindell -- Bryde's Whales: (Balaenoptera edeni and B. brydei) / Hidehiro Kato -- Burmeister's Porpoise: (Phocoena spinipinnis) / Julio C. Reyes -- California, Galapagos, and Japanese Sea Lions: (Zalophus californianus, Z. wollebaeki, and Z. japonicus) / Carolyn B. Heath -- Callosities / Mason T. Weinrich -- Captive Breeding / Daniel K. Odell and Todd R. Robeck -- Captivity / Peter Corkeron -- Carnivora / Ronald E. Heinrich -- Cephalorhynchus Dolphins: (Cephalorhynchus spp.) / Stephen M. Dawson -- Cetacea, Overview / Lawrence G. Barnes -- Cetacean Ecology / Lisa T. Ballance -- Cetacean Evolution / R. Ewan Fordyce -- Cetacean Life History / Susan J. Chivers -- Cetacean Physiology, Overview / Robert Elsner -- Circulatory System / Paul J. Ponganis -- Classification / Dale W. Rice -- Clymene Dolphin: (Stenella clymene) / Thomas A. Jefferson -- Coloration / William F. Perrin -- Common Dolphins: (Delphinus delphis, D. capensis, and D. tropicalis) / William F. Perrin -- Communication / Kathleen A. Dudzinski, Jeanette A. Thomas and Etienne Douaze -- Competition with Fisheries / Eva E. Plaganyi and Douglas S. Butterworth -- Conservation Biology / Barbara L. Taylor -- Conservation Efforts / Randall R. Reeves -- Convergent Evolution / Emily A. Buchholtz -- Courtship Behavior / Bernd Wursig -- Crabeater Seal: (Lobodon carcinophaga) / John L. Bengtson -- Culture in Whales and Dolphins / Hal Whitehead -- Cuvier's Beaked Whale: (Ziphius cavirostris) / John E. Heyning -- Dall's Porpoise: (Phocoenoides dalli) / Thomas A. Jefferson -- Delphinids, Overview / Rick LeDuc -- Delphinoids, Evolution of the Modern Families / Lawrence G. Barnes -- Dental Morphology (Cetacean), Evolution of / Mark D. Uhen -- Desmostylia / Daryl P. Domning -- Dialects / John K. B. Ford -- Diet / Nelio Barros and Malcolm R. Clarke -- Distribution / Jaume Forcada -- Diving Behavior / Brent S. Stewart -- Diving Physiology / Gerald L. Kooyman -- Dugong: (Dugong dugon) / Helene Marsh -- Eared Seals (Otariidae) / Roger L. Gentry -- Earless Seals (Phocidae) / Mike O. Hammill -- Echolocation / Whitlow W. L. Au -- Ecology, Overview / Bernd Wursig -- Elephent Seals: (Mirounga angustirostris and M. leonina) / Mark A. Hindell -- Endangered Species and Populations / John E. Reynolds III, Douglas P. DeMaster and Gregory K. Silber -- Endocrine Systems / David J. St. Aubin -- Energetics / Daniel P. Costa -- Entrapment and Entanglement / Jon Lien -- Estrus and Estrous Behavior / Daryl J. Boness -- Ethics and Marine Mammals / Marc Bekoff -- Evolutionary Biology Overview / Frank Cipriano -- Extinctions, Specific / Deborah A. Duffield -- False Killer Whale: (Pseudorca crassidens) / Robin W. Baird -- Feeding Strategies and Tactics / Michael R. Heithaus and Lawrence M. Dill -- Female Reproductive Systems / Robert E. A. Stewart and Barbara E. Stewart -- Filter Feeding / Donald A. Croll and Bernie R. Tershy -- Finless Porpoise: (Neophocaena phocaenoides) / Masao Amano -- Fin Whale: (Balaenoptera physalus) / Alex Aguilar -- Fisheries, Interference with / Dagmar Fertl -- Fishing Industry, Effects of / Simon Northridge -- Fluking / Bernd Wursig -- Folklore and Legends / Rochelle Constantine -- Forensic Genetics / C. Scott Baker and Gina M. Lento -- Fossil Record / R. Ewan Fordyce -- Fossil Sites / R. Ewan Fordyce -- Franciscana: (Pontoporia blainvillei) / Enrique A. Crespo -- Fraser's Dolphin: (Lagenodelphis hosei) / M. Louella and L. Dolar -- Gastrointestinal Tract / James G. Mead -- Genetics, Overview / Per J. Palsboll -- Genetics for Management / Andrew E. Dizon -- Geographic Variation / William F. Perrin -- Geological Time Scale / Ellen M. Williams -- Giant Beaked Whales: (Berardius bairdii and B. arnuxii) / Toshio Kasuya -- Gray Seal: (Halichoerus grypus) / Ailsa Hall -- Gray Whale: (Eschrichtius robustus) / Mary Lou Jones and Steven L. Swartz -- Group Behavior / Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez -- Habitat Pressures / Peter G. H. Evans -- Hair and Fur / Pamela K. Yochem and Brent S. Stewart -- Harbor Porpoise: (Phocoena phocoena) / Arne Bjorge and Krystal A. Tolley -- Harbor Seal and Spotted Seal: (Phoca vitulina and P. largha) / John J. Burns -- Harp Seal: (Pagophilus groenlandicus) / David M. Lavigne -- Health / Joseph R. Geraci and Valerie J. Lounsbury -- Hearing / J. G. M. Thewissen -- Hippopotamus / John Gatesy -- History of Marine Mammal Research / Bernd Wursig -- Hooded Seal: (Cystophora cristata) / Kit M. Kovacs -- Hourglass Dolphins: (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) / R. Natalie P. Goodall -- Humpback Dolphins: (Sousa chinensis, S. plumbea, and S. teuszi) / Graham J. B. Ross -- Humpback Whale: (Megaptera novaeangliae) / Phillip J. Clapham -- Hunting of Marine Mammals / Randall R. Reeves -- Hybridism / Martine Berube -- Identification Methods / Randall S. Wells -- Illegal and Pirate Whaling / Robert L. Brownell, Jr. and A. V. Yablokov -- Incidental Catches / Simon Northridge -- Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale: (Indopacetus pacificus) / Robert L. Pitman -- Indo-West Pacific Marine Mammals / Peter Rudolph and Chris Smeenk -- Infanticide and Abuse of Young / Claudio Campagna -- Intelligence and Cognition / Bernd Wursig -- International Whaling Commission / Gregory P. Donovan -- Inuit and Marine Mammals / Stephen A. MacLean, Glenn W. Sheehan and Anne M. Jensen -- Irrawaddy Dolphin: (Orcaella brevirostris) / Peter W. Arnold -- Japanese Whaling / Toshio Kasuya -- Kentriodonitidae / Susan D. Dawson -- Kidney, Structure and Function / Carol A. Beuchat -- Killer Whale: (Orcinus orca) / John K. B. Ford -- Krill / Roger P. Hewitt and Jessica D. Lipsky -- Language Learning / Louis M. Herman -- Leaping Behavior / Bernd Wursig -- Leopard Seal: (Hydrurga leptonyx) / Tracey L
Rogers -- Lobtailing / Nathalie Jaquet --
Locomotion, Terrestrial / Andre R. Wyss -- Lutrinae / Warren Fitch -- Male Reproductive Systems / Shannon Atkinson -- Mammalia / J. G. M. Thewissen -- Management / Jay Barlow -- Manatees: (Trichechus manatus, T. senegalensis, and T. inunguis) / John E. Reynolds III and James A. Powell -- Marine Parks and Zoos / Daniel K. Odell and Loran Wlodarski -- Mass Die-Offs / John Harwood -- Mating Systems / Sarah L. Mesnick and Katherine Ralls -- Melon-Headed Whale: (Peponocephala electra) / Wayne L. Perryman -- Mesonychia / Maureen A. O'Leary -- Mesoplodont Whales: (Mesoplodon spp.) / Robert L. Pitman -- Migration and Movement Patterns / S. Jonathan Stern -- Mimicry / Peter L. Tyack -- Minke Whales: (Balaenoptera acutorostrata and B. bonaerensis) / William F. Perrin and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. -- Molecular Ecology / A. Rus Hoelzel -- Monk Seals: (Monachus monachus, M. tropicalis, and M. schauinslandi) / William G. Gilmartin and Jaume Forcada -- Morphology, Functional / Christopher D. Marshall -- Musculature / J. G. M. Thewissen -- Museums and Collections / John E. Heyning -- Mustelidae / Ronald E. Heinrich -- Narwhal: (Monodon monoceros) / M. P. Heide-Jorgensen -- Neoceti / R. Ewan Fordyce -- New Zealand Sea Lion: (Phocarctos hookeri) / Nicholas J. Gales -- Noise, Effects of / Bernd Wursig and W. John Richardson -- North Atlantic Marine Mammals / Gordon T. Waring and Debra L. Palka -- North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Southern Right Whales: (Eubalaena glacialis, E. japonica, and E. australis) / Robert D. Kenney -- Northern Fur Seal: (Callorhinus ursinus) / Roger L. Gentry -- North Pacific Marine Mammals / Sergio Escorza-Trevino -- Ocean Environment / Paul C. Fiedler -- Odobenocetops / Christian de Muizon -- Origins of Marine Mammals / Michael A. Taylor -- Osmoregulation / Daniel P. Costa -- Otters / James A. Estes and James L. Bodkin -- Pacific White-Sided Dolphin and Dusky Dolphin: (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens and L. obscurus) / Koen Van Waerebeek and Bernd Wursig -- Paenungulates / Pascal Tassy -- Paleontology / J. G. M. Thewissen -- Pantropical Spotted Dolphin: (Stenella attenuata) / William F. Perrin -- Parasites / J. Antonio Raga, F. Javier Aznar and Juan A. Balbuena / [et al.] -- Parental Behavior / Janet Mann -- Pathology / Daniel F. Cowan -- Peale's Dolphin: (Lagenorhynchus australis) / R. Natalie P. Goodall -- Pelvic Anatomy / Peter J. Adam -- Perissodactyla / J. G. M. Thewissen -- Pilot Whales: (Globicephala melas and G. macrorhynchus) / Paula A. Olson and Stephen B. Reilly -- Pinnipedia, Overview / Annalisa Berta -- Pinniped Ecology / W. Don Bowen, Carrie A. Beck and Deborah A. Austin -- Pinniped Evolution / Annalisa Berta -- Pinniped Life History / Ian L. Boyd -- Pinniped Physiology / Daniel E. Crocker and Daniel P. Costa -- Plankton / Akito Kawamura -- Playful Behavior / Bernd Wursig -- Polar Bear: (Ursus maritimus) / Ian Stirling -- Pollution and Marine Mammals / Peter J. H. Reijinders and Alex Aguilar -- Popular Culture and Literature / Paul H. Forestell -- Population Dynamics / Paul R. Wade -- Population Status and Trends / Jay Barlow and Randall R. Reeves -- Porpoises, Overview / Andrew J. Read -- Predation on Marine Mammals / David W. Weller -- Predator-Prey Relationships / Andrew W. Trites -- Prenatal Development in Cetaceans / Joy S. Reidenberg and Jeffrey T. Laitman -- Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales: (Kogia breviceps and K. sima) / Donald F. McAlpine -- Pygmy Killer Whale: (Feresa attenuata) / Meghan A. Donahue and Wayne L. Perryman -- Pygmy Right Whale: (Caperea marginata) / Catherine M. Kemper -- Remoras / Dagmar Fertl and Andre M. Landry, Jr. -- Reproductive Behavior / Michael A. Fedak, Ben Wilson and Paddy P. Pomeroy -- Ribbon Seal: (Histriophoca fasciata) / Gennadiy Fedoseev -- Right Whale Dolphins: (Lissodelphis borealis and L. peronii) / Jessica D. Lipsky -- Ringed, Caspian, and Baikal Seals: (Pusa hispida, P. caspica, and P. sibirica) / Nobuyuki Miyazaki -- Risso's Dolphin: (Grampus griseus) / Robin W. Baird -- River Dolphins / Randall R. Reeves -- River Dolphins, Evolutionary History / Christian de Muizon -- River Dolphins, Relationships / John E. Heyning -- Rookeries / George A. Antonelis -- Ross Seal: (Ommatophoca rossii) / Jeanette A. Thomas -- Rough-Toothed Dolphin: (Steno bredanensis) / Thomas A. Jefferson -- Scrimshaw / Stuart M. Frank -- Sea Lions, Overview / Daryl J. Boness -- Sei Whale: (Balaenoptera borealis) / Joseph Horwood -- Sexual Dimorphism / Katherine Ralls and Sarah L. Mesnick -- Shepherd's Beaked Whale: (Tasmacetus shepherdi) / James G. Mead -- Signature Whistles / Laela S. Sayigh -- Sirenian Evolution / Daryl P. Domning -- Sirenian Life History / Daniel K. Odell -- Skeletal Anatomy / Sentiel A. Rommel and John E. Reynolds III -- Skull Anatomy / Sentiel A. Rommel, D. Ann Pabst and William A. McLellan -- Sociobiology / Fritz Trillmich -- Song / Jim Darling -- Sound Production / Adam S. Frankel -- South American Aquatic Mammals / Enrique A. Crespo -- South American Sea Lion: (Otaria flavescens) / Humberto Luis Cappozzo -- Southern Fur Seals: (Arctocephalus spp.) / John P. Y. Arnould -- Speciation / Rick LeDuc -- Species / William F. Perrin -- Spectacled Porpoise: (Phocoena dioptrica) / R. Natalie P. Goodall -- Speed / Frank E. Fish -- Spermaceti / Dale W. Rice -- Sperm Whale: (Physeter macrocephalus) / Hal Whitehead -- Sperm Whales, Evolution / Guram A. Mchedlidze -- Spinner Dolphin: (Stenella longirostris) / William F. Perrin -- Steller's Sea Cow: (Hydrodamalis gigas) / Paul K. Anderson and Daryl P. Domning -- Steller's Sea Lion: (Eumetopias jubatus) / Thomas R. Loughlin -- Stock Assessment / Jeffrey M. Breiwick and Anne E. York -- Stock Identity / John Y. Wang -- Stranding / William F. Perrin and Joseph R. Geraci -- Streamlining / Frank E. Fish -- Striped Dolphin: (Stenella coeruleoalba) / Frederick I. Archer II -- Surveys / Karin A. Forney -- Sustainability / Charles W. Fowler -- Susu and Bhulan: (Platanista gangetica gangetica and P. g. minor) / Brian D. Smith -- Swimming / Terrie M. Williams -- Systematics, Overview / Annalisa Berta -- Teeth / Nobuyuki Miyazaki -- Telemetry / Andrew J. Read -- Territorial Behavior / Edward H. Miller -- Tethytheria / Pascal Tassy -- Thermoregulation / Michael Castellini -- Tool Use / Rachel Smolker -- Toothed Whales, Overview / Sascha K. Hooker -- Training / Ted Turner -- Tucuxi: (Sotalia fluviatilis) / Paulo A. C. Flores -- Tuna-Dolphin Issue / Timothy Gerrodette -- Ursidae / Ronald E. Heinrich -- Vaquita: (Phocoena sinus) / Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho and Armando Jaramillo-Legorreta -- Vision / Alla M. Mass and Alexander Ya. Supin -- Walrus: (Odobenus rosmarus) / Ronald A. Kastelein -- Weddell Seal: (Leptonychotes weddellii) / Jeanette A. Thomas -- Whale Lice / Carl J. Pfeiffer -- Whale Watching / Erich Hoyt -- Whaling, Early and Aboriginal / Richard Ellis -- Whaling, Traditional / Richard Ellis -- Whaling Modern / Phillip J. Clapham and C. Scott Baker -- White-Beaked Dolphin: (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) / Carl C. Kinze -- Marine Mammal Species
Summary This encyclopedia is a comprehensive, scientifically accurate work devoted to all aspects of marine mammals, including their anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 1339-1346
Subject Marine mammals -- Encyclopedias.
Marine mammals.
Cetacea.
Otters.
Caniformia.
Genre/Form Encyclopedia.
Encyclopedias.
Author Perrin, William F.
Thewissen, J. G. M.
Wursig, Bernd
LC no. 2001087128
ISBN 0125513402