|Series||Serial - House, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries ; no. 95-8|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 331 p. :|
|Number of Pages||331|
Books shelved as marine-mammals: The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation by Roger L. Reep, The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist. Marine Mammals of the World. Systematics and Distribution () By Dale W. Rice This is the standard for taxonomic usage in Marine Mammal Science and a must for every serious marine mammal scientist’s library shelf or pdf collection.. Please contact Aaron Barleycorn at [email protected] to place an order for one of the few remaining hard copies, at $ plus shipping. This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals. Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals.. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated.
Sirenians (manatees and the dugong) are defined using anatomical characters. The affinities, origin, and diversification of both stem and crown sirenians are reviewed. The evolutionary history of other marine mammals (i.e., marine otters and polar bear) are discussed including the only known wholly extinct order of marine mammals, the desmostylia. Marine mammal biology studies mammals such as whales, seals, polar bears, etc. that rely on the aquatic ecosystem for their existence. These animals are grouped together as they have a paraphyletic relation or share a common ancestor. This book is. Marine Mammal Ecotoxicology: Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Population Health provides tactics on how to develop a comprehensive methodology for the study of existing threats to marine mammals. By presenting a conservation-biology approach and new and emerging technologies, this work helps provide crucial knowledge on the status of marine. Description: The Sperm Whale is the largest of all toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal alive, measuring up to 18 meters (60 ft) long, as well as being the largest known predator ever to exist, apart from the blue whale. The Sperm Whale's enormous head and distinctive shape, as well as its central role in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, have led many to describe it as the archetypal.
The marine mammals used for the Navy's research and operations are cared for by a full-time staff of veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, and highly trained marine biologists. The doctors and staff are on call around the clock so that the animals get the care that they need. Description: Adapted to life in the Arctic, it has a number of anatomical and physiological characteristics that differentiate it from other cetaceans. The unmistakable all-white colour, absence of a dorsal fin, and the distinctive protuberance at the front of its head which houses an echolocation organ called the melon. The National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World describes in fascinating detail all species of the world's whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, manatees, Marine and Sea Otters, and the Polar Bear. Written by a team of experts and featuring more than illustrations, photographs, and maps, this new guide offers more authoritative, up-to-date, and 5/5(1). Dec 06, · Interest in marine mammals has increased dramatically in the last few decades, as evidenced by the number of books, scientific papers, and conferences devoted to these animals. Nowadays, a conference on marine mammals can attract between one and two thousand scientists from around the world. This upsurge of interest has resulted in a body of knowledge which, in many cases, 5/5(1).