The Dusky Dolphin Book
Score: 5
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The Dusky Dolphin


  • Author : Bernd Würsig
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0080920357
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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The Dusky Dolphin Summary:

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such as the dusky dolphin’s sound production, its foraging at night and in daylight, its survival strategies in response to predator threats, the mating habits of New Zealand duskies, calf rearing, sexual segregation, and genetic relationships. Other chapters address the interaction of dusky dolphins with humans. This book offers information about dusky dolphins off Southern Africa and discussions about the patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus. Finally, comparisons between dusky dolphins and great apes as large-brained mammals are also reviewed in this book. Only book fully devoted to the southern hemisphere "dusky" dolphin Heavily illustrated with charts, figures, tables, and all color photos Written by a cadre of experts intimately familiar with dolphin field work Written in an accurate yet accessible style for the scientist and natural historian alike

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes Book

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes


  • Author : Bernd Würsig
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030166632
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes Summary:

This book concentrates on the marine mammalian group of Odontocetes, the toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises. In 23 chapters, a total of 40 authors describe general patterns of ethological concepts of odontocetes in their natural environments, with a strong bent towards behavioral ecology. Examples are given of particularly well-studied species and species groups for which enough data exist, especially from the past 15 years. The aim is to give a modern flavor of present knowledge of ethology and behavior of generally large-brained behaviorally flexible mammals that have evolved quite separately from social mammals on land. As well, the plight of populations and species due to humans is described in multiple chapters, with the goal that an understanding of behavior can help to solve or alleviate at least some human-made problems.

The Dusky Dolphin Book

The Dusky Dolphin


  • Author : Bernd G. Würsig
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN 10 : 0123737230
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb

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The Dusky Dolphin Summary:

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such as the dusky dolphin's sound production, its foraging at night and in daylight, its survival strategies in response to predator threats, the mating habits of New Zealand duskies, calf rearing, sexual segregation, and genetic relationships. Other chapters address the interaction of dusky dolphins with humans. This book offers information about dusky dolphins off Southern Africa and discussions about the patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus. Finally, comparisons between dusky dolphins and great apes as large-brained mammals are also reviewed in this book. - Only book fully devoted to the southern hemisphere "dusky" dolphin - Heavily illustrated with charts, figures, tables, and all color photos - Written by a cadre of experts intimately familiar with dolphin field work - Written in an accurate yet accessible style for the scientist and natural historian alike

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book
Score: 5
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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals


  • Author : William F. Perrin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1352
  • ISBN 10 : 0080919936
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Summary:

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals 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 second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Dolphins  Porpoises and Whales of the World Book

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World


  • Author : International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 2880329361
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

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Whales and Dolphins Tattoos Book

Whales and Dolphins Tattoos


  • Author : Ruth Soffer
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1997-07-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN 10 : 0486298736
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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Whales and Dolphins Tattoos Summary:

Safe, easy-to-apply images of 10 intriguing sea creatures: narwhal, spinner, killer, great blue, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphin, and 4 more.

Primates and Cetaceans Book

Primates and Cetaceans


  • Author : Juichi Yamagiwa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431545231
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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Primates and Cetaceans Summary:

In this book, the editors present a view of the socioecology of primates and cetaceans in a comparative perspective to elucidate the social evolution of highly intellectual mammals in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Despite obvious differences in morphology and eco-physiology, there are many cases of comparable, sometimes strikingly similar patterns of sociobehavioral complexity. A number of long-term field studies have accumulated a substantial amount of data on the life history of various taxa, foraging ecology, social and sexual relationships, demography, and various patterns of behavior: from dynamic fission–fusion to long-term stable societies; from male-bonded to bisexually bonded to matrilineal groups. Primatologists and cetologists have come together to provide four evolutionary themes: (1) social complexity and behavioral plasticity, (2) life history strategies and social evolution, (3) the interface between behavior, demography, and conservation, and (4) selected topics in comparative behavior. These comparisons of taxa that are evolutionarily distant but live in comparable complex sociocognitive environments boost our appreciation of their sophisticated mammalian societies and can advance our understanding of the ecological factors that have shaped their social evolution. This knowledge also facilitates a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges these animals face in the human-dominated world and may improve the capacity and effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

Marine Mammals and Noise Book
Score: 5
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Marine Mammals and Noise


  • Author : W. John Richardson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080573038
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

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Marine Mammals and Noise Summary:

Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these new sounds have on marine mammals. The baseline of ambient noise, the sounds produced by machines and mammals, the sensitivity of marine mammal hearing, and the reactions of marine mammals are also examined. An essential addition to any marine biologist's library, Marine Mammals and Noise will be especially appealing to marine mammalogists, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and marine biologists and oceanographers using sound in their research.