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Anatomy of Dolphins

Anatomy of Dolphins
  • Author : Bruno Cozzi,Stefan Huggenberger,Helmut A Oelschläger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-21
  • Total pages :456
  • ISBN : 9780124076556
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Summary : The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera, such as the harbor porpoise. It also serves as a useful complement for expanding trends and emphases in molecular biology and genetics. The authors share their life-long expertise on marine mammals in various disciplines. Written as a team rather than being prepared as a collection of separate contributions, the result is a uniform and comprehensive style, giving each of the different topics appropriate space. Many color figures, which use the authors’ access to wide collections of unique dolphin and whale material, round out this exceptional offering to the field. Includes high-quality illustrations, drawings, halftone artwork, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, function, and morphology Facilitates education and training of students of all basic research and applied sciences dedicated to marine biology and the medical care of marine mammals Brings together the current knowledge and information on this topic, including those in obscure past or non-English publications, or scattered in short chapters in volumes Covers a number of delphinid species and serves as a useful complement for expanding trends in molecular biology and genetics

Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales

Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales
  • Author : Stefan Huggenberger,Helmut A Oelschläger,Bruno Cozzi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-20
  • Total pages :539
  • ISBN : 9780128026366
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Summary : Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales is a detailed, fully illustrated atlas on the anatomy and morphology of toothed and whalebone whales. The book provides basic knowledge on anatomical structures, in particular, soft tissues, and functions as a standalone reference work for dissecting rooms and labs, and for those sampling stranded and by-caught dolphins in the field. As a companion and supplement to Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function, this atlas will be of great interest to the scientific community, including veterinarians and biologists, as a book of reference. With a modern approach to dolphin anatomy and morphology, this atlas provides the extensive knowledge necessary to practitioners and theoretical scientists such as evolutionary biologists. The conceptual clarity, precision, and comprehensive and updated display of the topographical anatomy of the body of cetaceans in the atlas support and illustrate the authors’ related work, serving as a comprehensive reference for those who are more specifically interested in the details of the anatomy and morphology of porpoises, dolphins and whales. Offers a single reference source and useful teaching tool for visualizing the integrated body and its components Functions as a helpful method for demonstrating the animal’s anatomy prior to dissection, and for teaching topographic and comparative anatomy Provides a unique and authoritative resource that explicitly relates the gross and microscopic anatomy of cetacean organs and tissues The prenatal development of dolphins is largely achieved

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins
  • Author : Debra Lee Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-19
  • Total pages :450
  • ISBN : 9781439842577
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Summary : The order Cetacea comprises some amazing species, representing some of the most evolved creatures that inhabit this earth. Yet, they also represent a group of species for which much remains unknown. There are over 80 species of cetaceans composed of porpoises, dolphins and whales. This volume represents the latest of published and previously unpublished information regarding cetacean reproductive biology and phylogeny.

The Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Author : Stephen Leatherwood,Randall R. Reeves
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-02
  • Total pages :653
  • ISBN : 9780323139618
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Summary : Because of their exposure in marine parks, movies, and television as well as their presence in tropical and warm-temperature waters around the world, bottlenose dolphins are among the most familiar of marine mammals. Since they are relatively easy to obtain and they thrive in captivity, these dolphins have been used in a great variety of studies. Work with the bottlenose has provided insight into the sensory mechanisms, communication systems, energetics, reproduction, anatomy, and other aspects of cetacean biology. This volume presents the most recent biological and behavioral discoveries of bottlenose dolphins from different regions and compares bottlenose dolphins as a group with other species of animals.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
  • Author : William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-26
  • Total pages :1352
  • ISBN : 0080919936
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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

The Sonar of Dolphins

The Sonar of Dolphins
  • Author : Whitlow W.L. Au
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993-01-15
  • Total pages :277
  • ISBN : 0387978356
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Summary : The extraordinary ability of dolphins to echolocate has fascinated scientists and the public since its discovery in the late 1950's. This is the first book to summarize modern research in this area, and presents a broad synthesis of this very interdisciplinary subject. The author is an internationally-recognized expert on dolphin sonar and is thus in a unique position to bring together research on the physiological, mathematical and engineering aspects of the subject. Of interest to auditory researchers, electrical engineers, acoustical physicists, and mammalian physiologists.

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
  • Author : Annalisa Berta
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-18
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780226183190
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Summary : The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals. Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology—including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication—Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status. Each entry also includes original drawings of the species and its key identifiers, such as fin shape and color, tooth shape, and characteristic markings as they would appear both above and below water—a feature unique to this book. Figures of myth and—as the debate over hunting rages on—figures of conflict since long before the days of Moby-Dick, whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also ecologically important and, in many cases, threatened. Written for general enthusiasts, emergent cetacean fans, and biologists alike, this stunning, urgently needed book will serve as the definitive guide for years to come.

Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
  • Author : Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-29
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780080557847
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Summary : With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens “in hand , and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. This handy guide provides marine biologists and interested lay people with detailed descriptions of diagnostic features, illustrations of external appearance, beautiful photographs, dichotomous keys, and more. Full color illustrations and vivid photographs of every living marine mammal species are incorporated, as well as comprehendible maps showing a range of information. For readers who desire further consultation, authors have included a list of literature references at the end of each species account. For an enhanced understanding of habitation, this guide also includes recognizable geographic forms described separately with colorful paintings and photographs. All of these essential tools provided make Marine Mammals of the World the most detailed and authoritative guide available! * Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification * Authors’ collective experience adds up to 80 years, and have seen nearly all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide * Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available * Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in “problem groups, such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphin, and southern fur seals * Includes a detailed list of sources for more information at the back of the book.

Mountain Lions of the Black Hills

Mountain Lions of the Black Hills
  • Author : Jonathan A. Jenks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-15
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781421424422
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Summary : Mountain lions, sometimes called pumas or cougars, were once spread throughout the United States, occupying all 48 of the contiguous states. By the 1960s, though, they were almost extinct in central and eastern North America. In Mountain Lions of the Black Hills, Dr. Jonathan A. Jenks, who, along with his team of graduate students, has tracked over 200 of these fascinating predators, tells the complex story of the big cats’ lives in the northern Great Plains. Jenks reports on mountain lion population dynamics, diet, nutrition, diseases, behavior, and genetics. He explores the impact of a changing prey base on population growth and decline, movements within and away from the region, and hunting on the species; discusses interactions between the cats and livestock; and examines local people’s evolving perceptions of mountain lions. Throughout, Jenks explores how we can balance conservation techniques with the needs of humans. Providing a unique look into how a large, secretive predator recolonized an isolated region of North America, Mountain Lions of the Black Hills is required reading for wildlife professionals. A captivating text for anyone struck by the wild majesty of these big cats, this book provides invaluable data upon which to make sound management decisions in the Great Plains and beyond.

Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans

Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans
  • Author : Jeanette A. Thomas,Ronald A. Kastelein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-11
  • Total pages :710
  • ISBN : 9781489908582
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Summary : This book evolved through the efforts of several organizations and the dedication of many individuals. In 1987, we received arequest to propose a workshop topic for the Fifth International Theriological Congress (ITC) to be held in August 1989 in Rome, Italy. After looking up the meaning of the word "theriological" in the dictionary and discovering that it pertains to mammalian behavior, we decided a symposium on sensory abilities of whales and dOlphins would be an interesting topic. The ITC convenes only every five years and has the distinction of being very weIl attended by scientists from around the world. We thought that hosting a workshop in conjunction with the ITC would attract a variety of international scientists that rarely have the opportunity to interact. Fortunately for all involved, our prediction was correct. The first two days of the workshop, 23-24 August 1989, were held in conjunction with ITC and the nearly 1,000 attending scientists were able to view our posters and listen to lectures. The third day was limited to only ab out 65 invited scientists who were divided into topical working groups chaired by a rapporteur.

Marine Mammal Biology

Marine Mammal Biology
  • Author : A. Rus Hoelzel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-01
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9781444311334
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Summary : This book provides a general introduction to the biology of marine mammals, and an overview of the adaptations that have permitted mammals to succeed in the marine environment. Each chapter, written by experts in their field, will provide an up-to-date review and present the major discoveries and innovations in the field. Important technical advances such as satellite telemetry and time-depth-recorders will be described in boxes.

Dolphin Dive

Dolphin Dive
  • Author : James Buckley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-23
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 148442431X
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Summary : This book combines appealing natural history facts about dolphins' anatomy and life cycle with new information about their behavior. There are charming stories about how dolphins interact just like little kids do--caring, sharing, and sometimes disag

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises
  • Author : Randall R. Reeves
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-01-01
  • Total pages :139
  • ISBN : 9782831706566
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Dolphin Communication and Cognition

Dolphin Communication and Cognition
  • Author : Denise L. Herzing,Christine M. Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-02
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9780262331869
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Summary : Experts survey the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, offering a comprehensive reference to findings in the laboratory and from the field. Dolphin researchers have collected an impressive amount of data over the last twenty years, thanks to advances in technology for monitoring, recording, and analyzing dolphin behavior as well as increasing interest in exploring and modeling dolphins' cognitive capacities. This volume offers a comprehensive reference to the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, reporting on findings from both the laboratory and the field. The contributors review a wide range of topics, including vocalization, abstract reasoning abilities, imitation and learning, social cognition, echolocation, and ethical issues in working with cetaceans. The book begins by examining the dolphin brain and its evolution, the anatomy of its unique sound production and reception systems, and its sensory abilities. It next treats communication, reviewing the complexity of dolphins' vocalization, and then describes research on cognition, from both experimental and developmental perspectives. Finally, the book considers the future of dolphin research, including a series of provocative questions that remain unanswered, posed by the volume's expert contributors. Contributors Mats Amundin, Whitlow Au, Ted W. Cranford, Nicola Erdsack, John Ford, Wolf Hanke, Louis M. Herman, Denise L. Herzing, Christine M. Johnson, Petr Krysl, Stan Kuczaj, Marc Lammers, Lori Marino, Paul Nachtigall, Julie Oswald, Adam A. Pack, Heidi Pearson, Sam Ridgway, Jeanette Thomas, Randall Wells, Thomas I. White, Hal Whitehead, Kelley Winship, Bernd Würsig

Animal Sonar

Animal Sonar
  • Author : Paul E. Nachtigall,Patrick W.B. Moore
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :862
  • ISBN : 9781468474930
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Summary : The first meeting on biosonar that I had the opportunity to attend was held in 1978 on the Island of Jersey in the English Channel. That meeting, organized by Professor R.G. Busne1 and Dr. Jim Fish, was my introduction to an exciting and varied group of hard-working and dedicated scientists studying animal echolocation. They are, by nature, a very diverse group. They tend to publish in different journals and rarely interact despite the fact that they all work on echolocation. When they do interact as a group, as they did in Frascati Italy in 1966, in Jersey i~ 1978, and during the meeting reported in this volume, the meetings are intense, interesting, and exciting. This volume is a composition of a series of contributed papers written to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the echolocation systems of animals. The echolocation pulse production studies in bats and dolphins have recently been concentrated on the ontogeny of infant pulses, other studies, with three-dimensional computer graphics and x-ray computed tomography, have concentrated on finally resolving the old controversy concerning the site of dolphin echolocation click production. Much has been accomplished on the analysis of bat neural structure and function. The intense effort directed toward understanding the structure, connections, and functional properties of parallel auditory pathways and the parallel and hierarchical processing of information by the mustached bat, has lead to dramatic breakthroughs in understanding brain function.

Dolphins

Dolphins
  • Author : Agustin G. Pearce,Lucía M. Correa
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-01-01
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 160876849X
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Summary : This book presents a review of recent advances in cell biology, biochemistry and functional genomics of the dolphin using biological fluids, tissues or cell lines in an effort to further our understanding of dolphins and their responses to a changing environment. Dolphins can produce a wide repertoire of sounds: impulsive (high frequency) sounds, also involved in echolocation mechanism, percussive sounds and modulated sounds, usually called whistles. The authors of this book examine the function of modulated signals, through a bibliographic review and data analysis, with special attention to the function of the signature whistle in the mother-calf relationship. Furthermore, this book provides an overview of the traditional uses and commercialisation of dolphin's products in Brazil and discusses their implications for conservation. Other chapters examine the histology of different sections of the melon and other pathways for reception of water-borne sounds (the jaw) and important aspects of one of the most serious viral agents for cetaceans, the cetacean morbillivirus (CeMV), including its host range, geographical distribution and mortality rate of the reported outbreaks.

In Defense of Dolphins

In Defense of Dolphins
  • Author : Thomas I. White
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-18
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9780470469699
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Summary : Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life formillions of years without realizing it? In Defense ofDolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveyingthe latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, toadvocate for their ethical treatment. Encourages a reassessment of the human-dolphin relationship,arguing for an end to the inhuman treatment of dolphins Written by an expert philosopher with almost twenty-years ofexperience studying dolphins Combines up-to-date research supporting the sophisticatedcognitive and emotional capacities of dolphins with entertainingfirst-hand accounts Looks at the serious questions of intelligent life, ethicaltreatment, and moral obligation Engaging and thought-provoking

Dolphin Way

Dolphin Way
  • Author : Mark Caney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 1905492235
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Summary : Dolphin culture evolved over millions of years so they could remain perfectly attuned with their world, the ocean. But the growing pressure of man's activities become intolerable and in frustration they seek an aggressive new path, making a shocking departure from the ancient philosophy that has guided them so well through the millennia.

Marine Mammal Sensory Systems

Marine Mammal Sensory Systems
  • Author : Ronald A. Kastelein,Alexander Ya. Supin,Jeanette A. Thomas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :773
  • ISBN : 9781461534068
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Summary : This book is a collection of original research papers given at a symposium entitled "Sensory Systems and Behavior of Aquatic Mammals", hosted by the USSR Academy of Sciences. The meeting was held in Moscow from 16 to 25 October, 1991 and involved nearly 100 scientists from around the world. The major headings of the book correspond to the session topics at the symposium. This meeting was not the first dedicated to problems of sensory systems in aquatic mammals. Experts in this field met several times previously to discuss important problems of sensory functions in echolocating animals. symposia on biosonar systems were held in Frascati, Italy in 1966, then in Jersey, France in 1978, and in Helsingor, Denmark in 1986. Papers presented at these meetings were pUblished in books that advanced significantly the understanding of sensory systems (Busnel and Fish, 1980; Nachtigall and Moore, 1988). Initially, echolocating bats were the main subjects of consideration. However, studies on echolocating aquatic mammals, whales and dolphins, increased from one meeting to the next. Indeed, aquatic mammals are of exceptional interest for studying the adaptation of sensory functions for echolocation in specific aquatic environments. As a natural consequence of these developments, the 1989 symposium in Rome was devoted specifically to the sensory systems of cetaceans (Thomas and Kastelein, 1990). This symposium was held within the Fifth International Theriological Congress and was attended by many scientists.

Dolphins!

Dolphins!
  • Author : Laurence Pringle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781629796802
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Summary : An introduction to dolphin species from around the world, including bottlenose dolphins and several species of orcas. Describes dolphin habitats, physiology, communication, intelligence, parenting, eating habits, and other facts. Also discusses conservation and how to protect dolphins from hunting, pollution, and other threats.--

The Magic of Dolphins

The Magic of Dolphins
  • Author : Horace E. Dobbs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :77
  • ISBN : 0718826035
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Summary : An edition of the Dolphin Man's best-selling introduction to the life of dolphins.