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Biology of marine mammals

By: Reynolds, J.E., III.
Contributor(s): Rommel, S.A., (editors).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Smithsonian Institution Press 1999Description: viii,578p.Subject(s): Book | Zoology: mammalsSummary: Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a framework for fundamental biological and ecological concepts. They describe functional morphology, sensory systems, energetics, reproduction, communication and cognition, behavior, distribution, population biology, feeding ecology and physiological adaptations. The book also includes information on marine toxicants and their possible effects on marine mammals. As an introduction for students, a reference for professionals in related fields, and a comprehensive resource for marine mammal biologists and managers, Biology of marine mammals provides a wealth of information that can be broadly applied.
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Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a framework for fundamental biological and ecological concepts. They describe functional morphology, sensory systems, energetics, reproduction, communication and cognition, behavior, distribution, population biology, feeding ecology and physiological adaptations. The book also includes information on marine toxicants and their possible effects on marine mammals. As an introduction for students, a reference for professionals in related fields, and a comprehensive resource for marine mammal biologists and managers, Biology of marine mammals provides a wealth of information that can be broadly applied.

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