Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen, Kit M. Kovacs, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen, Kit M. Kovacs

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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen, Kit M. Kovacs, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen, Kit M. Kovacs

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The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Third Edition covers the ecology, behavior, conservation, evolution, form and function of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, otters and polar bears. This edition provides new content on anthropogenic concerns, latest information on emerging threats such as ocean noise, and impacts of climate change.

With authors and editors who are world experts, this new edition is a critical resource for all who are interested in marine mammals, especially upper level undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and managers, and is a top reference for those in related fields, from oceanographers to environmental scientists.

  • Significant content and topic updates, as well as the addition of new topics in such areas as anthropogenic disturbance
  • Visual maps of the oceans and seas mentioned in contributions, helping to place the geographical features described in the text with clear, consistent species illustrations
  • Written to help users learn new information or brush up on a topic quickly, with the references at the end of each entry to help guide readers into more specialist literature

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Note: Page numbers followed by “f” and “t” refer to figures and tables, respectively.
AAR, SeeAmino acid racemization (AAR)
ABA, SeeApplied behavior analysis (ABA)
Abdomen, 994–1001
anatomy, 1000–1001
mammalian postcranial landmarks, 994–1000
diaphragm, 994–995
photographs of ventral views of Florida manatee, 996f
regions and structures cranial to diaphragm, 995
structures caudal to diaphragm, 995–1000
Abdominal muscles, 622
ABNJ, SeeAreas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ)
Aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW), 340, 519
Aboriginal whaling, 519, 1058
Aboriginal whaling management procedure (AWMP), 519
Absolute age estimates
consistency and repeatability of, 12–14
for some species, 14
tissues to obtaining, 11–12, 11f, 12f
“Absolute” abundance, 1
Abundance, 582–583, 705, 938, 939
absolute, 1
estimation, 1
colony counts, 5
distance sampling, 1–3
mark–recapture, 3–4
migration counts, 4–5
ACC, SeeAntarctic circumpolar current (ACC)
Accessory layers, 10
ACCOBAMS, SeeAgreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS)
Accreditation program, 567
ACE, SeeAngiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)
Acorn barnacles, 75
Acoustic communication, 212–214
See alsoTactile communication, Visual communication
nonvocal communication, 212
vocal communication, 212–214
Acoustic harassment devices (AHDs), 557
Acoustic(s), 462–463
analysis of blue whale vocalizations, 112
crypsis, 600–601
deterrent devices, 771
disturbance, 612
habitat, 227
impedance, 889
pollution, 226–227
signals, 104, 212
surveys, 3
trauma, 460–461
Acrobatic leap types, 8
Acrophoca, 719–720
ACTH, SeeAdrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Activation syndrome, 1021
Active touch, 1076
ADE, SeeApparently digested energy (ADE)

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