The Franciscana Dolphin
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The Franciscana Dolphin

On the Edge of Survival

Paulo Cesar Simoes-Lopes, Marta Jussara Cremer, Paulo Cesar Simoes-Lopes, Marta Jussara Cremer

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The Franciscana Dolphin

On the Edge of Survival

Paulo Cesar Simoes-Lopes, Marta Jussara Cremer, Paulo Cesar Simoes-Lopes, Marta Jussara Cremer

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The Franciscana Dolphin: On the Edge of Survival provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the most endangered marine mammal in the Western South Atlantic Ocean. It synthesizes all available information on this dolphin species, also referred to as La Plata dolphin, ranging from taxonomy, evolution, diet, parasites and diseases, reproduction and growth, to genetic diversity and stock definition, distribution, abundance, behavior, as well as the threats and causes behind the dwindling population numbers.

Written by international experts, this book explores aspects of the species' natural history and urgent problems of accidental mortality in fishing nets, contamination, and habitat loss. It offers the most current research and practices on rehabilitating debilitated animals and presents initiatives at the regional and international level for species conservation, including current and potential strategies related to marine protected areas and public policies.

The Franciscana Dolphin: On the Edge of Survival is an important resource for researchers and practitioners in marine conservation, marine biology, and zoology, particularly those who seek to gain the most reputable information on vulnerable marine mammal species for conservation efforts. Policymakers and public officials involved in environmental protection and planning will also find this useful to combat similar threats with other dolphin species around the world

  • Offers the most up-to-date research of the species' natural history, biology and ecology
  • Discusses current threats and solutions for species conservation, which can be applied to other marine mammal species
  • Provides updates on national and international agreements and policies for conservation efforts

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Year
2022
ISBN
9780323903479

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