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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals


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Abundance Estimation Stephen T. Buckland and Anne E. York Aerial Behavior Bernd Wursig and Hal Whitehead Age Estimation Aleta A. Hohn Aggressive Behavior, Intraspecific Claudio Campagna Albinism Dagmar Fertl and Patricia E. Rosel Amazon River Dolphin or Boto Vera M.F. da Silva Ambergris Dale W. Rice Antarctic Fur Seal Arctocephalus gazella Jaume Forcada and Iain J. Staniland Antarctic Marine Mammals Ian L. Boyd Archaeocetes, Archaic J. G. M. Thewissen Arctic Marine Mammals John J. Burns Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis William F. Perrin Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus (Gray 1828) Frank Cipriano Australian Sea Lion Neophoca cinerea John K. Ling Australian Snubfin Dolphin Orcaella heinsohni Kelly M. Robertson and Peter W. Arnold Azorean Whaling Richard Ellis Baculum Edward H. Miller Baiji Lipotes vexillifer Kaiya Zhou Balance Fred Spoor Baleen Dale W. Rice Baleen Whales Mysticetes John L. Bannister Barnacles Dagmar Fertl and William A. Newman Basilosaurids Mark D. Uhen Beaked Whales, Overview Ziphiidae James G. Mead Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus Kit M. Kovacs Behavior, Overview Peter L. Tyack Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas Gregory M. O'Corry-Crowe Biogeography Rick LeDuc Blubber Sara J. Iverson Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Richard Sears and William F. Perrin Bones and Teeth, Histology of Mary C. Maas Bottlenose Whales Hyperoodon ampullatus and H. planifrons Shannon Gowans Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus David J. Rugh and Kim E. W. Shelden Bow-riding Bernd Wursig Brain Helmut H.A. Oelschlager and Jutta S. Oelschlager Brain Size Evolution Lori Marino Breathing Douglas Wartzok Breeding Sites Mark A. Hindell Bryde's Whales Balaenoptera edeni/brydei Hedehiro Kato and William F. Perrin Burmeister's Porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis Julio C. Reyes Bycatch Simon Northridge California, Galapagos, and Japanese Sea Lions Carolyn B. Heath and William F Perrin Callosities Mason T. Weinrich Captive Breeding Todd R. Robeck, Justine K. O'Brien and Daniel K. Odell Captivity Peter Corkeron Caspian and Baikal Seals Nobuyuki Miyazaki The Cephalorhynchus Dolphins Stephen M. Dawson Cetacean Ecology Lisa T. Ballance Cetacean Evolution R. Ewan Fordyce Cetacean Fossil Record R. Ewan Fordyce Cetacean Life-History Susan J. Chivers Cetacean Prenatal Development Joy S. Reidenberg and Jeffrey T. Laitman Circulatory System Paul J. Ponganis Classification Dale W. Rice Climate Change Sue Moore Clymene Dolphin Stenella clymene Thomas A. Jefferson Coloration William F. Perrin Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus Randall S. Wells and Michael D. Scott Common Dolphins Delphinus delphis and D. capensis William F. Perrin Communication in Marine Mammals Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Jeanette A. Thomas and Justin D. Gregg Competition with Fisheries Eva E. Plaganyi and Douglas S. Butterworth Conservation Efforts Randall R. Reeves Crabeater Seal Lobodon carcinophaga John L. Bengtson Culture in Whales and Dolphins Hal Whitehead Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris John E. Heyning Dall's Porpoise Phocoenoides dalli Thomas A. Jefferson Delphinids, Overview Rick LeDuc Dental Morphology, Evolution of Mark D. Uhen Desmostylia Daryl P. Domning Dialects John K.B. Ford Diet Nelio B. Barros and Malcolm R. Clarke Distribution Jaume Forcada Diving Behavior Brent S. Stewart Diving Physiology Gerald L. Kooyman Dugong Dugong dugon Helene Marsh Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus Koen Van Waerebeek and Bernd Wursig Eared Seals Otariidae Roger L. Gentry Earless Seals Phocidae Mike O. Hammill Echolocation Whitlow W. L. Au Ecological Effects James A. Estes Ecology, Overview Bernd Wursig Elephant Seals Mirounga angustirostris and M. leonina Mark A. Hindell and Wiliam F. Perrin Endangered Species and Populations John E. Reynolds, Richard Merrick, Gregory K. Silber, and Douglas P. DeMaster Endocrine Systems Shannon Atkinson and David St. Aubin Energetics Daniel P. Costa Entrapment and Entanglement Jon Lien Estrus and Estrous Behavior Daryl J. Boness Ethics and Marine Mammals Marc Bekoff Extinctions, Specific T. Duffield False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens Robin W. Baird Feeding Morphology Christopher D. Marshall Feeding Strategy and Tactics Michael R. Heithaus and Lawrence M. Dill Female Reproductive System R. E. A. Stewart and B. E. Stewart Filter Feeding Donald A. Croll, Bernie R. Tershy, and Kelly M. Newton Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus Alex Aguilar Finless Porpoise Masao Amano Fisheries, Interference with Dagmar Fertl Fishing Industry, Effects of Simon Northridge Folklore and Legends Rochelle Constantine Forelimb Anatomy Lisa Noelle Cooper Forensic Genetics C. Scott Baker and Merel L. Dalebout Fossil Sites R. Ewan Fordyce Franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei Enrique A Crespo Fraser's Dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei M. Louella and L. Dolar Gastrointestinal Tract James G. Mead Genetics for Management Phillip A. Morin and Andrew E. Dizon Genetics, Overview Per J. Palsboll Geographic Variation William F. Perrin Giant Beaked Whales Berardius bairdii and B. arnuxii Toshio Kasuya Gray Seal Halichoerus grypus Ailsa Hall and David Thompson Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus Mary Lou Jones and Steven L. Swartz Group Behavior Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez Habitat Pressure Peter G. H. Evans Habitat Use Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez Hair and Fur Pamela K. Yochem and Brent S. Stewart Harbor Porpoise Arne Bjorge Harbor Seal and Spotted Seal Phoca vitulina and P. largha John J. Burns Harp Seal Pagophilus groenlandicus David M. Lavigne Health Joseph R. Geraci and Valerie J. Lounsbury Hearing Sirpa Nummela Hindlimb Anatomy Peter J. Adam History of Marine Mammal Research Bernd Wursig and William F. Perrin Hooded Seal Cystophora cristata Kit M. Kovacs Hourglass Dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger R. Natalie P. Goodall Humpback Dolphins Guido J. Parra and Graham J. B Ross Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Phillip J. Clapham Hunting of Marine Mammals Randall R. Reeves Hybridism Martine Berube Identification Methods Randall S. Wells Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale Indopacetus pacificus Robert Pitman Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops aduncus John Y. Wang and Shih-Chu Yang Indo-West Pacific, Marine Mammals Peter Rudolph and Chris Smeenk Intelligence and Cognition Bernd Wursig International Whaling Commission J.P. Donovan Inuit and Marine Mammals Stephen A. MacLean, Anne M. Jensen and Glenn W. Sheehan Irrawaddy Dolphin Brian D. Smith Japanese Whaling Toshio Kasuya Killer Whale Orcinus orca John K.B. Ford Krill and Other Plankton Roger Hewitt and Jessica D. Lipsky Language Learning and Cognitive Skills Louis M. Herman Locomotion, Terrestrial Thomas A. Demere and Joshua H. Yonas Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx Tracey L. Rogers Male Reproductive Systems Shannon Atkinson Management Jay Barlow Manatees Trichechus manatus, T. senegalensis, and T. inunguis John E. Reynolds, III, James A. Powell and Cynthia R. Taylor Marine Parks and Zoos Daniel K. Odell and Loran Wlodarski Marine Protected Areas Erich Hoyt Mark and Recapture Methods Phipip S. Hammond Mass Die-offs John Harwood and Ailsa Hall Mass Stranding Brownell, P Mating System Sarah L. Mesnick and Katherine Ralls Melon-headed Whale Peponocephala electra Wayne L. Perryman Mesoplodont Whales Mesoplodon spp. Robert Pitman Migration and Movement Patterns S. Jonathan Stern Mimicry Peter L. Tyack Minke Whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata and B. bonaerensis William F. Perrin and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. Molecular Ecology A. Rus Hoelzel Monk Seals Monachus monachus, M. tropicalis, and M. schauinslandi. William G. Gilmartin and Jaume Forcada Musculature J. G. M. Thewissen Museums and Collections John E. Heyning Mysticete Evolution Annalisa Berta and Thomas A. Demeret Narwhal Monodon monoceros M. P. Heide-Jorgensen Neoceti R. Ewan Fordyce New Zealand Sea Lion Phocarctos hookeri Nicholas J. Gales Noise, Effects of Bernd Wursig and W. John Richardson North Atlantic Marine Mammals Gordon T. Waring and Debra L. Palka North Pacific Marine Mammals Sergio Escorza-Trevino Northern Fur Seal Roger L. Gentry Ocean Environment Paul C. Fiedler Odobenocetops Christian de Muizon Omura's whale Balaenoptera omurai Tadasu K. Yamada Osmoregulation Daniel P. Costa Otters, Marine J.A. Estes, J.L. Bodkin and M. Ben-David Pacific White-sided Dolphins Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Nancy A. Black Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Stenella attenuata William F. Perrin Parasites J. Antonio Raga, Mercedes Fernandez, Juan A. Balbuena, and F. Javier Aznar Parental Behavior Janet Mann Pathology Daniel F. Cowan Peale's Dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis R. Natalie P. Goodall Pilot Whales Globicephala melas and G. macrorhynchus Paula A. Olson Pinnepedia, Overview Annalisa Berta Pinnipedia Ecology W. D. Bowen, C. A. Beck and D. A. Austin Pinnipedia, Evolution Annalisa Berta Pinnipedia Life History Ian L. Boyd Pinnipedia Physiology Daniel E. Crocker Daniel P. Costa Playful Behavior Bernd Wursig Polar Bear Ursus maritimus Ian Stirling Pollution and Marine Mammals Peter J.H. Reijnders Popular Culture and Literature Paul H. Forestell Population Dynamics Paul R. Wade Population Status and Trends Jay Barlow and Randall R. Reeves Porpoises, Overview Andrew J. Read Predation on Marine Mammals David W. Weller Predator-Prey Relationships Andrew W. Trites Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales Kogia breviceps and K. sima Donald F. McAlpine Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata Meghan A. Donahue and Wayne L. Perryman Pygmy Right Whale Caperea marginata Catherine Kemper Remoras Dagmar Fertl and Andre M. Landry, Jr Reproductive Behavior Michael A. Fedak, Ben Wilson and Paddy P. Pomeroy Ribbon Seal Histriophoca fasciata Lloyd Lowry and Peter Boveng Right Whale Dolphins Lissodelphis borealis and L. peronii Jessica D. Lipsky Right Whales Eubalaena glacialis, E. japonica, and E. australis Robert D. Kenney Ringed Seal Pusa hispida M.O. Hammill Risso's Dolphin Grampus griseus Robin W. Baird River Dolphins Randall R. Reeves and Anthony R Martin River Dolphins, Evolutionary History and Affinities Christian de Muizon Rookeries George Anthony Antonelis Ross Seal Jeanette A. Thomas and Tracey Rogers Rough-toothed Dolphin Thomas A. Jefferson Scrimshaw Stuart M. Frank Sealions, Overview Daryl J. Boness Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Joseph Horwood Sensory Biology, Overview J. G. M Thewissen Sexual Dimorphism Katherine Ralls and Sarah Mesnick Shepherd's Beaked Whale Tasmacetus shepherdi James G. Mead Signature Whistles Laela S. Sayigh and Vincent M. Janik Sirenian Evolution Daryl P. Domning Sirenian Life History Daniel K. Odell Skeletal Anatomy Sentiel Rommel and John E. Reynolds Skull Anatomy Sentiel Rommel, D. Ann Pabst, and William A. McLellan Sociobiology Fritz Trillmilch Song Jim Darling Sound Production Adam S. Frankel South American Marine Mammals Enrique A. Crespo South American Sea Lion Otaria flavescens Humberto Luis Cappozzo and Wiliam F. Perrin Southern Fur Seals ARCTOCEPHALUS SPP John P. Y. Arnould Species William F. Perrin Spectacled Porpoise Phocoena dioptrica R. Natalie P. Goodall Speed Frank E. Fish Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus Hal Whitehead Sperm Whales, Evolution Guram A. Mchedlidze Spermaceti Dale W. Rice Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris William F. Perrin Steller's Sea Cow Hydrodamalis gigas Paul K. Anderson and Daryl P. Domning Steller's Sea Lion Eumetopias jubatus Thomas R. Loughlin Stock Assessment Jeffrey M. Breiwick and Anne E. York Stock Identity John Y. Wang Stranding William F. Perrin and Joseph R. Geraci Streamlining Frank E. Fish Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba Frederick I. Archer II Surveys Karin A Forney Sustainability Charles W. Fowler and Michael A. Etnier Susu and Bhulan Platanista gangetica gangetica and P. g. minor Brian D. Smith and Gillian T. Braulik Swimming Terrie M. Williams Systematics, Overview Annalisa Berta Telemetry Andrew J. Read Territorial Behavior Edward H. Miller Thermoregulation Michael Castellini Thorax and Abdomen Anatomy John E. Reynolds and Sentiel Rommell Tool-use in Wild Bottlenose Dolphins Janet Mann and Brooke Sargeant Toothed Whales, Overview Sascha K. Hooker Training Ted Turner, Todd Feucht, and Tyler Turner Tucuxi Paulo A. C Flores and Vera M. F. Da Silva Tuna-Dolphin Issue Tim Gerrodette Vaquita Phocoena sinus Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho and Armando M. Jaramillo-Legorreta Vision Alla M. Mass and Alexander Ya. Supin Walrus Odobenus rosmarus Ronald A. Kastelein Weddell Seal Leptonychotes weddellii Jeanette A. Thomas and Jack Terhune Whale Lice Carl J. Pfeiffer Whale Watching Erich Hoyt Whaling, Early and Aboriginal Richard Ellis Whaling, in the Azores Richard Ellis Whaling, Illegal and Pirate Robert L. Brownell and Alexey V. Yablokov Whaling, Modern Phillip J. Clapham and C. Scott Baker Whaling, Traditional Richard Ellis White-beaked Dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris Carl Christian Kinze

About the Author

Bernd Wursig, his students, and postdocs have studied marine mammals and sea birds on all continents, with present work mainly on dusky dolphins in diverse habitats of New Zealand, and beleaguered Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins of Hong Kong. His specialties are behavior and social strategies, especially as related to human disturbance. He has published and co-published about 180 peer review papers, over 50 popular articles, and 7 books. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Biology of Texas A&M University at Galveston. J. G. M. 'Hans' Thewissen studies the evolution, anatomy and embryology of marine mammals, and has travelled the world to study fossil and living whales. His work with the sense organs of modern whales explores the impact of global change on marine mammal populations. He co-edited the three editions of Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals and wrote a popular book on whale evolution: The Walking Whales.


"This book's encyclopedic coverage of marine mammals has been fully revised and updated. Despite its size, it is easy to use. I recommend this book for anyone interested in marine mammals!" - The Birdbooker Report "Its ease of use and interesting look will assure that it is a handy, and well-used, reference book for scientists in the field as well as for students looking for interesting topics for term papers. The second edition's new colorful look expands it's consumer base and makes it an excellent choice for high school and undergraduate university libraries." --Paul E. Nachtigall, University of Hawaii "This revision of the well-received first edition adds several new chapters in areas of marine mammal science that have changed significantly, e.g., climate change and the 'interface of ecology and conservation.' Somewhat fragmented topics are now combined into more comprehensive ones. Additionally, almost all entries are updated, and color photographs appear throughout. Each of the 260 chapters is authored by an acclaimed contributor and covers species and topics relating to anatomy, physiology, behavior, conservation, ecology, and more. Overall, this encyclopedia's content serves as an important reference source for marine mammals." -- CHOICE

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