Biology of Marine Mammals

Biology of Marine Mammals

by John E. Reynolds
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1588342506

ISBN-13: 9781588342508

Pub. Date: 07/24/2007

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

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

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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, and feeding ecology. They also detail the physiological adaptations—for such activities and processes as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that enable marine mammals to exploit their aquatic environment.

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ISBN-13:
9781588342508
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
07/24/2007
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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