Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings
Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury
Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore
ISBN: 0977460908
Category: Marine mammals
Page: 371
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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals


Author: William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080919935
Category: Science
Page: 1352
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This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Marine Mammals and Noise


Author: W. John Richardson
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780125884419
Category: Nature
Page: 576
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Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these new sounds have on marine mammals. The baseline of ambient noise, the sounds produced by machines and mammals, the sensitivity of marine mammal hearing, and the reactions of marine mammals are also examined. An essential addition to any marine biologist's library, Marine Mammals and Noise will be especially appealing to marine mammalogists, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and marine biologists and oceanographers using sound in their research.

Medicine of Australian Mammals


Author: Larry Vogelnest,Rupert Woods
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 064309928X
Category: Science
Page: 704
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In Medicine of Australian Mammals, more than 30 experts present the most current information available on the medical management of all taxa of Australian native mammals. This comprehensive text is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on general topics relevant to the medical management of captive and free-ranging Australian native mammals such as: veterinary considerations for the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of wildlife; veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials; marine mammal strandings and the role of the veterinarian; and wildlife health investigation and necropsy of Australian mammals. The second part covers the medicine of specific taxa of Australian native mammals. Detailed information on taxonomy, distribution, biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, nutrition, physical and chemical restraint, clinical pathology, hand-rearing, diseases, zoonoses, therapeutics, reproductive management and surgery is included. This practical, one-source reference is complemented by detailed photographs and illustrations, as well as tables listing reproductive and physiological data, diets, haematology and biochemistry values, and drug formularies. Appendices include a checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals. Medicine of Australian Mammals is clinically oriented and is a must-have for veterinary clinicians, no matter how experienced. The book will also be of use to veterinary students, researchers, biologists, zoologists, wildlife carers and other wildlife professionals.

Exotic Animal Medicine - review and test - E-Book


Author: Jaime Samour
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702052035
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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Exotic Animal Medicine Review & Test is the ideal way for students and clinicians in general practice to study, explore and extend their knowledge of this exciting new field. Distinguished avian specialist Jaime Samour and his international team of contributors from 13 countries present the reader with a collection of over 60 selected clinical cases observed in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish species kept commonly as pets. Additional cases are included of some species maintained in zoological collections, captive breeding centres or brought into rescue and rehabilitation centres around the world. The cases are presented in a systematic format using descriptive and diagnostic images and clinical and laboratory data, challenging the reader to formulate a differential diagnosis, to suggest a recommended therapy pathway, to provide an educated prognosis and to propose ways of prevention. The definite diagnosis, treatment, preventative medicine and final comments are provided at the end of each question. A recommended list of further reading offers the reader additional consultative information on each medical condition addressed. In presenting comprehensive clinical and diagnostic information, Exotic Animal Medicine Review & Test allows the reader to explore cases in more depth and with more imagery and background data than may be available in other sources. It is perfect for the continuing education needs of busy clinicians and for veterinarians in training who wish to test their ability to establish a differential diagnosis. A selection of cases from the book, plus a range of more advanced bonus cases, is presented in interactive format on a companion website, which is optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Presents comprehensive clinical and diagnostic information A companion website optimized for access on mobile devices offers a fully interactive range of cases for convenient self testing Fully illustrated with a wide range of photographs and radiographs With contributions from a panel of international experts

Marine Wildlife

The Fabian Fay Course for Veterinarians, 4-8 September 2000
Author: J. R. Geraci
Publisher: Post Graduate Foundation in
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 478
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Guide to Marine Mammals & Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico


Author: Kate Wynne,Malia Schwartz
Publisher: University of Alaska Sea Grant
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 114
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All U.S. Atlantic species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, manatee, and sea turtles are depicted in this identification guide. Designed for the professional as well as the casual observer, it shows identifying characteristics and habits for each species. The book follows the same format as Kate Wynne's Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska. Printed on waterproof paper. Published by Rhode Island Sea Grant. Winner of the 2000 National Outdoor Book Award for best nature guidebook.

Newsletter - IAMSLIC


Author: International Association of Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine science libraries
Page: N.A
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Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification


Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080557848
Category: Science
Page: 592
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With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens “in hand , and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. This handy guide provides marine biologists and interested lay people with detailed descriptions of diagnostic features, illustrations of external appearance, beautiful photographs, dichotomous keys, and more. Full color illustrations and vivid photographs of every living marine mammal species are incorporated, as well as comprehendible maps showing a range of information. For readers who desire further consultation, authors have included a list of literature references at the end of each species account. For an enhanced understanding of habitation, this guide also includes recognizable geographic forms described separately with colorful paintings and photographs. All of these essential tools provided make Marine Mammals of the World the most detailed and authoritative guide available! * Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification * Authors’ collective experience adds up to 80 years, and have seen nearly all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide * Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available * Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in “problem groups, such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphin, and southern fur seals * Includes a detailed list of sources for more information at the back of the book.

Marine Mammals of the World


Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Stephen Leatherwood,Marc A. Webber,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251032923
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Identification guide to marine mammals and to cetaceans, seals, and sirenians found in fresh water.