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Coastal Dolphins and Porpoises

Ridgway and Harrison's Handbook of Marine Mammals, Volume 1

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 2025
  • Author: Thomas Allen Jefferson
  • Editor: Thomas Allen Jefferson
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 3 7 4 6 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 3 7 4 7 - 1

Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent, and highly adapted mammals inhabit our seas and oceans and have stirred the human imagination for many centuries. As our kn… Read more

Coastal Dolphins and Porpoises

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Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent, and highly adapted mammals inhabit our seas and oceans and have stirred the human imagination for many centuries. As our knowledge of marine mammals grows, the need exists for a reliable and complete reference to the ecology and biology of these fascinating creatures. To address this need, the Handbook of Marine Mammals series has been founded. Scientists, conservationists, and informed laypersons alike will be able to find definitive reviews of all the world's living whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, sea cows, and marine otters and bears. Seven volumes cover all the living species of marine mammals.

This first volume in the series, Coastal Dolphins and Porpoises, consists of species review chapters written by leading global experts on more coastal, marine species of dolphins. Each chapter includes a description of the species, followed by sections on distribution and abundance, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, reproduction, parasites and diseases, and the impacts of human activities on the species.