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The Franciscana Dolphin

On the Edge of Survival

1st Edition - June 24, 2022

Editors: Paulo Cesar Simoes-Lopes, Marta Jussara Cremer

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 0 9 7 4 - 7
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 0 3 4 7 - 9

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… Read more

The Franciscana Dolphin

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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