Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J. G. M. Thewissen

By William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J. G. M. Thewissen

Combining very good technology with available type, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals is an critical source at the interesting warm-blooded creatures of the ocean. The contributions of greater than 2 hundred best overseas professionals have made this unmarried quantity the advisor for studyig the full diversity of marine mammals.

Organized alphabetically, extra the 280 articles are dedicated to wide selection of subject matters -- from the categorical habit and body structure of cetaceans and pinnipeds, to ecology, inhabitants biology, human results and interplay, and learn method.

Up-to-date, available, and scientifically sound, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals will occupy a principal position in any marine technological know-how library.

KEY FEATURES
*Complete Species checklist, that includes either residing and extinct mammals;
*Comprehensive word list with definitions for greater than 1,000 really expert phrases;
*Extensive cross-referencing among articles;
*Abundant visible assets -- photos, line drawings, maps, tables, and figures

KEY good points
*Complete Species checklist, that includes either residing and extinct mammals
*Comprehensive thesaurus with definitions for greater than 1,000 really expert phrases
*Extensive cross-referencing among articles
*Abundant visible assets -- images, line drawings, maps, tables, and figures

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For most wildlife populations, probabilities of recapture or resighting tend to vary among animals for a variety of reasons. This heterogeneity can be problematic to model and can lead to a large bias in abundance estimates, so that the design of a mark-recapture survey should be carefully addressed to minimize heterogeneity. 4. Estimation of Pinniped Numbers by Mark-Recapture Mark-recapture techniques have been successfully used to estimate the abundance of young of the year for several species of fur seals.

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In marine mammals the baculum and os clitoridis have been studied mainly in pinnipeds. Major headings highlight important subtopics that are discussed in the article. " CROSS-REFERENCES The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals has an extensive system of cross-referencing. References to other articles appear in three forms: as marginal headings within the A-Z article sequences; as designations within the running text of an article; and as indications of related topics at the end of an article. " Guide to the Encyclopedia XXXV111 An example of the second type, a cross-reference within the running text of an article, is this excerpt from the entry "Baleen Whales:" External parasites, particularly WHALE LICE (cyamid crustaceans) and BARNACLES (both acorn and stalked) are common on the slower swimming more coastal baleen whales, such as gray, humpback, and right whales.

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