The Bottlenose Dolphin: Biology and Conservation by John E. Reynolds III, Randall S. Wells, Samantha D. Eide

By John E. Reynolds III, Randall S. Wells, Samantha D. Eide

“Probably the main entire unmarried piece of labor ever performed on bottlenose dolphins, the e-book represents a milestone for all people who are drawn to the cetacean. . . . Stands as a necessary reference.”—Marine Mammal Science

“It is difficult to visualize a greater resource.”—Aquatic Mammals

“Clear and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly

“Comprehensive evaluate of the species, its evolution, position in historic and sleek delusion, habit, ecology, replica, and genetics.”—Florida Times-Union

“A concise review of a species that has involved people for a minimum of 3,000 years.”—Biology Digest

“Covers every thing from the historic myths approximately dolphins to their day-by-day lives.”—EcoFlorida

“This first-class advent at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally presents a overview of conservation matters and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins in general.”—Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of traditional History

"This very good advent at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a overview of conservation matters and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins usually. . . . for college students, pros, and an individual attracted to the bottlenose dolphin."--Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of usual History
The Bottlenose Dolphin presents for the 1st time a accomplished, colorfully illustrated, and concise assessment of a species that has involved people for no less than 3,000 years.
After reviewing ancient myths and legends of the dolphin again to the traditional Greeks and discussing present human attitudes and interactions, the writer replaces myths with facts--up-to-date clinical review of dolphin evolution, habit, ecology, morphology, replica, and genetics--while additionally tackling the tricky problems with dolphin conservation and management.
Although accomplished adequate to be of significant worth to pros, educators, and scholars, the publication is written in a way that every one dolphin fans will take pleasure in. Randall Wells’s anecdotes interspersed during the paintings supply a first-hand view of dolphin encounters and learn in keeping with 3 a long time operating with them. colour images and approximately a hundred black and white illustrations, together with many through National Geographic photographer turn Nicklin, superbly increase the text.
Readers of The Bottlenose Dolphin will higher take pleasure in what dolphins actually are and do, in addition to comprehend the various controversies surrounding them. whereas elevating compelling questions, the booklet offers a wealth of knowledge on a mythical species that's enjoyed and favorite by way of many people.
John E. Reynolds, professor of marine technology at Eckerd university, St. Petersburg, Florida, is chair of the U.S. Marine Mammal fee. He has written over a hundred articles on marine mammal biology and conservation and is coauthor with Daniel okay. Odell of Manatees and Dugongs and coeditor of Biology of Marine Mammals
Randall S. Wells is a behavioral ecologist with the Conservation Biology division of the Chicago Zoological Society and adjunct affiliate professor of ocean sciences on the college of California, Santa Cruz. He additionally serves as director of the guts for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle examine at Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, the place he conducts the world’s longest operating examine of untamed dolphins.
Samantha D. Eide, a graduate pupil on the collage of South Florida, is box chief for the Eckerd university Dolphin venture, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Dawn of cattle ET industry By the late 1960s, Rowson was able to report that acceptable pregnancy rates could be achieved in cattle using surgical approaches. This provided much of the stimulus to commercial concerns far and wide to develop ET technology. Across the Irish Sea, Sreenan and Beehan (1974) in Galway were among the first to confirm the effectiveness of Rowson’s procedures. Up until retirement in 1979, Rowson continued to make valuable contributions to ET knowledge and became rightly regarded as the father-figure in cattle ET technology.

2001c). As well as producing embryos for research or commercial use, the in vitro technology has relevance to assessing bull fertility (Rodriguez-Martinez and Larsson, 1999). Conventional assessment of sperm quality in AI bulls can now be aided by tests such as the induction of the acrosome reaction (AR), zona pellucida-binding assays and IVF. 6). In Europe, 14,079 embryos derived from live donor animals and 12,441 produced from abattoir ovaries were transferred. In recent years, IVP of cattle blastocysts has become a routine research tool in many laboratories; on the farm, it is being used increasingly to obtain embryos from infertile donors.

D A rough estimation of the numbers of ETs that were not officially recorded and hence not incorporated in the table above leads to about 11,500 more embryos transferred in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan), which leads to the total number of in vivo-derived embryos transferred in the year 2000 = 539,000, rounded up for official records to 540,000. b Developments in Embryo IVP Technology 24 h. Although more data are required, the practical implications of such work may lie in permitting embryos that were hitherto discarded to be frozen or used in transfers.

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