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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 July 2009
  • ISBN : 0080920357
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such as the dusky dolphin’s sound production, its foraging at night and in daylight, its survival strategies in response to predator threats, the mating habits of New Zealand duskies, calf rearing, sexual segregation, and genetic relationships. Other chapters address the interaction of dusky dolphins with humans. This book offers information about dusky dolphins off Southern Africa and discussions about the patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus. Finally, comparisons between dusky dolphins and great apes as large-brained mammals are also reviewed in this book. Only book fully devoted to the southern hemisphere "dusky" dolphin Heavily illustrated with charts, figures, tables, and all color photos Written by a cadre of experts intimately familiar with dolphin field work Written in an accurate yet accessible style for the scientist and natural historian alike

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The Dusky Dolphin

The Dusky Dolphin
  • Author : Bernd Würsig,Melany Wursig
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-17
  • ISBN : 0080920357
GET THIS BOOKThe Dusky Dolphin

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • ISBN : 9783030166632
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-26
  • ISBN : 0080919936
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals

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

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  • Author : International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
  • Publisher : IUCN
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  • ISBN : 2880329361
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The Dusky Dolphin

The Dusky Dolphin
  • Author : Bernd G. Würsig,Melany Würsig
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 0123737230
GET THIS BOOKThe Dusky Dolphin

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • ISBN : 9784431545231
GET THIS BOOKPrimates and Cetaceans

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780226183220
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  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 9782831706566
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780385679411
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780080573038
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  • Publisher : National Geographic Soc Childrens books
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822031287113
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781407052724
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-29
  • ISBN : 9780080557847
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