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Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals

For the 119 species of marine mammals, in addition to for another aquatic animals, sound is the first technique of studying in regards to the setting and of speaking, navigating, and foraging. the prospect that human-generated noise may well damage marine mammals or considerably intrude with their basic actions is a controversy of accelerating difficulty. Noise and its power affects were regulated because the passage of the Marine Mammal safety Act of 1972. Public know-how of the problem escalated in Nineteen Nineties while researchers all started utilizing high-intensity sound to degree ocean weather adjustments. extra lately, the stranding of beaked whales in proximity to army sonar use has back placed the problem within the spotlight.

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals stories resources of noise within the ocean setting, what's identified of the responses of marine mammals to acoustic disturbance, and what versions exist for describing ocean noise and marine mammal responses. strategies are made for destiny information collecting efforts, reports of marine mammal habit and body structure, and modeling efforts essential to make sure what the lengthy- and momentary affects of ocean noise on marine mammals.

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Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa by Chris Stuart, Mathilde Stuart

By Chris Stuart, Mathilde Stuart

Очень немногие регионы Мира могут сравниться с южной Африкой по богатству млекопитающих. Здесь обитают около 337 видов из 4250, встречающихся на нашей планете. Справочник призван облегчить идентификацию близких видов за счет использования цветных фотографий для представления диагностических черт наземных млекопитающих. Он также включает характеристику китов и дельфинов. Книга содержит 112 цветных таблиц. На страницах, противоположных таблицам, приведены текстовые описания диагностических черт каждого вида, а также сведения по местообитаниям, поведению, питанию и размножению.Доп. информация: Файл является рипом с сайта Google Books. Этим определяется отсутствие некоторых страниц (до 20% от общего числа) и невысокое разрешение сканирования (около a hundred dpi).

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Ecology and Conservation of the Sirenia: Dugongs and by Helene Marsh, Thomas J. O'Shea, John E. Reynolds III III

By Helene Marsh, Thomas J. O'Shea, John E. Reynolds III III

Dugongs and manatees, the one totally aquatic herbivorous mammals, stay within the coastal waters, rivers and lakes of greater than eighty subtropical and tropical international locations. Symbols of fierce conservation battles, sirenian populations are threatened by means of a number of international difficulties. delivering comparative details on all 4 surviving species, this publication synthesises the ecological and similar wisdom pertinent to knowing the biology and conservation of the sirenia. It provides precise medical summaries, masking sirenian feeding biology; copy and inhabitants dynamics; behavioural ecology; habitat standards and threats to their persevered lifestyles. Outlining the present conservation prestige of the sirenian taxa, this distinct examine will equip researchers and execs with the clinical wisdom required to advance proactive, precautionary and feasible suggestions to preserve dugongs and manatees. Supplementary fabric is out there on-line at: www.cambridge.org/9780521888288.

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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 accomplished unmarried piece of labor ever performed on bottlenose dolphins, the booklet represents a milestone for all those who find themselves 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 evaluation of the species, its evolution, position in old and sleek fable, habit, ecology, replica, and genetics.”—Florida Times-Union

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

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

“This very good advent at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a evaluate of conservation concerns and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins in general.”—Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of traditional History
 

"This first-class creation at the biology of the bottlenose dolphin additionally offers a overview of conservation concerns and descriptions present wisdom of dolphins in most cases. . . . for college kids, pros, and an individual attracted to the bottlenose dolphin."--Charles W. Potter, nationwide Museum of traditional History
 
The Bottlenose Dolphin presents for the 1st time a finished, colorfully illustrated, and concise evaluation of a species that has interested people for a minimum of 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, copy, and genetics--while additionally tackling the tricky problems with dolphin conservation and management.
 
Although finished sufficient to be of significant price to pros, educators, and scholars, the e-book is written in a fashion that every one dolphin enthusiasts will get pleasure from. Randall Wells’s anecdotes interspersed through the paintings supply a first-hand view of dolphin encounters and examine in response to 3 a long time operating with them. colour pictures and approximately a hundred black and white illustrations, together with many by way of National Geographic photographer turn Nicklin, fantastically improve the text.
 
Readers of The Bottlenose Dolphin will greater get pleasure from what dolphins actually are and do, in addition to comprehend many of the controversies surrounding them. whereas elevating compelling questions, the ebook presents a wealth of data on a mythical species that's enjoyed and widespread via many people.
 
John E. Reynolds, professor of marine technology at Eckerd collage, 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 collage of California, Santa Cruz. He additionally serves as director of the heart for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle study at Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, the place he conducts the world’s longest working examine of untamed dolphins.
 
Samantha D. Eide, a graduate pupil on the collage of South Florida, is box chief for the Eckerd collage Dolphin undertaking, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) by Donald W. Duszynski

By Donald W. Duszynski

The Biology and identity of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Rabbits of the World is a taxonomic summation of a harmful intestinal parasite present in rabbits and transmissible to different species, together with people. This publication conceptually and traditionally summarizes the world's literature at the parasite and in addition offers a brief consultant to isolation strategies, identity, options for administration, and to be had chemotherapy. it's a important resource of information approximately coccidia’s actual and capability transmission to people, which may end up in harmful illnesses, like serious dehydration, vomiting, lethargy or even death.

Coccidiosis is an intestinal affliction that has effects on a number of various animal species, together with dogs and people, and is among the so much widely used protozoal infections in North the US. The causative agent is a protozoan that has the power to multiply swiftly and reason significant harm within the intestinal wall, rupturing the cells of the intestinal lining. the ultimate level, the oocyst, is very immune to environmental pressure and is hard to fully get rid of from the surroundings. Oocysts are common contaminants of feed and water and while the sporulated oocysts are ingested by means of different animals, they begin the lifestyles cycle over within the new host. With the call for for rabbits in clinical examine and for rabbit meat for human intake more and more globally every year, rabbits are of epidemiologic value for laboratory employees, college researchers, veterinarians, puppy vendors, and breeders.

  • Evaluates the clinical and scholarly benefit of every of the guides written approximately coccidian from each rabbit species, offering an entire old rendition
  • A treatise for the identity of coccidia and their remedy as needed
  • Written in a method that may be understood via so much trained lay individuals and laboratory workers
  • Written via the 1st ranked writer workforce one of the world-class parasitologists who examine coccidia
  • Combined in a single unmarried resource, this publication follows the gold criteria in coccidian biology and identification
  • Brings all that info jointly in a single quantity and solves the issues confronted by means of researchers, veterinarians, scholars and others in searching for and navigate via this scattered literature

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Dolphin societies: discoveries and puzzles by Karen Pryor

By Karen Pryor

Wild dolphins are an elusive topic for behavioral reports: how will you "do a Jane Goodall" on animals often noticeable basically as a glimpse of rolling dorsal fins heading for the horizon? during this strange publication, of the best-known scientists within the marine-mammal box have assembled an incredible number of discoveries approximately dolphins. The contributions diversity from a graduate student's first paper to senior scientists summarizing a life of examine. The dolphins they've got studied diversity from tiny spinners to majestic pilot whales, from killer whales to the commonplace bottle-nosed dolphin. The examine strategies range simply as extensively: the researchers have dolphins in boats, tracked them from shore, dived between countless numbers of them (plus a couple of sharks) in tuna fishing nets. they've got used desktops and airplanes, genetic research and synthetic language, and discovered to learn the existence heritage of a dolphin from the cross-section of a unmarried tooth.Pryor and Norris are profitable writers in addition to scientists; the ebook is peppered with interesting essays, by way of one or either editors, at the exciting historical past of dolphin study. Dolphin Societies not just surveys the main attention-grabbing contemporary examine on dolphin habit but in addition offers lay readers a desirable examine the clinical brain at paintings.

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A Review of Histogenesis/Organogenesis in the Developing by William J. Krause

By William J. Krause

This paintings is a quick overview of the pre- and postnatal improvement within the North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana) offered in volumes. quantity I summarizes gametes and fertilization, blastocyst formation and early organogenesis, fetal membranes and placentation, parturition and migration to the pouch, basic postnatal development and improvement, and histogenesis/organogenesis of the integument, musculoskeletal procedure, cardiovascular method, blood and blood forming organs, lymphatic organs, apprehensive process, eye, and ear. quantity II summarizes the histogenesis/organogenesis of the respiration, digestive, urinary, female and male reproductive and classical endocrine platforms.

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