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New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals ed. by Aldemaro Romero and Edward O. Keith

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New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals ed. by Aldemaro Romero and Edward O. Keith
"New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals" ed. by Aldemaro Romero and Edward O. Keith
English | ITAe | 2012 | ISBN: 9789535108443 | 247 pages | PDF | 15 MB
his volume is aimed at providing a glimpse at such diversity of views and approaches while delivering valuable information on marine mammalogy. Given the increasing concerns regarding issues of anthropogenic factors affecting these animals, it is not surprising that the majority of chapters in this book deal with this subject.



The highly specialized nature of marine mammals when compared with their terrestrial counterparts, the environment in which they live, and the impact of humans on them throughout history and at the present, have made of the scholarship on these creatures something unique in itself. Therefore, it is not surprising that many researchers have also taken a distinctive approach to their study. T

Contents

Preface
Section 1 History of Marine Mammalogy
1 When Whales Became Mammals: The Scientific Journey of Cetaceans From Fish to Mammals in the History of Science
Section 2 Physiology
2 A Matrix Model of Fasting Metabolism in Northern Elephant Seal Pups
Section 3 Environmental/Ecological Issues
3 Test Tube Cetaceans: From the Evaluation of Susceptibility to the Study of Genotoxic Effects of Different Environmental Contaminants Using Cetacean Fibroblast Cell Cultures
4 Assessing Biomagnification and Trophic Transport of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Food Chain of the Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki): Conservation and Management Implications
5 Skin Biopsy Applications in Free Ranging Marine Mammals: A Case Study of Whale Skin Biopsies as a Valuable and Essential Tool for Studying Marine Mammal Toxicology and Conservation
6 Cutaneous Lesions in Cetaceans: An Indicator of Ecosystem Status?
7 Uruguayan Pinnipeds (Arctocephalus australis and Otaria flavescens): Evidence of Influenza Virus and Mycobacterium pinnipedii Infections
8 Host-Virus Specificity of the Morbillivirus Receptor, SLAM, in Marine Mammals: Risk Assessment of Infection Based on Three-Dimensional Models
Section 4 Exploitation
9 Portuguese Sealing and Whaling Activities as Contributions to Understand Early Northeast Atlantic Environmental History of Marine Mammals
10 Yankee Whaling in the Caribbean Basin: Its Impact in a Historical Context
Necrologue

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