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Combining first-class technological know-how with available kind, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals is an integral source at the interesting warm-blooded creatures of the ocean. The contributions of greater than two hundred top overseas experts have made this unmarried quantity the advisor for studyig the total diversity of marine mammals.
Organized alphabetically, extra the 280 articles are dedicated to wide variety of issues -- from the explicit habit and body structure of cetaceans and pinnipeds, to ecology, inhabitants biology, human results and interplay, and study methodology.
Up-to-date, available, and scientifically sound, the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals will occupy a valuable position in any marine technology library.
*Complete Species record, that includes either residing and extinct mammals;
*Comprehensive word list with definitions for greater than 1,000 really good terms;
*Extensive cross-referencing among articles;
*Abundant visible assets -- images, line drawings, maps, tables, and figures
*Complete Species checklist, that includes either dwelling and extinct mammals
*Comprehensive thesaurus with definitions for greater than 1,000 really good terms
*Extensive cross-referencing among articles
*Abundant visible assets -- pictures, line drawings, maps, tables, and figures

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We have learned a lot along the way. We owe a great deal to many people. First we thank our editors at Academic Press: Chuck Crumly (the Encyclopedia was his concept and owes its existence to his drive), Gail Rice, and Chris Morris, who all put up bravely with our editing and publishing amateurism and endless missteps and interventions. A very large number of colleagues acted as anonymous peer reviewers for the articles. But the most credit must go to the authors, who gave so freely of their time and expertise.

Therein lies the second reason for compiling this encyclopedia: we aim to present a summary of the entire field for the scientist who needs information from an unfamiliar subfield. As editors, we constrained what authors wrote as little as possible, applauding diversity and keeping to minimal guidelines. We consider modern marine mammals to include the mammalian order Cetacea (including whales, dolphins, and porpoises), the order Sirenia (dugongs and manatees), and many members of the order Carnivora: the polar bear, the sea otter and marine otter, and the pinnipeds (true seals, sea lions, fur seals, and walruses).

Mammal Sci. 11,59-71. White, G. C. (1999). Program MARK. Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University. htm. York, A. , and Kozloff, P. (1987). On the estimation of numbers of northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, pups born on St. Paul Island, 1980-86. Fish. Butt. 85, 367-375. Age Estimation ALETA A. HOHN National Marine Fisheries Service, Beaufort, North Carolina A ge estimation is a tool for obtaining a numerical value of age for animals for which actual age is not known.

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