Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals - 2nd edition

Edited by William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J.G.M. Thewissen 
Academic Press  2009  

Hardback  1352 pp  ISBN 9780123735539      £95.00
  • More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more
  • Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals
  • New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles

This thorough revision of the classic first edition 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 referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited 2nd edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals.

Readership - Marine Biologists, Ecologists, Conservation Biologists, Fisheries Biologists and Environmental consultants.


Abundance Estimation, Stephen T. Buckland and Anne E. York
Aerial Behavior, Bernd Würsig and Hal Whitehead
Age Estimation, Aleta A. Hohn
Aggressive Behavior, Intraspecific, Claudio Campagna
Albinism, Dagmar Fertl and Patricia E. Rosel
Amazon River Dolphin or Boto, Vera M.F. da Silva
Ambergris, Dale W. Rice
Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Jaume Forcada and Iain J. Staniland
Antarctic Marine Mammals, Ian L. Boyd
Archaeocetes, Archaic, J. G. M. Thewissen
Arctic Marine Mammals, John J. Burns
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin , Stenella frontalis, William F. Perrin
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus acutus (Gray 1828), Frank Cipriano
Australian Sea Lion, Neophoca cinerea, John K. Ling
Australian Snubfin Dolphin, Orcaella heinsohni, Kelly M. Robertson and Peter W. Arnold
Azorean Whaling, Richard Ellis
Baculum, Edward H. Miller
Baiji , Lipotes vexillifer, Kaiya Zhou
Balance, Fred Spoor
Baleen, Dale W. Rice
Baleen Whales , Mysticetes, John L. Bannister
Barnacles, Dagmar Fertl and William A. Newman
Basilosaurids, Mark D. Uhen
Beaked Whales, Overview , Ziphiidae, James G. Mead
Bearded Seal, Erignathus barbatus, Kit M. Kovacs
Behavior, Overview, Peter L. Tyack
Beluga Whale, Delphinapterus leucas , Gregory M. O'Corry-Crowe
Biogeography, Rick LeDuc
Blubber, Sara J. Iverson
Blue Whale , Balaenoptera musculus, Richard Sears and William F. Perrin
Bones and Teeth, Histology of, Mary C. Maas
Bottlenose Whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus and H. planifrons, Shannon Gowans
Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus, David J. Rugh and Kim E. W. Shelden
Bow-riding, Bernd Würsig
Brain, Helmut H.A. Oelschläger and Jutta S. Oelschläger
Brain Size Evolution, Lori Marino
Breathing, Douglas Wartzok
Breeding Sites, Mark A. Hindell
Bryde's Whales , Balaenoptera edeni/brydei, Hedehiro Kato and William F. Perrin
Burmeister's Porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis, Julio C. Reyes
Bycatch, Simon Northridge
California, Galapagos, and Japanese Sea Lions, Carolyn B. Heath and William F Perrin
Callosities, Mason T. Weinrich
Captive Breeding, Todd R. Robeck, Justine K. O'Brien and Daniel K. Odell
Captivity, Peter Corkeron
Caspian and Baikal Seals, Nobuyuki Miyazaki
The Cephalorhynchus Dolphins, Stephen M. Dawson
Cetacean Ecology, Lisa T. Ballance
Cetacean Evolution, R. Ewan Fordyce
Cetacean Fossil Record, R. Ewan Fordyce
Cetacean Life-History, Susan J. Chivers
Cetacean Prenatal Development, Joy S. Reidenberg and Jeffrey T. Laitman
Circulatory System, Paul J. Ponganis
Classification, Dale W. Rice
Climate Change, Sue Moore
Clymene Dolphin , Stenella clymene, Thomas A. Jefferson
Coloration, William F. Perrin
Common Bottlenose Dolphin , Tursiops truncatus, Randall S. Wells and Michael D. Scott
Common Dolphins , Delphinus delphis and D. capensis, William F. Perrin
Communication in Marine Mammals, Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Jeanette A. Thomas and Justin D. Gregg
Competition with Fisheries, Éva E. Plagányi and Douglas S. Butterworth
Conservation Efforts, Randall R. Reeves
Crabeater Seal , Lobodon carcinophaga, John L. Bengtson
Culture in Whales and Dolphins, Hal Whitehead
Cuvier's Beaked Whale , Ziphius cavirostris, John E. Heyning
Dall's Porpoise , Phocoenoides dalli, Thomas A. Jefferson
Delphinids, Overview, Rick LeDuc
Dental Morphology, Evolution of, Mark D. Uhen
Desmostylia, Daryl P. Domning
Dialects, John K.B. Ford
Diet, Nelio B. Barros and Malcolm R. Clarke
Distribution, Jaume Forcada
Diving Behavior, Brent S. Stewart
Diving Physiology, Gerald L. Kooyman
Dugong , Dugong dugon, Helene Marsh
Dusky Dolphin , Lagenorhynchus obscurus, Koen Van Waerebeek and Bernd Würsig
Eared Seals, Otariidae , Roger L. Gentry
Earless Seals , Phocidae, Mike O. Hammill
Echolocation, Whitlow W. L. Au
Ecological Effects, James A. Estes
Ecology, Overview, Bernd Wursig
Elephant Seals , Mirounga angustirostris and M. leonina, Mark A. Hindell and Wiliam F. Perrin
Endangered Species and Populations, John E. Reynolds, Richard Merrick, Gregory K. Silber, and Douglas P. DeMaster
Endocrine Systems, Shannon Atkinson and David St. Aubin
Energetics, Daniel P. Costa
Entrapment and Entanglement, Jon Lien
Estrus and Estrous Behavior, Daryl J. Boness
Ethics and Marine Mammals, Marc Bekoff
Extinctions, Specific, T. Duffield
False Killer Whale , Pseudorca crassidens, Robin W. Baird
Feeding Morphology, Christopher D. Marshall
Feeding Strategy and Tactics, Michael R. Heithaus and Lawrence M. Dill
Female Reproductive System, R. E. A. Stewart and B. E. Stewart
Filter Feeding, Donald A. Croll, Bernie R. Tershy, and Kelly M. Newton
Fin Whale , Balaenoptera physalus, Alex Aguilar
Finless Porpoise, Masao Amano
Fisheries, Interference with, Dagmar Fertl
Fishing Industry, Effects of, Simon Northridge
Folklore and Legends, Rochelle Constantine
Forelimb Anatomy, Lisa Noelle Cooper
Forensic Genetics, C. Scott Baker and Merel L. Dalebout
, Fossil Sites, R. Ewan Fordyce
Franciscana , Pontoporia blainvillei, Enrique A Crespo
Fraser's Dolphin , Lagenodelphis hosei, M. Louella and L. Dolar
Gastrointestinal Tract, James G. Mead
Genetics for Management, Phillip A. Morin and Andrew E. Dizon
Genetics, Overview, Per J. Palsboll
Geographic Variation, William F. Perrin
Giant Beaked Whales , Berardius bairdii and B. arnuxii, Toshio Kasuya
Gray Seal , Halichoerus grypus, Ailsa Hall and David Thompson
Gray Whale , Eschrichtius robustus, Mary Lou Jones and Steven L. Swartz
Group Behavior, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez
Habitat Pressure, Peter G. H. Evans
Habitat Use, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez
Hair and Fur, Pamela K. Yochem and Brent S. Stewart
Harbor Porpoise, Arne Bjorge
Harbor Seal and Spotted Seal , Phoca vitulina and P. largha, John J. Burns
Harp Seal , Pagophilus groenlandicus, David M. Lavigne
Health, Joseph R. Geraci and Valerie J. Lounsbury
Hearing, Sirpa Nummela
Hindlimb Anatomy, Peter J. Adam
History of Marine Mammal Research, Bernd Würsig and William F. Perrin
Hooded Seal , Cystophora cristata, Kit M. Kovacs
Hourglass Dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger, R. Natalie P. Goodall
Humpback Dolphins, Guido J. Parra and Graham J. B Ross
Humpback Whale , Megaptera novaeangliae, Phillip J. Clapham
Hunting of Marine Mammals, Randall R. Reeves
Hybridism, Martine Berube
Identification Methods, Randall S. Wells
Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale , Indopacetus pacificus, Robert Pitman
Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin , Tursiops aduncus, John Y. Wang and Shih-Chu Yang
Indo-West Pacific, Marine Mammals, Peter Rudolph and Chris Smeenk
Intelligence and Cognition, Bernd Würsig
International Whaling Commission, J.P. Donovan
Inuit and Marine Mammals, Stephen A. MacLean, Anne M. Jensen and Glenn W. Sheehan
Irrawaddy Dolphin, Brian D. Smith
Japanese Whaling, Toshio Kasuya
Killer Whale , Orcinus orca, John K.B. Ford
Krill and Other Plankton, Roger Hewitt and Jessica D. Lipsky
Language Learning and Cognitive Skills, Louis M. Herman
Locomotion, Terrestrial, Thomas A. Deméré and Joshua H. Yonas
Leopard Seal , Hydrurga leptonyx, Tracey L. Rogers
Male Reproductive Systems, Shannon Atkinson
Management, Jay Barlow
Manatees , Trichechus manatus, T. senegalensis, and T. inunguis, John E. Reynolds, III, James A. Powell and Cynthia R. Taylor
Marine Parks and Zoos, Daniel K. Odell and Loran Wlodarski
Marine Protected Areas, Erich Hoyt
Mark and Recapture Methods, Phipip S. Hammond
Mass Die-offs, John Harwood and Ailsa Hall
Mass Stranding, Brownell, P
Mating System, Sarah L. Mesnick and Katherine Ralls
Melon-headed Whale , Peponocephala electra, Wayne L. Perryman
Mesoplodont Whales , Mesoplodon spp., Robert Pitman
Migration and Movement Patterns, S. Jonathan Stern
Mimicry, Peter L. Tyack
Minke Whales , Balaenoptera acutorostrata and B. bonaerensis, William F. Perrin and Robert L. Brownell, Jr.
Molecular Ecology, A. Rus Hoelzel
Monk Seals , Monachus monachus, M. tropicalis, and M. schauinslandi., William G. Gilmartin and Jaume Forcada
Musculature, J. G. M. Thewissen
Museums and Collections, John E. Heyning
Mysticete Evolution, Annalisa Berta and Thomas A. Demeret
Narwhal , Monodon monoceros, M. P. Heide-Jorgensen
Neoceti, R. Ewan Fordyce
New Zealand Sea Lion , Phocarctos hookeri, Nicholas J. Gales
Noise, Effects of, Bernd Würsig and W. John Richardson
North Atlantic Marine Mammals, Gordon T. Waring and Debra L. Palka
North Pacific Marine Mammals, Sergio Escorza-Trevino
Northern Fur Seal, Roger L. Gentry
Ocean Environment, Paul C. Fiedler
Odobenocetops, Christian de Muizon
Omura's whale , Balaenoptera omurai, Tadasu K. Yamada
Osmoregulation, Daniel P. Costa
Otters, Marine, J.A. Estes, J.L. Bodkin and M. Ben-David
Pacific White-sided Dolphins , Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, Nancy A. Black
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin , Stenella attenuata, William F. Perrin
Parasites, J. Antonio Raga, Mercedes Fernández, Juan A. Balbuena, and F. Javier Aznar
Parental Behavior, Janet Mann
Pathology, Daniel F. Cowan
Peale's Dolphin , Lagenorhynchus australis, R. Natalie P. Goodall
Pilot Whales , Globicephala melas and G. macrorhynchus, Paula A. Olson
Pinnepedia, Overview, Annalisa Berta
Pinnipedia Ecology, W. D. Bowen, C. A. Beck and D. A. Austin
Pinnipedia, Evolution, Annalisa Berta
Pinnipedia Life History, Ian L. Boyd
Pinnipedia Physiology, Daniel E. Crocker Daniel P. Costa
Playful Behavior, Bernd Wursig
Polar Bear , Ursus maritimus, Ian Stirling
Pollution and Marine Mammals, Peter J.H. Reijnders
Popular Culture and Literature, Paul H. Forestell
Population Dynamics, Paul R. Wade
Population Status and Trends, Jay Barlow and Randall R. Reeves
Porpoises, Overview, Andrew J. Read
Predation on Marine Mammals, David W. Weller
Predator-Prey Relationships, Andrew W. Trites
Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales , Kogia breviceps and K. sima, Donald F. McAlpine
Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata, Meghan A. Donahue and Wayne L. Perryman
Pygmy Right Whale , Caperea marginata, Catherine Kemper
Remoras, Dagmar Fertl and André M. Landry, Jr
Reproductive Behavior, Michael A. Fedak, Ben Wilson and Paddy P. Pomeroy
Ribbon Seal, Histriophoca fasciata , Lloyd Lowry and Peter Boveng
Right Whale Dolphins , Lissodelphis borealis and L. peronii, Jessica D. Lipsky
Right Whales , Eubalaena glacialis, E. japonica, and E. australis, Robert D. Kenney
Ringed Seal , Pusa hispida, M.O. Hammill
Risso's Dolphin , Grampus griseus, Robin W. Baird
River Dolphins, Randall R. Reeves and Anthony R Martin
River Dolphins, Evolutionary History and Affinities, Christian de Muizon
Rookeries, George Anthony Antonelis
Ross Seal, Jeanette A. Thomas and Tracey Rogers
Rough-toothed Dolphin, Thomas A. Jefferson
Scrimshaw, Stuart M. Frank
Sealions, Overview, Daryl J. Boness
Sei Whale , Balaenoptera borealis, Joseph Horwood
Sensory Biology, Overview, J. G. M Thewissen
Sexual Dimorphism, Katherine Ralls and Sarah Mesnick
Shepherd's Beaked Whale , Tasmacetus shepherdi, James G. Mead
Signature Whistles, Laela S. Sayigh and Vincent M. Janik
Sirenian Evolution, Daryl P. Domning
Sirenian Life History, Daniel K. Odell
Skeletal Anatomy, Sentiel Rommel and John E. Reynolds
Skull Anatomy, Sentiel Rommel, D. Ann Pabst, and William A. McLellan
Sociobiology, Fritz Trillmilch
Song, Jim Darling
Sound Production, Adam S. Frankel
South American Marine Mammals, Enrique A. Crespo
South American Sea Lion , Otaria flavescens, Humberto Luis Cappozzo and Wiliam F. Perrin
Southern Fur Seals , ARCTOCEPHALUS SPP, John P. Y. Arnould
Species, William F. Perrin
Spectacled Porpoise , Phocoena dioptrica, R. Natalie P. Goodall
Speed, Frank E. Fish
Sperm Whale , Physeter macrocephalus, Hal Whitehead
Sperm Whales, Evolution, Guram A. Mchedlidze
Spermaceti, Dale W. Rice
Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris, William F. Perrin
Steller's Sea Cow , Hydrodamalis gigas, Paul K. Anderson and Daryl P. Domning
Steller's Sea Lion , Eumetopias jubatus, Thomas R. Loughlin
Stock Assessment, Jeffrey M. Breiwick and Anne E. York
Stock Identity, John Y. Wang
Stranding, William F. Perrin and Joseph R. Geraci
Streamlining, Frank E. Fish
Striped Dolphin , Stenella coeruleoalba, Frederick I. Archer II
Surveys, Karin A Forney
Sustainability, Charles W. Fowler and Michael A. Etnier
Susu and Bhulan , Platanista gangetica gangetica and P. g. minor, Brian D. Smith and Gillian T. Braulik
Swimming, Terrie M. Williams
Systematics, Overview, Annalisa Berta
Telemetry, Andrew J. Read
Territorial Behavior, Edward H. Miller
Thermoregulation, Michael Castellini
Thorax and Abdomen Anatomy, John E. Reynolds and Sentiel Rommell
Tool-use in Wild Bottlenose Dolphins, Janet Mann and Brooke Sargeant
Toothed Whales, Overview, Sascha K. Hooker
Training, Ted Turner, Todd Feucht, and Tyler Turner
Tucuxi, Paulo A. C Flores and Vera M. F. Da Silva
Tuna-Dolphin Issue, Tim Gerrodette
Vaquita , Phocoena sinus, Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho and Armando M. Jaramillo-Legorreta
Vision, Alla M. Mass and Alexander Ya. Supin
Walrus , Odobenus rosmarus, Ronald A. Kastelein
Weddell Seal , Leptonychotes weddellii, Jeanette A. Thomas and Jack Terhune
Whale Lice, Carl J. Pfeiffer
Whale Watching, Erich Hoyt
Whaling, Early and Aboriginal, Richard Ellis
Whaling, in the Azores, Richard Ellis
Whaling, Illegal and Pirate, Robert L. Brownell and Alexey V. Yablokov
Whaling, Modern, Phillip J. Clapham and C. Scott Baker
Whaling, Traditional, Richard Ellis
White-beaked Dolphin , Lagenorhynchus albirostris, Carl Christian Kinze

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