Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 1: Volume 72

Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 1: Volume 72

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Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 1 is part of Advances in Marine Biology, a series that has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 - more than 50 years of outstanding coverage from a reference that is well known for its contents and editing.

This latest addition to the series includes updates on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography.

Specialty areas for the series include marine science, both applied and basic, a wide range of topical areas from all corners of marine ecology, oceanography, fisheries management, and molecular biology, and the full range of geographic areas from polar seas to tropical coral reefs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 440g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128032588
  • 9780128032589

Table of contents

Humpback Dolphins: A Brief Introduction to the Genus Sousa
Thomas A. Jefferson and Barbara E. Curry

Humpback Dolphin (Genus Sousa) Behavioural Responses to Human Activities
Sarah Piwetz, David Lundquist and Bernd Wursig

Re-Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kukenthal, 1892) Using the IUCN Red List Criteria
Tim Collins

A Review of the Geographical Distribution and Habitat of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)
Caroline R. Weir and Tim Collins

Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea) using the IUCN Red List Criteria
Gill T. Braulik, Ken Findlay, Salvatore Cerchio and Robert Baldwin

The Natural History and Conservation of Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in South African Waters
Stephanie Ploen, Victor G. Cockcroft and William P. Froneman

Ecology and Conservation Status of Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Madagascar
Salvatore Cerchio, Norbert Andrianarivelo and Boris Andrianantenaina

A Review of the Status of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea) in Pakistan
Muhammad Shoaib Kiani and Koen Van Waerebeek

Humpback Dolphins (Genus Sousa) in India: An Overview of Status and Conservation Issues Dipani Sutaria, Divya Panicker, Ketki Jog, Mihir Sule, Rahul Muralidharan and Isha Bopardikar
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About Barbara E. Curry

Thomas A. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a marine mammal biologist and director of Clymene Enterprises, in Lakeside, California. He has been studying marine mammals around the world since 1983, and has traveled widely in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australasia in pursuit of his work. His primary focus is on the population biology and taxonomy of small cetaceans, and their effective conservation. Barbara E. Curry is a Senior Research Scientist in the Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Laboratory of University of Central Florida's Conservation Biology Program. Her research interests include stress and reproductive physiology, energetics, assimilation efficiency and nutritional ecology, with applications to ecosystem-based population management and conservation. She holds a PhD in the Biological Sciences from Texas A&M University, an MSc in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and a BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. Her doctoral research was fully funded by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and focused on phylogenetic relationships among bottlenose dolphins, genus Tursiops, worldwide. Curry was a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California. Working as a NOAA scientist for nearly ten years, she conducted a wide range of research projects including studies of marine mammal molecular genetics and of the physiological effects of stress in mammals. She has extensive laboratory experience including in molecular genetics, radioimmunoassay, histology and physiology. Field experience includes marine mammal stranding, recovery and necropsy, and abundance surveys in areas such as the Amazon River (Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia) and the Gulf of Mexico. She has taught a range of courses in the subjects of biology, physiology, anatomy, and vertebrate natural history. Curry has also served as a Mentor for the Harvey Mudd College Upward Bound Math and Science Program, and as a Lecturer for the National Science Foundation Young Scholars Program.
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