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New Approaches to the Study of Marine Mammals


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. This 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.

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New Approaches to the Study of Marine MammalsEdited by Aldemaro Romero

Published: November 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2731

ISBN: 978-953-51-0844-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7039-6

Copyright year: 2012

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23509 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

55 Web of Science Citations

60 Dimensions Citations


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1. When Whales Became Mammals: The Scientific Journey of Cetaceans From Fish to Mammals in the History of Science

By Aldemaro Romero


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2. A Matrix Model of Fasting Metabolism in Northern Elephant Seal Pups

By Edward O. Keith


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3. “Test Tube Cetaceans”: From the Evaluation of Susceptibility to the Study of Genotoxic Effects of Different Environmental Contaminants Using Cetacean Fibroblast Cell Cultures

By Letizia Marsili, Silvia Maltese, Daniele Coppola, Ilaria Caliani, Laura Carletti, Matteo Giannetti, Tommaso Campani, Matteo Baini, Cristina Panti, Silvia Casini and M. Cristina Fossi


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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

By Juan José Alava and Frank A.P.C. Gobas


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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

By Catherine F. Wise, John Pierce Wise, Jr., Sandra S. Wise and John Pierce Wise, Sr


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6. Cutaneous Lesions in Cetaceans: An Indicator of Ecosystem Status?

By Marnel Mouton and Alfred Botha


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7. Uruguayan Pinnipeds (Arctocephalus australis and Otaria flavescens): Evidence of Influenza Virus and Mycobacterium pinnipedii Infections

By Juan Arbiza, Andrea Blanc, Miguel Castro-Ramos, Helena Katz, Alberto Ponce de León and Mario Clara


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8. Host-Virus Specificity of the Morbillivirus Receptor, SLAM, in Marine Mammals: Risk Assessment of Infection Based on Three-Dimensional Models

By Kazue Ohishi, Rintaro Suzuki and Tadashi Maruyama


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9. Portuguese Sealing and Whaling Activities as Contributions to Understand Early Northeast Atlantic Environmental History of Marine Mammals

By Cristina Brito


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10. Yankee Whaling in the Caribbean Basin: Its Impact in a Historical Context

By Aldemaro Romero


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