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behavior and physiology of pinnipeds

behavior and physiology of pinnipeds

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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by R.J. Harrison...[et al.].
ContributionsHarrison, R. J. 1920-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19234532M

Seals, Sea Lions, and Walrus: Pinnipeds. Pinnipeds are carnivores that have adapted to an amphibious marine existence. They forage at sea but most come ashore or onto ice at some time of the year to mate, give birth, suckle their young, or to molt.   This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine : Annalisa Berta.

  The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Third Edition covers the ecology, behavior, conservation, evolution, form and function of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, otters and polar edition provides new content on anthropogenic concerns, latest information on emerging threats such as ocean noise, and impacts of climate : Elsevier Science. Tropical Pinnipeds reviews and updates current research on the biology, marine ecology, bio-monitoring, and conservation of tropical pinniped populations, including their behavior, anthropogenic stressors, and health. It also looks at challenges to be faced for the conservation of tropical pinnipeds, many of which are threatened species.

Take a closer look at these encyclopedia books including information about animal habitats, behavior, and scientific classification. Animal Bytes Animal Bytes Find quick information and fun facts with these 1-page easy resources about animals from A to Z. T H E DIVING PHYSIOLOGY OF PINNIPEDS: AN EVOLUTIONARY ENQUIRY by Petra Deigh Mottishaw B.A. Hons. Marine Biology University of California, Santa Cruz, A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (Department of Zoology) We accept this thesis Cited by: 1.


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Pinnipeds: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Behavior and physiology of pinnipeds. New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Harrison.

Pinnipeds, commonly known as seals, are a widely distributed and behavior and physiology of pinnipeds book clade of carnivorous, fin-footed, semiaquatic marine comprise the extant families Odobenidae (whose only living member is the walrus), Otariidae (the eared seals: sea lions and fur seals), and Phocidae (the earless seals, or true seals).

There are 33 extant species of pinnipeds, and more than 50 extinct Class: Mammalia. Lactation represents a major proportion of maternal reproductive effort.

In ungulates the energetic costs of lactation comprise 75–80% of the total energetic costs of reproduction (Oftedal, ). Although pinnipeds feed at sea, they return to land or ice to give birth Cited by: The bindings were not crisp as new book bindings should be - looked as if they had sat on a shelf and been handled for quite a bit.

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and diving physiology, (3) sensory physiology, (4) osmoregulation, (5) thermoregulation, (6) fasting physiology, and (7) lactation physiology. Pinnipeds have had to overcome numerous problems. Discusses the adaptation, evolution, classification, distribution, ecology, behavior, communication, and learning of seals, sea lions and walruses.

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19 Fasting Physiology of the Pinnipeds loss in males across the breeding season to investigate the energetic costs asso- ciated with this breeding strategy (see Table ).

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The harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) is the most widely occurring phocid seal in the the United States, it is found on both the east and west coasts. Their size varies fairly widely across their distribution with the smallest animals weighing around kg (N.

Gulf of Alaska) and the largest animals weighing up to about kg (Aleutian Islands).Pinniped, (suborder Pinnipedia), any of a group of 34 species of aquatic fin-footed mammals comprising seals, sea lions, and the walrus.

Pinnipeds live only in rich marine environments and a few inland or tropical freshwater systems. Shaped like torpedoes, pinnipeds have wide torsos and narrower.The oldest definitive pinniped fossils date from approximately –23 million years ago (Ma) in the North Pacific.

Pinniped monophyly is consistently supported; the group shares a common ancestry with arctoid carnivorans, either ursids or musteloids. Crown pinnipeds comprise the Otariidae (fur seals and sea lions), Odobenidae (walruses), and Phocidae (seals), with paraphyletic Cited by: