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By John E. Reynolds

ISBN-10: 1588342506

ISBN-13: 9781588342508

Taking an built-in method of the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two renowned researchers examine marine mammals with each other and with terrestrial mammals, offering a framework for primary organic and ecological suggestions. They describe practical morphology, sensory platforms, energetics, copy, conversation and cognition, habit, distribution, inhabitants biology, and feeding ecology. in addition they aspect the physiological adaptations—for such actions and approaches as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that permit marine mammals to use their aquatic environment.

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