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

Includes updates on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography
Authored by leading figures in their respective fields of study
Presents materials that are widely used by managers, students, and academic professionals in the marine sciences

Series: Advances in Marine Biology Volume: 72

By: Thomas A Jefferson (Editor), Barbara E Curry (Editor)

294 pages, illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | Nov 2015 | #227074 | ISBN-13: 9780128032589
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About this book

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.


Contents

- Humpback Dolphins: A Brief Introduction to the Genus Sousa
- Humpback Dolphin (Genus Sousa) Behavioural Responses to Human Activities
- Re-Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892) Using the IUCN Red List Criteria
- A Review of the Geographical Distribution and Habitat of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)
- Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea) using the IUCN Red List Criteria
- The Natural History and Conservation of Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in South African Waters
- Ecology and Conservation Status of Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Madagascar
- A Review of the Status of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea) in Pakistan
- Humpback Dolphins (Genus Sousa) in India: An Overview of Status and Conservation Issues


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Biography

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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