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Tropical Pinnipeds: Bio-Ecology, Threats and Conservation

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By: Juan J Alava (Editor)

440 pages, 40 colour illustrations

Productivity Press

Hardback | Mar 2017 | #232887 | ISBN-13: 9781498741392
Available for pre-order: Due Mar 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £121.00 $147/€135 approx

About this book

Pinnipeds are a fascinating group of marine mammals that play a crucial role as apex predators and sentinels of the functioning and health of marine ecosystems. They are found in the most extreme environments from the Polar regions to the tropics. Pinnipeds are comprised of about 34 species, and of those at least 25% live permanently in tropical zones. 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.


General Introduction
- What are Pinnipeds? Tropical Pinnipeds
- Range and Habitat
- Behavior and Reproduction
- Food and Foraging
- Status and Conservation
- Anthropogenic Threats

Tropical Pinniped Species
- The Caribbean Monk Seal
- The Hawaiian Monk Seal
- The California Sea Lion
- The Guadalupe Fur Seal
- The Galapagos Fur Seal
- The Galapagos Sea Lion
- The South American Sea Lion
- The South American Fur Seal
- The Juan Fernandez Fur Seal
- The Mediterranean Monk Seal

Marine Veterinary of Tropical Pinnipeds
- Pathogens and Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Rescue
- Health Assessment and Rehabilitation

Conservation and Management Implications

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