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The Behaviour and Sensory Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes An Anthology in Memory of Donald Richard Nelson

Edited By: TC Tricus and SH Gruber
319 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
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Reviews Donald Nelson's unique scientific accomplishments and provides insight into his strong bias towards the study of animals in the field. Includes 14 scientific papers on elasmobranch behavior, sensory biology, and current monitoring technologies. Presents papers on conventional tagging techniques, ultrasonic telemetry, physiological telemetry, remote monitoring techniques, archival tagging and satellite tagging.


Prelude to the anthology in memory of Ronald Richard Nelson; T.C. Tricas, S.H. Gruber. Part 1: Biography and eulogy. Shark meets man: the research and academic life of Donald Richard Nelson (1937-1997); T.C. Tricas. Donald Richard Nelson: the most unforgettable character I ever met; S.H. Gruber. Part 2: Sensory biology and behavior. The acoustical biology of elasmobranchs; A.A. Myrberg, Jr. Morphology of the mechanosensory lateral line system in elasmobranch fishes: ecological and behavioral considerations; K.P. Maruska. The neuroecology of the elasmobranch electrosensory world: why peripheral morphology shapes behavior; T.C. Tricas. Comparative neurobiology of the elasmobranch cerebellum: theme and variations on a sensorimotor interface; J.G. New. Orientation and navigation in elasmobranchs: which way forward?; J.C. Montgomery, M.M. Walker. Surfactants as chemical shark repellents: past, present, and future; J.A. Sisneros, D.R. Nelson. Advances in the study of feeding behaviors, mechanisms, and mechanics of sharks; P.J. Motta, C.D. Wilga. A review of elasmobranch reproductive behavior with a case study on the nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum; H.L. Pratt, Jr. & J.C. Carrier. Part 3: New techniques -- tagging, telemetry and movements. Shark tagging: a review of conventional methods and studies; N.E. Kohler, P.A. Turner. Review of elasmobranch behavioral studies using ultrasonic telemetry with special reference to the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, around Bimini Islands, Bahamas; L.F. Sundstrom, et al. Thermal and bioenergetics of elasmobranchs: bridging the gap; C.G. Lowe, K.J. Goldman. Ultrasonic telemetry, tracking and automated monitoring technology for sharks; F.A. Voegeli, et al. Archival tagging of school shark, Galeorhinus galeus, in Australia: initial results; G.J. West, J.D. Stevens. Telemetry and satellite tracking of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and the north Pacific Ocean; S.A. Eckert, B.S. Stewart. Species and subject index.

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Edited By: TC Tricus and SH Gruber
319 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
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