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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Carnivores  Weasels, Badgers, Otters & other Mustelids

Wild Otters: Predation and Populations

Monograph
By: Hans Kruuk
304 pages, 67 b/w photos, 74 line illus
Wild Otters: Predation and Populations
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  • Wild Otters: Predation and Populations ISBN: 9780198540700 Hardback Feb 1995 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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About this book

Important monograph on the wild otter Lutra lutra, from the author of The Social Badger. Based on direct observations of otters in Scotland, the text provides comprehensive descriptions of the populations and behaviour of this species. Chapters cover food and foraging strategies, ecological information on the otter's main prey fish, problems of energetics and thermo-insulation, population structure, mortality and reproduction, and the impact of humans. The author also draws comparisons with other otter and carnivore species.

Contents

Introduction; 1. Spatial organization, holts, and habitat; 2. Social behaviour; 3. Diet; 4. Fish as prey: numbers, behaviour, and availability; 5. Otters fishing: hunting behaviour and strategies; 6. Thermo-insulation of otters in the sea and freshwater; 7. Populations, survival, and mortality; 8. Synthesis: some generalizations and speculations; 9. Otters, man, and conservation; References; Index

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Monograph
By: Hans Kruuk
304 pages, 67 b/w photos, 74 line illus
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