Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128032589, 9780128032596

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

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Thomas Jefferson Barbara E. Curry
eBook ISBN: 9780128032596
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128032589
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th November 2015
Page Count: 294
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Appendix: Abbreviations and Acronyms Used Throughout This Volume
  • Chapter One: Humpback Dolphins: A Brief Introduction to the Genus Sousa
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Taxonomy
    • 3 Geographic Range
    • 4 Abundance and Trends
    • 5 Habitat and Ecology
    • 6 Threats
    • 7 Conservation Actions and Status
  • Chapter Two: Humpback Dolphin (Genus Sousa) Behavioural Responses to Human Activities
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Understanding Animal Behaviour
    • 3 Anthropogenic Activities Affecting Marine Mammal Behaviour
    • 4 Anthropogenic Effects on Humpback Dolphins
    • 5 Conclusions and Future Research
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Three: Re-assessment of the Conservation Status of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kükenthal, 1892), Using the IUCN Red List Criteria
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Taxonomic Notes
    • 3 Geographic Range
    • 4 Population
    • 5 Habitat and Ecology
    • 6 Use and Trade
    • 7 Threats
    • 8 Conservation Actions
    • 9 IUCN Red List Justification
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Four: A Review of the Geographical Distribution and Habitat of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Methods
    • 3 Distribution
    • 4 Group Size
    • 5 Habitat
    • 6 Conclusions and Future Work
    • Acknowledgements
    • Appendix A
  • Chapter Five: Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea) Using the IUCN Red List Criteria
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Taxonomy
    • 3 Geographic Range
    • 4 Population
    • 5 Habitat and Ecology
    • 6 Use and Trade
    • 7 Threats
    • 8 Conservation Actions
    • 9 IUCN Red List Justification
    • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter Six: The Natural History and Conservation of Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in South African Waters
    • Abstract
    • 1 Background: Previous Studies in South African Waters
    • 2 Age, Growth and Reproduction
    • 3 Diet
    • 4 Habitat Utilisation
    • 5 Threats
    • 6 Health
    • 7 Conclusions
  • Chapter Seven: Ecology and Conservation Status of Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in Madagascar
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Dolphin Surveys on the West Coast of Madagascar
    • 3 Assessing By-catch and Hunting Through Interview Surveys
    • 4 General Discussion
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Eight: A Review of the Status of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea) in Pakistan
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Distribution in Pakistan
    • 3 Stock Structure
    • 4 Abundance
    • 5 Habitat
    • 6 Biology and Behaviour
    • 7 Parasites and Pathology
    • 8 Anthropogenic Threats and Conservation
    • 9 Conclusions and Recommendations
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter Nine: Humpback Dolphins (Genus Sousa) in India: An Overview of Status and Conservation Issues
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Taxonomy
    • 3 Distribution Records
    • 4 Population Status
    • 5 Human Interactions and Threats
    • 6 Conservation and Management
  • Subject Index

Description

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.

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  • Reviews articles on the latest advances in marine biology
  • 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
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Details

No. of pages:
294
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128032596
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128032589

About the Serial Editors

Thomas Jefferson Serial Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clymene Enterprises, Lakeside, CA, USA

Barbara E. Curry Serial Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Laboratory, Conservation Biology Program, University of Central Florida, USA