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

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

1st Edition - November 4, 2015

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  • Editors: Thomas Jefferson, Barbara Curry
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128032596
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128032589

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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.

Key Features

  • 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
  • Presents materials that are widely used by managers, students, and academic professionals in the marine sciences

Readership

Postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 294
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: November 4, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128032596
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128032589

About the Serial Editors

Thomas Jefferson

Dr. Thomas Jefferson’s main interests are the development of marine mammal identification aids, and the systematics and population ecology of the more poorly known species of dolphins and porpoises. His work since receiving his PhD in 1983 has been related to conservation and management of marine mammals threatened by human activities. His current primary research focuses on the conservation biology of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) populations in Hong Kong and surrounding waters. I am also working on other projects looking at the systematics and ecology of these species throughout their ranges. In addition, I am involved in many other projects, including those on the conservation of the critically endangered vaquita (Phocoena sinus) and on the taxonomy and population ecology of common dolphins (Delphinus spp.).

Affiliations and Expertise

Clymene Enterprises, Lakeside, CA, USA

Barbara Curry

Barbara Curry
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

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