Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 2

Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 2

1st Edition - January 6, 2016

Write a review

  • Editors: Thomas Jefferson, Barbara Curry
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036020
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128036310

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (EPub, PDF, Mobi)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 2 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
  • 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
  • Provides value to anyone studying bottlenose dolphins, deep-sea macrofauna, marine invertebrates, pinna nobilis, and ecology, amongst other study areas


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Re-Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) Using the IUCN Red List Criteria
    Thomas A. Jefferson and Brian D. Smith
    2. Humpback Dolphins in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Status, Threats, and Conservation Challenges
    Leszek Karczmarski, Shiang-Lin Huang, Carmen K. M. Or, Duan Gui, Stephen C. Y. Chan, Wenzhi Lin, Lindsay Porter, Wai-Ho Wong, Ruiqiang Zheng, Yuen-Wa Ho, Scott Y. S. Chui, Angelico Jose C. Tiongson, Yaqian Mo, Wei-Lun Chang, John H. W. Kwok, Ricky W. K. Tang, Andy T. L. Lee, Sze-Wing Yiu, Mark Keith, Glenn Gailey and Yuping Wu
    3. Biology and Conservation of the Taiwanese Humpback Dolphin, Sousa chinensis taiwanensis
    John Y. Wang, Kimberly N. Riehl, Michelle N. Klein, Shiva Javdan, Jordan M. Hoffman, Sarah Z. Dungan, Lauren E. Dares and Claryana Araújo-Wang
    4. The Behavioural Ecology of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in Hong Kong
    Bernd Würsig, E. Christien M. Parsons, Sarah Piwetz and Lindsay Porter
    5. Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in Borneo: A review of Current Knowledge with Emphasis on Sarawak
    Gianna Minton, Anna Norliza Zulkifli Poh, Cindy Peter, Lindsay Porter and Danielle Kreb
    6. Conservation Status of the Australian Humpback Dolphin (Sousa sahulensis) using the IUCN Red List Criteria
    Guido J. Parra and Daniele Cagnazzi
    7. Australian Humpback Dolphins of the Wild West: A Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations for Future Management
    Daniella M. Hanf, Tim Hunt and Guido J. Parra
    8. Observations on Australian humpback dolphins (Sousa sahulensis) in Waters of the Pacific Islands and New Guinea
    Isabel Beasley, Maria Jedensjö, Gede Mahendra Wijaya, Jim Anamiato, Benjamin Kahn, and Danielle Kreb
    9. Sexual Dimorphism and Geographic Variation in Dorsal Fin Features of Australian Humpback Dolphins, Sousa Sahulensis
    Alexander M. Brown, Lars Bejder, Guido J. Parra, Daniele Cagnazzi, Tim Hunt, Jennifer L. Smith and Simon J. Allen
    10 .Conservation Status of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) in the Northern Beibu Gulf, China
    Bingyao Chen, Xinrong Xu, Thomas A. Jefferson, Paula A. Olson, Qiurong Qin, Hongke Zhang, Liwen He and Guang Yang

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: January 6, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036020
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128036310

About the Serial Volume 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,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

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 2"