Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research by Stephen Leatherwood, William E. Evans (auth.), Howard E.

By Stephen Leatherwood, William E. Evans (auth.), Howard E. Winn, Bori L. Olla (eds.)

Four years in the past we begun soliciting articles for this quantity from authors who have been engaged in accomplished learn on whales. From the outset we made up our minds to not restrict the subject material to behaviour yet to additionally comprise usual heritage. a lot of what's identified concerning the habit of whales arose from reports whose vital goal used to be no longer habit, a lot because it did for different animal teams prior to habit was once thought of a different self-discipline. hence in lots of of the articles habit is heavily intertwined with ordinary heritage and in others is totally overshadowed via a simple typical background procedure. Our goal used to be to have the articles include a evaluation of the literature and comprise examine findings no longer formerly released. For all intents and reasons this goal has been learned, albeit probably no longer in as balanced a manner by way of species or material as was once initially deliberate. however, we think the articles current a variety of informative works with a myriad of ways and methods represented. we're thankful to the members for his or her endurance and realizing in watching for booklet, which has taken for much longer than we initially anticipated. we're additionally thankful tor the help of a couple of humans, specially Julie Fischer and Lois Winn for his or her editorial efforts, and Jill Grover, Carol Samet, and Lois Winn for his or her assist in indexing.

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17 -24). A humpback was photographed on August 2, 1976, off Cape Bonavista, and again a match was obtained with a photograph taken on August 25, 1976, about 30 miles away (Figs. 15 and 16). IV. DISCUSSION This evidence seems to indicate that each whale has unique fluke patterns. Comparison of the natural marks on these whales and the use of photographs to Figs. 9-16. Examples of resightings of four different humpback whales by recognition of their characteristic fluke patterns. In each case the resighting occurred at a considerable distance from the initial sighting.

41(2):279281. Townsend, C. ) 19: 1-50. Williamson, G. , 1961, Winter sighting of a humpback suckling its calf on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. Nor. Hvalfangst-Tid. 50:335-336, 339-341. Winn, H. , Edel, R. , and Taruski, A. , 1975, Population estimate of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the West Indies by visual and acoustic techniques, J. Fish. Res. Bd. Can. 32:499-506. Chapter 3 THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DALL'S PORPOISE IN THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN G. Victor Morejohn Department of Biological Sciences San Jose State University and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Moss Landing, California 95039 I.

Atlantic, A Preliminary Analysis, Sci. Consult. on Marine Mammals, Bergen, Norway, FAO of UN. ACMRRlMM/SC/83, 20 pp. Chapter 2 IDENTIFICATION OF HUMPBACK WHALES BY FLUKE PHOTOGRAPHS Steven Katona, Ben Baxter, Oliver Brazier, Scott Kraus, Judy Perkins, and Hal Whitehead College of the Atlantic. Bar Harbor. Maine 04609 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Woods Hole. Massachusetts 02543 Cambridge University. Cambridge. England I. INTRODUCTION Among the large baleen whales, humpbacks are notable for the variety of different white and black patterns and slight morphological differences which can be observed between individuals (Lillie, 1915; Matthews, 1937; Pike, 1953; Schevill and Backus, 1960).

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