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Review of small cetaceans: distribution, behaviour, migration and threats. Regional Seas reports and studies no. 177

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialGlobal
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:04:50Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:04:50Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.isbn3-937429-02-6
dc.identifier.other3523
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8393
dc.descriptionThis reference book is intended for experts in the field of marine biology, students, and conservationists as well as for interested laypersons. No comparable encyclopedia on whales has been published so far. With the exception of the sperm whale, all 72 species of toothed whales that migrate across the oceans are covered. What is new about this review is that it is based on the most recent literature available and compiled by a single author and not by a variety of experts. It highlights the threats whales are exposed to. A description and a picture are dedicated to each species. A detailed list of references to every single species adds particular value to the study. The most up to date maps available illustrate their distribution. Population size, biology, migration patterns and threats are dealt with in further chapters. These new findings on distribution, behaviour and migration will facilitate the application of targeted action plans and threat mitigating methods.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.relation692
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectcetacean
dc.subjectmigration
dc.subjectwhale
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.titleReview of small cetaceans: distribution, behaviour, migration and threats. Regional Seas reports and studies no. 177
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id3735
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000049


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