The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin
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Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin by Kenneth S. Norris
Book DescriptionTwenty years in the making by a distinguished dolphin expert and his associates, "The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin" is the first comprehensive scientific natural history of a dolphin species ever written. From their research camp at Kealakeakua Bay in Hawaii, these scientists followed a population of wild spinner dolphins by radio tracking their movements and, with the use of a windowed underwater vessel, observing the details of their underwater social life. The authors begin with a description of the spinner dolphin species, its morphology and systematics, and then examines the ocean environment, the organization of dolphin populations, and the way this school-based society of mammals uses shorelines for rest and instruction of the young. The dolphins' reproductive cycle, their vision, vocalization, hearing, breathing, and feeding, and the integration of the school are carefully analyzed. The authors conclude with a comprehensive evolutionary analysis of this marine cultural system, with its behavioral flexibility and high levels of cooperation. This absorbing book is the richest source available of new scientific insights about the lives of wild dophins and how their societies evolved at sea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520082083
(238mm x 163mm x 31mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth S. Norris
Kenneth S. Norris, Naturalist, Cetologist and Conservationist, 1924-1998, Paperback (July 2010)
Kenneth Norris was an historian in the tradition of Aldo Leopold. He was the father of American marine mammology and discovered much of what we know about the social life of dolphins and whales. This title includes an oral history with Norris as well as his collection of research interests in desert biology, herpetology, and marine mammology.
Dolphin Societies, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Kenneth S. Norris
Wild dolphins are an elusive subject for behavioral studies. This title assembles a variety of discoveries about dolphins. It surveys some of the most interesting research on dolphin behavior and also offers lay readers a look at the scientific mind at work.
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Author Biography - Kenneth S. Norris
Kenneth S. Norris is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, co-editor of Dolphin Societies (California, 1990), and author of the award-winning Dolphin Days (1991). Bernd Wursig is Professor of Marine Mammalogy at Texas A & M University, where Melany Wursig is a research associate. Randall S. Wells is a conservation biologist with the Chicago Zoological Society. Shannon M. Brownlee is Senior Editor for Science at U.S. News and World Report. Christine Johnson teaches in the Department of Cognition at the University of California, San Diego. Jody Solow is a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of Cambridge. Jenny Wardrip is a freelance illustrator and a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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