Taking an built-in method of the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two favorite researchers evaluate marine mammals with each other and with terrestrial mammals, delivering a framework for basic organic and ecological recommendations. They describe sensible morphology, sensory platforms, energetics, replica, conversation and cognition, habit, distribution, inhabitants biology, and feeding ecology. in addition they element the physiological adaptations—for such actions and tactics as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that allow marine mammals to use their aquatic atmosphere.
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