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

Four years in the past we all started soliciting articles for this quantity from authors who have been engaged in finished learn on whales. From the outset we determined to not restrict the subject material to behaviour yet to additionally comprise usual background. a lot of what's identified in regards to the habit of whales arose from reports whose relevant goal used to be no longer habit, a lot because it did for different animal teams prior to habit used to be thought of a unique self-discipline. therefore in lots of of the articles habit is heavily intertwined with normal heritage and in others is totally overshadowed by way of a uncomplicated average historical past process. Our target used to be to have the articles comprise a assessment of the literature and comprise examine findings now not formerly released. For all intents and reasons this target has been learned, albeit possibly 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 techniques and strategies represented. we're thankful to the members for his or her persistence and knowing in looking forward to e-book, which has taken for much longer than we initially anticipated. we're additionally thankful tor the help of a few humans, in particular 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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1977). Since the dolphins frequently move within the same general area of ocean for long periods, the point-to-point net movement figures from long-tenn tagging of various kinds may not clearly reflect distances actually traveled in short periods. VI. METHODS FOR ATTACHING RADIO TRANSMITTER PACKAGES The radio packages originally used in cetacean field studies were attached to the animal's dorsal fin by means of a nylon or Teflon bolt placed through a 22 Stephen Leatherwood and William E. Evans Table I.

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