Methods to examine reproductive biology in free-ranging, fully-marine mammals

Lanyon, Janet M. and Burgess, Elizabeth A. (2014). Methods to examine reproductive biology in free-ranging, fully-marine mammals. In Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Progress and Prospects (pp. 241-274) New York, NY United States: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-0820-2_11


Author Lanyon, Janet M.
Burgess, Elizabeth A.
Title of chapter Methods to examine reproductive biology in free-ranging, fully-marine mammals
Title of book Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Progress and Prospects
Place of Publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-0820-2_11
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781493908196
ISSN 2214-8019
0065-2598
Volume number 753
Chapter number 11
Start page 241
End page 274
Total pages 34
Total chapters 20
Language eng
Subjects 1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Abstract/Summary Historical overexploitation of marine mammals, combined with presentday pressures, has resulted in severely depleted populations, with many species listed as threatened or endangered. Understanding breeding patterns of threatened marine mammals is crucial to assessing population viability, potential recovery and conservation actions. However, determining reproductive parameters of wild fullymarine mammals (cetaceans and sirenians) is challenging due to their wide distributions, high mobility, inaccessible habitats, cryptic lifestyles and in many cases, large body size and intractability. Consequently, reproductive biologists employ an innovative suite of methods to collect useful information from these species. This chapter reviews historic, recent and state-of-the-art methods to examine diverse aspects of reproduction in fully-aquatic mammals.
Keyword Cetaceans
Marine mammals
Reproduction
Sirenians
Techniques
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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