NEW APPROACHES FOR FIELD STUDIES OF MAMMALS - EXPERIENCES WITH MARINE MAMMALS

J HARWOOD, S S ANDERSON, M A FEDAK, P S HAMMOND, A R HIBY, B J MCCONNELL, A R MARTIN, D THOMPSON

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Abstract

The constraints imposed by studying a mammal in an aquatic environment and by the nerd to use benign methods have made it necessary to develop novel approaches in order to investigate the biology of marine mammals. The approaches have been made possible by recent technological advances and by the willingness of granting agencies to fund expensive, high–risk projects in marine science.

We review new techniques which have been developed for estimating the population size of marine mammals, for investigating the relationship between individuals and populations, for studying the behaviour and energetics of animals in the open sea, and for the management of small and endangered populations. We also indicate how these techniques may be applied to a variety of terrestrial mammals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-111
Number of pages9
JournalBiological Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1989

Keywords

  • * Seals; * whales; * telemetry; molecular genetics; remote sensing; energetics; population biology

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