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Return to the SeaThe Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals$
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Annalisa Berta

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520270572

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520270572.001.0001

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Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals

An Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter One Marine Mammals
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Return to the Sea
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Annalisa Berta

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0001

This chapter is a brief introduction to the diversity of major marine mammal lineages, including their identification, naming, and classification. The process of reconstructing the evolutionary history of marine mammals and forming new species is also discussed. Finally, physical factors such as ocean temperature, depth, salinity, and circulation patterns and the ecologic requirements of species, including food availability and abundance and their effect on the distribution of marine mammals, are reviewed.

Keywords:   identification, naming, classification, reconstructing evolutionary history, ocean temperature, food availability, distribution

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