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By Craig A. Murray

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The biology of cetaceans is likely one of the such a lot compelling parts of analysis as a result severe diversifications whales and dolphins have needed to endure so one can deal with a existence within the water. The fossil list of cetaceans is wealthy, and even though a lot recognition has been given to the origins of whales from terrestrial artiodactyls, it is very important understand that the biology, body structure, and behavior of contemporary cetaceans has no longer remained unchanged for the reason that this preliminary transition to being aquatic. This books discusses and provides new information at the behaviour and biology of whales and dolphins together with: the cenozoic environmental alterations and evolution of baleen whales, the ecological and evolutionary divergence in whales and dolphins, the parasite fauna of cetaceans, and others.

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