Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

The behavior and sensory biology of elasmobranch fishes: an anthology in memory of Donald Richard Nelson

Editors: Tricas, Timothy C., Gruber, Samuel H. (Eds.)

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The elasmobranch fishes include the living sharks, skates and rays that are important members of nearly all marine ecosystems. Their large size, secretive behavior, and wide-ranging habits make them difficult to observe in the field or to maintain in captivity. Consequently, little is known about their natural behavior and how it is mediated by their sensory systems. This volume is dedicated to the scientific contributions and memory of Donald Nelson, a pioneer in the study of shark behavior, sensory biology, and remote instrumentation. The two opening papers review Don Nelson's unique scientific accomplishments and provide insight into his strong bias towards study of animals in the field. These are followed by 14 scientific papers on elasmobranch behavior, sensory biology, and current monitoring technologies. The papers on elasmobranch sensory biology and behavior address questions on hearing, the lateral line, electroreception, the brain, orientation behavior, chemical irritants, feeding, and reproduction. The latter section of the volume presents papers on conventional tagging techniques, ultrasonic telemetry, physiological telemetry, remote monitoring techniques, archival tagging and satellite tagging. The intent of this volume is to familiarize both new and established scientists with the sensory biology and behavior of sharks and rays, and to encourage further behavioral research on these animals in their natural environment.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Prelude to the anthology in memory of Donald Richard Nelson

    Tricas, Timothy C. (et al.)

    Pages 7-12

  • Shark meets man: the research and academic life of Donald Richard Nelson (1937–1997)

    Tricas, Timothy C.

    Pages 15-18

  • Donald Richard Nelson: the most unforgettable character I ever met

    Gruber, Samuel H.

    Pages 19-28

  • The acoustical biology of elasmobranchs

    Myrberg, Arthur A.

    Pages 31-46

  • Morphology of the mechanosensory lateral line system in elasmobranch fishes: ecological and behavioral considerations

    Maruska, Karen P.

    Pages 47-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The behavior and sensory biology of elasmobranch fishes: an anthology in memory of Donald Richard Nelson
Editors
  • Timothy C. Tricas
  • Samuel H. Gruber
Series Title
Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3245-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3245-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6821-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5655-9
Series ISSN
0924-5316
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
231 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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