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Marine Mammal Sensory Systems

Editors: Kastelein, Ronald A., Supin, Alexander Ya., Thomas, Jeanette A. (Eds.)

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This book is a collection of original research papers given at a symposium entitled "Sensory Systems and Behavior of Aquatic Mammals", hosted by the USSR Academy of Sciences. The meeting was held in Moscow from 16 to 25 October, 1991 and involved nearly 100 scientists from around the world. The major headings of the book correspond to the session topics at the symposium. This meeting was not the first dedicated to problems of sensory systems in aquatic mammals. Experts in this field met several times previously to discuss important problems of sensory functions in echolocating animals. symposia on biosonar systems were held in Frascati, Italy in 1966, then in Jersey, France in 1978, and in Helsingor, Denmark in 1986. Papers presented at these meetings were pUblished in books that advanced significantly the understanding of sensory systems (Busnel and Fish, 1980; Nachtigall and Moore, 1988). Initially, echolocating bats were the main subjects of consideration. However, studies on echolocating aquatic mammals, whales and dolphins, increased from one meeting to the next. Indeed, aquatic mammals are of exceptional interest for studying the adaptation of sensory functions for echolocation in specific aquatic environments. As a natural consequence of these developments, the 1989 symposium in Rome was devoted specifically to the sensory systems of cetaceans (Thomas and Kastelein, 1990). This symposium was held within the Fifth International Theriological Congress and was attended by many scientists.

Table of contents (48 chapters)

Table of contents (48 chapters)
  • Morphological and Histochemical Features of Odontocete Visual Neocortex: Immunocytochemical Analysis of Pyramidal and Non-Pyramidal Populations of Neurons

    Pages 1-38

    Glezer, Ilya I. (et al.)

  • Fiber Analysis of the Optic and Cochlear Nerves of Small Cetaceans

    Pages 39-52

    Guofu, Gao (et al.)

  • The Cetacean Ear: Form, Frequency, and Evolution

    Pages 53-75

    Ketten, Darlene R.

  • Structure, Function, and Adaptation of the Manatee Ear

    Pages 77-95

    Ketten, Darlene R. (et al.)

  • The Cornea as an Optical Element in the Cetacean Eye

    Pages 97-106

    Kröger, Ronald H. H. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Mammal Sensory Systems
Editors
  • Ronald A. Kastelein
  • Alexander Ya. Supin
  • Jeanette A. Thomas
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3406-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3406-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44351-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6505-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 773
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