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Cetology Now: Formatting the Twenty-First-Century Whale

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter proposes a classification of today's whales according to three different formats: the analog whale, the digital whale, and the simulated whale. The analog whale would be a whale of the ... More


Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Patrizia d'Ettorre and David P. Hughes (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Communication is the cornerstone of socially interacting groups. This is self-evident for human societies but not for bacterial biofilms, and super-colonies that span whole continents and ... More


Human impact on polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the impact of humans on polar regions. Topics covered include the first invasions by humans, the ecology of pre-industrial humans in the Arctic, sealing and whaling, hunting, ... More


Birds and mammals in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Sea birds and mammals are predators in the open seas and coastal regions of the polar regions, and are mainly of different species north and south. Birds and mammals are visible on top of the sea ice ... More


New Bedford's Civil War

Earl Mulderink, III

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the social, political, economic, and military history of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the nineteenth century, with a focus on the Civil War homefront from 1861 to 1865 and on the ... More


Norwegian Whale Gunners and How They Are Paid

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Walsh's extensive cultural anthropology on Norwegian whaling ships and the whale gunners. In the past, whale gunners were paid for each whale killed regardless of its size. ... More


Dynamics of marine ecosystems: target species

Dian J. Gifford, Roger P. Harris, Stewart M. McKinnell, William T. Peterson, and Michael A. St. John

in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558025
eISBN:
9780191721939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558025.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Because of GLOBEC's focus on population dynamics, species‐level research is central to the programme, and most field, retrospective and modeling studies were directed at target species defined on the ... More


Classification of Factory Ships

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The general arrangement of the Ulysses was typical of any modern pelagic whaling factory. Their level of production, which also partly determined how personnel were paid, classed the ships. Modern ... More


Holocene extinctions in the sea

Nicholas K. Dulvy, John K. Pinnegar, and John D. Reynolds

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Few Holocene marine species extinctions have been recorded, and these have been of range-restricted species, mainly mammals and birds, over the past 300 years. However, marine extinctions may be more ... More


Other Complex Animals: Missed Opportunities?

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Three groups of socially and cognitively complex nonhuman animals are discussed: elephants, cetaceans (whales and dolphins), and nonhuman great apes (gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and chimpanzees). ... More


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