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Killer Whales as Predators of Large Baleen Whales and Sperm Whales

RANDALL R. REEVES, JOEL BERGER, and PHILLIP J. CLAPHAM

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses killer whales as primary predators of large baleen and sperm whales. If attacks by killer whales on these large cetaceans were common, a set of outcomes might be expected. ... More


Worldwide Distribution and Abundance of Killer Whales

KARIN A. FORNEY and PAUL R. WADE

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter provides a review of the published literature on worldwide killer whale population structure, abundance, distribution, and known prey. It discusses differences in the methods that have ... More


Legacy of Industrial Whaling: Could Killer Whales Be Responsible for Declines of Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, and Minke Whales in the Southern Hemisphere?

TREVOR A. BRANCH and TERRIE M. WILLIAMS

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

An intriguing hypothesis that has recently been raised for the North Pacific Ocean and southern Bering Sea (Springer et al., 2003) holds that the reduction in large-cetacean biomass from whaling ... More


The Natural History and Ecology of Killer Whales

LANCE G. BARRETT-LENNARD and KATHY A. HEISE

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter notes that evidence of the behavioral versatility of killer whales is provided by the wide variety of foraging methods they employ throughout their cosmopolitan range; the ... More


Great Whales as Prey Using Demography and Bioenergetics to Infer Interactions in Marine Mammal Communities

DANIEL F. DOAK, TERRIE M. WILLIAMS, and JAMES A. ESTES

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

One way to address big-scale problems and processes is to use small-scale data to construct and test mechanistic models of events at higher levels of organization and at larger spatial scales. Even ... More


Physiological and Ecological Consequences of Extreme Body Size in Whales

TERRIE M. WILLIAMS

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines some of the key physiological and physical limitations that dictate maximum body size in mammals. Rather than focus on the selective pressures that may have driven the evolution ... More


Dancing with Animals

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In conjunction with the growing impact of ecological thinking and its emphasis on empathy, the seventies witnessed a new focus on the affective quality of human-animal relations. Numerous popular ... More


Big Government and Big Business

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Jeff foster arrived at Pier 56 in the summer of 1971 eager to get started. Although just fifteen, the Bellevue native already had extensive experience with wildlife. His father was head veterinarian ... More


KeikoXK.Co.

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Keiko the killer whale, known to millions as Free Willy, was liberated from a sea theme park in Mexico to the freedom of...well, an aquarium in Oregon. But then he was liberated from the Oregon ... More


HistoryXFable

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the deCODE mass media stories, no one leveraged the saga effect better than Robert Kunzig in his December 1998 piece in Discover, “Blood of the Vikings.” The issue was on U.S. newsstands as the ... More


Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Michael Fortun

Roberto Reis (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Part detective story, part exposé, and part travelogue, this book investigates one of the signature biotechnology stories of our time and, in so doing, opens a window onto the high-speed, high-tech, ... More


Escalating the DDT Issue with More Court Cases

Charles F. Wurster

in DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating EDF

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190219413
eISBN:
9780197559512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219413.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

While HEW and USDA pondered these appellate court decisions, we turned our attention to several more local DDT problems. From a New York Times article (May 3, 1970), we learned that the Olin ... More


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