Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 29, 2011)
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Whales and dolphins are icons for the conservation stream. they're the main conspicuous ambassadors for complete marine ecosystems and probably even for the biosphere as an entire. Concurrent with our realisation of drawing close threats to their setting is a starting to be medical knowing of the social and cognitive complexity of a lot of those species. This publication brings jointly specialists within the correct assorted fields of cetacean examine, to supply authoritative descriptions of our present wisdom of the advanced behaviour and social association of whales and dolphins. The authors think of this new details within the context of ways diverse human cultures from around the globe view cetaceans and their safety, together with attitudes to whaling. They exhibit how new details on concerns equivalent to cetacean intelligence, tradition and the facility to undergo, warrants an important shift in worldwide perceptions of this crew of animals and the way those alterations should be facilitated to enhance conservation and welfare techniques.