A biological assessment of the cetacean fauna of the Texas Coast.

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dc.contributor.authorSchmidly, D.J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShane, S.H.en_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:21:27Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:21:27Z
dc.date.issued1976en_US
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dc.description85 p.en_US
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dc.description.abstractEighteen species of whales and dolphins have been recorded from the Texas Coast and adjacent waters. Sixteen of these can be verified, as their occurrence is documented by preserved skeletal parts, photographs, or observations made by trained cetologists. The occurrence of two species (Delphinus delphis and Orcinus orca) must be considered tentative as they are recorded only on the basis of sightings made by untrained persons. There have been very few beachings or observations of large baleen or toothed whales in the study area. Most larger whales feed in the deep waters adjacent to the Texas Coast. The continental shelf in the northwestern Gulf gradually slopes away from the coast, and, as a result, deeper waters lie far offshore.en_US
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dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/24054
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dc.locationNOT AVAILABLE IN-HOUSE.en_US
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dc.placeCollege Station, Texas:en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries614.00en_US
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dc.subjectmammalogyen_US
dc.subjectmarine mammalsen_US
dc.subjectwhalesen_US
dc.subjectdolphinsen_US
dc.subjectDelphinus delphisen_US
dc.subjectOrcinus orcaen_US
dc.titleA biological assessment of the cetacean fauna of the Texas Coast.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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