Harp Seals, Man and Ice

Author: David E. Sergeant

Publisher: Fisheries and Oceans, Communications Directorate


Category: Harp seal

Page: 153

View: 8874

Reviews the biology and population dynamics of the harp seal, Phoca groenlandica Erxleben, the history of its hunting over several centuries and its eventual conservation.

Browsing Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada

History, Research Activities and Publications

Author: Brian B. Wilks

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802088116

Category: Science

Page: 638

View: 1641

Wilks provides a historical background, list of publications, and description of activities for most of the major science initiatives undertaken at the federal level. He surveys a wide range of government documents and monographic and serial science collections used by both faculty and students.

Poles Apart

A Study in Contrasts : Proceedings of an International Symposium on Arctic and Antarctic Issues, University of Ottawa, Canada, September 25-27, 1997

Author: Antoni G. Lewkowicz

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 077660497X

Category: Religion

Page: 237

View: 1846

Arctic and Antarctic: terms that conjure up similar images of cold, snow and ice. Behind the images, however, there are at least as many differences as similarities. The goal of the international symposium 'Poles Apart' was to examine the extent to which experiences obtained at one end of the earth can be applied to the other. Poles Apart: A Study in Contrasts, covers a range of themes including the geography of the polar regions, glaciology and glacial history, ecology, living resources, governance, and the history of exploration. Topics are examined separately for each pole and each theme is summarized by a rapporteur who draws out the contrasts and the similarities. This unique format allows the international experts to describe what they know best while addressing the central issue of the book's sub-title.

Listening in the Ocean

Author: Whitlow W. L. Au,Marc O. Lammers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493931768

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 5352

This title brings to light the discoveries and insights into the lives of many marine species made possible over the last decade by passive acoustic recorders (PAR). Pop-ups, ARF, HARP, EAR, Bprobe, C-POD Atag, and Dtag are the acronyms of some of the many PARs that have changed our understanding of how marine animals live and strive in the ocean. Various types of PARs are used by different investigators in different areas of the world. These recorders have accumulated copious amounts of very important data, unveiling previously unknown information about large marine animals. Temporal, seasonal and spatial distribution patterns have been uncovered for many marine species. There have been many discoveries, new understandings and insights into how these animals live in and utilize the ocean and the importance of acoustics in their lives. Listening Within the Ocean summarizes these important discoveries, providing both a valuable resource for researchers and enjoyable reading for non-professionals interested in marine life.

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

View: 5283

Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Seal Wars

Twenty-five Years on the Front Lines with the Harp Seals

Author: Paul Watson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 8083

The author describes his life and his many campaigns to stop the the slaughter of baby harp seals.

Climate Change and Marine Top Predators

Author: Morten Frederiksen,Tore Haug

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889197360


Page: N.A

View: 4089

Climate change affects all components of marine ecosystems. For endothermic top predators, i.e. seabirds and marine mammals, these impacts are often complex and mediated through trophic relationships. In this Research Topic, leading researchers attempt to identify patterns of change among seabirds and marine mammals, and the mechanisms through which climate change drives these changes.

Minke Whales, Harp and Hooded Seals

Major Predators in the North Atlantic Ecosystem

Author: Gísli A. Víkingsson,Finn O. Kapel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fish populations

Page: 132

View: 5447


Harp seal pups

Author: Downs Matthews,Dan Guravich

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3094

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and natural environment of mother harp seals and their pups

Aquatic Mammals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aquatic mammals

Page: N.A

View: 7172


Harp Seals

Animals of the Snow and Ice

Author: Elaine Landau

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766034600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8459

"Provides information for young readers about harp seals, including habitat, eating habits, mating, babies, and conservation"--Provided by publisher.

Of men and seals

a history of the Newfoundland seal hunt

Author: James E. Candow

Publisher: National Historic Parks and Sites Branch Parks Canada


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 2297

The Newfoundland seal hunt was based on the harp and, to a lesser extent, hood seal species. The harp and hood are hair seals valued for their skin, fat, and hair. This document presents information on the harps and hoods. It examines the origins and early development of the hunt among Native peoples and the Europeans. It looks at the seal hunt, 1793-1861 and 1862-1939; the vessel-based hunt 1862-1939; the seal hunt since 1939; and the vessel-based hunt since 1939. It also provides an update to January 1988.

SEAL Survival Guide

A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster

Author: Cade Courtley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451690304

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 7839

Think and act like a Navy SEAL and you can survive anything. You can live scared—or be prepared. “We never thought it would happen to us.” From random shootings to deadly wildfires to terrorist attacks, the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, step up, and know exactly how to survive any life-threatening situation. Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in this illustrated, user-friendly guide. You’ll learn to think like a SEAL and how to: improvise weapons from everyday items * pack a go bag* escape mass-shootings * treat injuries at the scene* subdue a hijacker * survive extreme climates * travel safely abroad* defend against animal attacks * survive pandemic * and much more Don’t be taken by surprise. Don’t be a target. Fight back, protect yourself, and beat the odds with the essential manual no one in the twenty-first century should be without. BE A SURVIVOR, NOT A STATISTIC!

Ancient Harp Seal Hunters of Disko Bay

Author: Morten Meldgaard

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763512633


Page: 189

View: 5296

The Saqqaq Culture site Qeqertasussuk (2400-1400 BC) is situated in the south eastern corner of Disko Bay, West Greenland. The site was excavated between 1983 and 1987 by Qasigiannguit Museum. The stratified cultural deposits are exceptionally well preserved by permafrost and yielded hundreds of thousands of animal bones, feathers, plant remains, insect remains, wooden implements, and a wealth of other organic refuse as well as stone tools, house ruins, stone set fireplaces and other traces of habitation. In order to understand the life conditions of the inhabitants at Qeqertasussuk, a comparative survey of the historic distribution, density and availability of the living resources in the area is undertaken. This resource model is then evaluated against the paleo-environmental data. Also, comparative ethnohistorical and ethnographic data on the exploitation of the living resources in the area is presented. Subsistence and subsistence change at Qeqertasussuk is studied through a comprehensive analysis of the faunal material that consists of more than 200,000 animal bones. Quantitative methods are supplemented by detailed studies of seasonality and age composition of the hunting bag. Forty three species of animals are represented. Harp seal and ringed seal represent the most important game, but sea birds such as fulmar, Brünnich's guillemot, and little auk also play a significant role in the subsistence economy. Fish, especially Atlantic Cod, have been caught and remains of large whales indicate that these animals were utilized, but it can not be decided whether they were actively hunted. Most of the game was taken close by the site, however finds of caribou indicate that inland caribou hunting was undertaken and that Qeqertasussuk was part of a larger subsistence-settlement-system. Several species of plants were also utilized. Temporal changes in the composition of the faunal material indicate that significant changes occur in the subsistence at Qeqertasusuk. Four phases are identified: (1) Basecamp period I (2400-2100 BC). A pioneer phase where the site is used as a year-round base camp with more than 90% of the biomass being harvested within an area of approximately 80 km2, (2) Base-camp period II (2100-1900 BC), which seems to be the period of most intensive use and where new methods (probably netting) of harp seal hunting are introduced, (3) Hunting camp period (1900-1700 BC), where the site becomes more specialized and more seasonal with a focus on spring-summer hunting for harp seals, (4) high activity period (1700-1400 BC) indications of continued heavy sea mammal hunting. The site is abandoned around 1400 BC. The causes of the abandonment of Qeqertasussuk is discussed and the impact of the general cooling around 1500 BC on key resources such as harp seal and capelin is highlighted.