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    Gisela Heckel, Yolanda Schramm, editors.
    Summary: Pinnipeds are marine mammals that include eared seals, true seals, and walruses. This book presents detailed reviews on the ecology and conservation of 10 pinniped species along the coasts and islands in Latin America, from Mexico to Chile and Argentina. Topics covered include their population dynamics, trophic ecology, reproduction, and behavior. In addition, the book addresses major conservation issues regarding climate change, interaction with fisheries, ecotourism, and other human activities.

    Contents:
    Chapter 1 - Introduction - Pinnipeds in Latin America
    Chapter 2 - South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis, Zimmerman 1783)
    Chapter 3 - Ecology and conservation of the Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis, Heller 1904)
    Chapter 4 - Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella, Peters 1876)
    Chapter 5 - Reviewing the current status of Juan Fernandez fur seals (Arctocephalus philippii philippii, Peters 1866)
    Chapter 6 - The Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii townsendi, Merriam 1897)
    Chapter 7 - South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens, Shaw 1800)
    Chapter 8 - Current status of the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus, Lesson 1828) in Mexico
    Chapter 9 - Life history strategies in the Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki, Silvertsen 1953): understanding the past to predict the future
    Chapter 10 - Conservation and management implications of southern elephant seals (Miroung leonina, Linnaeus 1758): demography, social organization and behavior
    Chapter 11 - Status review of the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris, Gill 1866) in Mexico: past, present and perspectives
    Chapter 12 - The Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii, Gray 1864) in Mexico.
    Digital Access Springer 2021