Accession Number : AD0738879

Title :   Life History and Ecology of the Franciscana, 'Pontoporia blainvillei' (Cetacea) in Uruguay.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Feb 71-14 Feb 72,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brownell,Robert L. , Jr

Report Date : 14 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Marine mammals were observed from December 17, 1970 to May 31, 1971 and from June 20, 1971 to August 19, 1971 off the seacoast from Punta del Diablo, Uruguay. The franciscana, Pontoporia blainvillei, were collected in 209 specimens. Skulls were collected from 125 specimens, stomach contents and parasite data were collected from 155 dolphins, and gonads were collected from 180 specimens. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ECOLOGY, CETACEA), (*CETACEA, LIFE CYCLES), AQUATIC ANIMALS, MAMMALS, MARINE BIOLOGY, FOOD, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), SOUTH AMERICA

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE