Marine Mammal Welfare

Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare

  • Andy Butterworth

Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Andy Butterworth
    Pages 1-7
  3. Cetaceans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Sarah J. Dolman, Michael J. Moore
      Pages 41-65
    3. E. C. M. Parsons, Danielle Monaghan-Brown
      Pages 67-89
    4. Andy Butterworth, Diana Reiss, Philippa Brakes, Courtney Vail
      Pages 91-110
    5. Rob Lott, Cathy Williamson
      Pages 161-181
    6. Isabella L. K. Clegg, Andy Butterworth
      Pages 183-211
  4. Seals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Andy Butterworth, Sue Sayer
      Pages 215-239
    3. Isabella L. K. Clegg, Andy Butterworth
      Pages 273-295
  5. Sirenians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297

About this book


Marine mammals are intriguing to many –they attract both positive and destructive attention from mankind. There are many forces operating to affect adversely the lives of whales, seals, manatees, otters and polar bears – and this book explores how the welfare of marine mammals has been affected and how they have adapted, moved, responded and sometimes suffered as a result of the changing marine and human world around them. Marine mammal welfare addresses the welfare effects of marine debris, of human traffic in the oceans, of noise, of hunting, of whale watching and tourism, and of some of the less obvious impacts on marine mammals – on their social structures, on their behaviours and migration, and also of the effects on captivity for animals kept in zoos and aquaria. There is much to think and talk about – how marine mammals respond in a world dramatically influenced by man, how are their social structures affected and how is their welfare impacted?


cetacean, pinniped, ursid, sirenia, otarinnae, lutrinae welfare, conservation, environmental change marine pollution, marine noise, hunting captive marine mammals climate change welfare assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Andy Butterworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Veterinary ScienceUniversity of BristolLangford, BristolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46993-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46994-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-7408
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