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
    2. Robert K. Bonde, Mark Flint
      Pages 299-314
    3. Helen Owen, Jaylene Flint, Mark Flint
      Pages 315-331
    4. Helene Marsh, Eduardo Moraes Arraut, Lucy Keith Diagne, Holly Edwards, Miriam Marmontel
      Pages 333-357
    5. Michael T. Walsh, David J. Blyde
      Pages 359-380
  6. Polar Bear

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Todd C. Atwood, Kristin Simac, Stewart W. Breck, Geoff York, James Wilder
      Pages 397-418
    3. George M. Durner, Todd C. Atwood
      Pages 419-443
    4. Randi Meyerson, Donald E. Moore, Sarah T. Long, Judy Che-Castaldo
      Pages 489-501
    5. Todd C. Atwood, Colleen Duncan, Kelly A. Patyk, Sarah A. Sonsthagen
      Pages 503-527
  7. Otters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 529-529
    2. Lesley Wright, Shawn Larson, Jan Reed-Smith, Nicole Duplaix, Thomas Serfass
      Pages 531-542
    3. Thomas L. Serfass, Lesley Wright, Kelly Pearce, Nicole Duplaix
      Pages 543-571
    4. Jan Reed-Smith, Shawn Larson
      Pages 573-584
    5. Antonio Fernández, Yara Bernaldo de Quirós, Simona Sacchini, Eva Sierra
      Pages 585-608
    6. Andy Butterworth
      Pages 609-613
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 615-625

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

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