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Standardized Methods for Measuring and Recording Data on the Smaller Cetaceans

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1377364 471-476 First published online: 20 November 1961

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Abstract

Desirable external measurements are defined, and important natural history data relating to reproduction, food habits and parasites are listed, in an attempt to standardize the recording of this vital information for use both by cetologists and by zoologists lacking previous experience with the smaller cetaceans.

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