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Marine mammal researches in China

HAO Yujiang,WANG Kexiong,HAN Jiabo,ZHENG Jingsong,XIAN Yijie,YAO Zhiping,LU Zhichuang,LI Haiyan,ZHANG Xianfeng   

  1. Institute of Hydrobiology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Wuhan 430072,China
  • Online:2011-03-02 Published:2011-03-02


郝玉江, 王克雄, 韩家波, 郑劲松, 先义杰, 姚志平,鹿志创, 李海燕, 张先锋   

  1. 中国科学院水生生物研究所,武汉 430072

Abstract: Researchers in China have studied marine mammals for over 80 years. In recognition of Acta Theriologica Sinica’s
30 year anniversary,we have reviewed the history of this research using an extensive published literature as well as our own research and experience,summarized its progress,and discuss future prospects. Marine mammals in this paper are divided into three groups:whales,pinnipeds,and other marine mammals. We have focused on research examining the ecology, rearing and breeding biology,conservation genetic,acoustics,and conservation biology for selected species. Two main points have been drawn from the review. First,Chinese research on marine mammals is at the forefront of some fields including research on rearing and breeding biology,c onservation biology,and bio-acoustics of river dolphin or porpoise. The second point,unfortunately,is that there is a lack of systematics studies on marine mammals in Chinese coastal waters. Finally, we expect to see significant breakthroughs and real progress on the protection of endangered species in the near future.

Key words: China, Marine mammal, Research

摘要: 我国对海兽的研究已有80 多年的历史。为了回顾我国海兽研究的历史,总结我国海兽研究的进展,并展
望我国海兽研究的未来,借《兽类学报》创刊30 周年之际,作者查阅了大量历史文献,并结合我们的研究积

关键词: 中国, 海兽, 研究