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cetology

[sē′täl·ə·jē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The study of whales.
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In his capacity as cetologist, he was repeatedly summoned to legitimate an environmentalist fascination with individual whale voices (see: Francis and Hewlett, 2007, for the stories of Luna and Springer).
All the cetologist can hope for is "to project the draught of a systemization of cetology," to offer a work in progress, possibly never to be finished (136).
As cetologists continue to use biopsies to assess pregnancy patterns, they should be cognizant of the potential biases associated with biopsies of bowriding animals.
As regards whales, an analogous conclusion came from a 2001 study where, on the basis of a review of the existing literature, two leading cetologists, after defining culture as information or behavior acquired directly from conspecifics through forms of social learning, claim that there is no evidence supporting a cultural dichotomy between humans and nonhumans, and that observational studies of behavior, vocalizations and populations together offer strong proof that cetaceans "do have culture" (Rendell and Whitehead 382).
Peterson, "Whalers, Cetologists, Environmentalists, and the International Management of Whaling," International Organization 46 (Winter 1992), pp.
HOTS students pretend to be cetologists, aeronauts, and explorers.