Britain's Sea Mammals

Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Seals and Where to Find Them

Author: Jon Dunn,Robert Still,Hugh Harrop

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844967

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom. The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution
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A Summer of British Wildlife

Author: James Lowen

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770094

Category: Wildlife watching

Page: 256

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Winner of the Travel Media Awards 'Travel Guide Book of the Year' award 2016. This original and colourful guide to British summer wildlife experiences is packaged into daily suggestions for what, when, where and how to see the best of British summer wildlife. For both the experienced wildlife tourist and the novice, the suggestions criss-cross England, Scotland and Wales, complete with inspiring itineraries, engaging descriptions, detailed directions and tips on how to find, identify and enjoy British animals, butterflies, birds and plants. Each entry gives an informative and inspiring suggestion focusing on up to four species, with full-colour photography and a helpful box covering practicalities such as grid references, useful websites, access arrangements to specific sites, flexibility details such as flight periods for butterflies or flowering weeks for orchids, and alternative sites to make viewing possible if you don't live near the suggested site but want to view the suggested species. From delicate orchids to gargantuan basking sharks, from seabird skyscrapers to ostentatious otters, this is the only guide of its type to offer full details of how to get the most out of British summer wildlife-watching.
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Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde

A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals

Author: Robert Still,Hugh Harrop,Luís Dias,Tim Stenton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691190623

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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A state-of-the-art photographic identification guide to Europe’s whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals This cutting-edge photographic identification guide to Europe’s sea mammals—the only such guide of its kind—covers the 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 9 species of seals found in the region, which spans the eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean, Caspian and Baltic seas. Written and illustrated by a team of professional tour guides with extensive experience presenting the region’s sea mammals, the guide features more than 180 color photographs, maps and graphics, highlights key identification features and includes information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species. Produced with the marine conservation charity ORCA, the book presents mapping data from a decade of surveys, which shows both current distribution and changes over time. Europe’s Sea Mammals is an essential companion for whale watchers and anyone else who is interested in this enigmatic group of mammals. The only photographic guide dedicated to this popular whale-watching region Features more than 180 color photos, maps and graphics Highlights key identification features and provides essential information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species
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Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide

Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147291841X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This mini guide covers almost 180 species that live in the area between land and sea called the intertidal, or littoral, zone. It includes all the most common molluscs, crustaceans, seaweeds, fishes, spiny creatures such as starfishes and sea urchins, mammals and many other species found here, and is invaluable for anyone wanting to find out more about the fascinating shells and other objects they may pick up on our shores. All the species are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks, and a concise written account for each covers size, general description, habitat, ecology, and distribution in Britain and the near Continent. The easy-to-follow layouts and beautiful artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making this guide an indispensable reference in the field as well as at home. Sandra Doyle, Bridgette James, Denys Ovenden, Melanie Perkins, Helen Senior and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.
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Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Author: Hadoram Shirihai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aquatic mammals

Page: 384

View: 1848

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Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.
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Pocket Guide to Whales, Dolphins and other Marine Mammals

Author: Frances Dipper

Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1786036746

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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From the killer whale to the bottlenose dolphin, learn everything you ever wanted to know about marine mammals in this handy pocket-sized guide. Written by a natural history expert, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the families of marine mammals. Featuring well-loved creatures including whales, dolphins, porpoises, narwhals, otters, seals and even polar bears, it's the perfect introduction to life under the sea for young animal lovers. Get reading and then take your book out into the wild.
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Complete British Animals

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This photographic field guide to all mammals, reptiles and amphibians in Britain, including all the common domestic animals, is a comprehensive guide to identification of species. Each animal has two pages of coverage, containing detailed information, maps, numerous photographs, observation tips, and information about its habitat, tracks, and natural history.
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The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 712

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