Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Author: Mark Carwardine,Martin Camm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405357944

Category: Cetacea

Page: 256

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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises you will find. From the Common Dolphin to the Killer Whale, discover the world's cetaceans. Over 900 incredible photos, annotations and detailed descriptions highlighting chief characteristics and distinguishing marks will help you to identify different whale, dolphin or porpoise species quickly and easily. Covers everything, from how to find them and where to look, to how to tell one species from another and interpret their different behaviours. Perfect for nature lovers and pocket-sized so you can take it anywhere.
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Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Mark Carwardine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472908155

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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'Everyone who loves the sea and what's in it should own this book.' Bill Bryson From the blue whale to the Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, this handbook is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date reference to each of the world's 90 species of cetaceans. With more than 1,000 meticulous and specially commissioned illustrations – complete with flukes, blows and dive sequences – it includes detailed annotations pointing out significant field marks, as well as extensive distribution and migration maps. Many of the world's most respected whale biologists have collaborated on the text, helping to provide the ultimate guide to the identification, distribution, behaviour, life history and conservation of every species and subspecies of whale, dolphin and porpoise. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in these truly spectacular animals.
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Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Eric Hoyt

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859418

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Here are discoveries about cetacean biology and behavior, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. The courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members are fascinating. The symphonic composer of the whale world is the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean. Some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. This book is a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans and an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat. Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises includes: detailed profiles of 90 current species of cetaceans a report on the newly discovered species in the genus Berardius, a small black form related to the Baird's beaked whale fascinating sidebars that bring to life cetacean society and culture an enlightening discussion of the differences between dolphins and porpoises new information on the history and impact of whaling illustrations of each species by renowned artist Uko Gorter color photographs by world-famous marine photographer Brandon Cole, among others.
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Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136561471

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution.' Michael Stachowitsch, Marine Ecology What does it mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species. The author, one of the world's foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. This is an essential introduction, guide and reference work for those working to ensure a future for whales and dolphins.
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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Fog City Press,Mark Carwardine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877019494

Category: Dolphins

Page: 256

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Presents the latest research about whales, dolphins, and porpoises, covering their biology and behavior, and how to identify and observe them. Also included is a field guide that describes numerous species of cetaceans and details some of the world's premier sites for observing and interacting with them.
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Deep Thinkers

Inside the Minds of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Author: Janet Mann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022638747X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Introduction -- Beneath the surface / Janet Mann and Andrew Read -- The cetacean brain / Camilla Butti and Patrick R. Hof -- Cetacean cognition / Harley -- Cetacean communication / Laela Sayigh and Vincent M. Janik -- Quintessentially social cetaceans / Janet Mann -- Deep culture / Luke Rendell and Hal Whitehead -- Cetacean tool use / Eric Patterson and Janet Mann -- Us & them / Andrew Read
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Handbook of Marine Mammals

The Second Book of Dolphins and the Porpoises

Author: Sam H. Ridgway

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780125885065

Category: Nature

Page: 486

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Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent and highly adapted mammals inhabit our seas and oceans, and have stirred the human imagination for many centuries. As our knowledge of marine mammals grows, the need exists for a reliable and complete reference to the ecology and biology of these fascinating creatures. The Handbook of Marine Mammals series was founded with this in mind and now reaches its conclusion with this sixth and final volume. Within the pages of this classic series, scientists, conservationists and informed layperson alike can find the definitive review of all the world's whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and related species as well as sea otters and sea cows. Volume 6 covers the remaining dolphins and porpoises in a series of 17 chapters, each written by a specialist author with extensive personal research experience of the species. Each chapter provides a description of the species, and includes sections on the aspects of distribution and abundance, anatomy, physiology, behavior, reproduction, parasites and diseases and the impact of human activity on the animal's population and well-being. Numerous maps, photos and drawings illustrate the text. Key Features * Concludes this major definitive series * A standard reference work on all of the world's marine mammals, their anatomy, distribution, ecology, and behavior * The most up-to-date research in a concise reference form * Numerous photos of live and specimen animals, skulls, and anatomical details, plus distribution maps * Text specifically deals with conservation and management issues
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A Whale of a Tale!

All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales

Author: Bonnie Worth

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 059312653X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Onboard a vessel that would make Jacques Cousteau green with envy, the Cat and Co. take to the high seas in search of whales, dolphins, and porpoises—those aquatic mammals known as cetaceans. While learning how cetaceans stay warm without hair, have teeth or baleen, swim in troops, spyhop, spin, breach, and see via ecolocation, kids are introduced to almost 20 different species—including sperm, right, humpback, and blue whales; Gulf, spectacled, and finless porpoise; and boto, common, hourglass, and bottlenose dolphins. A shipshape selection for summer reading! “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!” —Barbara Kiefer, Ph.D., Charlotte S. Huck Professor of Children’s Literature, Ohio State University
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