Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable ...

Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises

The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals. Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology—including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication—Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status. Each entry also includes original drawings of the species and its key identifiers, such as fin shape and color, tooth shape, and characteristic markings as they would appear both above and below water—a feature unique to this book. Figures of myth and—as the debate over hunting rages on—figures of conflict since long before the days of Moby-Dick, whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also ecologically important and, in many cases, threatened. Written for general enthusiasts, emergent cetacean fans, and biologists alike, this stunning, urgently needed book will serve as the definitive guide for years to come.

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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Annalisa Berta
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-18 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Ronald Mathias Lockley
Categories: Cetacea
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher:

Books about Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Mark Carwardine
Categories: Cetacea
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

The visual guide to all the world's cetaceans.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Language: en
Pages: 789
Authors: Kenneth Stafford Norris
Categories: Cetacea
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Peter G. H. Evans
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-04 - Publisher: Academic Press

European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: Marine Mammal Conservation in Practice presents an intimate view of the workings of international conservation agreements to protect marine mammals, detailing achievements over the last 25 years, identifying weaknesses and making recommendations that governments, scientists, marine stakeholders and the public can take to improve conservation