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Whales, Dolphins and Seals

Whales, Dolphins and Seals

A Field Guide to the Marine Mammals of the World

  • Author: Hadoram Shirihai,Brett Jarrett
  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780713670370
  • Category: Animals
  • Page: 384
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Guide to marine mammals of the world covers field identification, including geographical, sex and age variations of all the whales, dophins, seals and sea cows, plus walrus, polar bear and marine otters.

Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde

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: 0691182167
  • 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

Handbook of Marine Mammals

Handbook of Marine Mammals

The Second Book of Dolphins and the Porpoises

  • Author: Sam H. Ridgway
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780125885065
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 486
  • View: 9390
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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

The Rise of Marine Mammals

The Rise of Marine Mammals

50 Million Years of Evolution

  • Author: Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421423251
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
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Setting the stage : rocks, fossils and evolution -- The oldest marine mammals : whales and sea cows -- Later diverging whales : Neoceti -- Aquatic carnivores : pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran -- Crown sirenians and their desmostylian relatives -- Aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the sea-sea otters and polar bears -- Diversity changes through time : the influence of climate change and humans

Killer whales and dolphin play

Killer whales and dolphin play

  • Author: Don Arthur Torgersen
  • Publisher: Childrens Pr
  • ISBN: 9780516006536
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 47
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Discusses the characteristics, behavior, and habitats of marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, and walruses.

Saving Marine Mammals

Saving Marine Mammals

Whales, Dolphins, Seals, and More

  • Author: Diane Bailey
  • Publisher: Protecting the Earth's Animals
  • ISBN: 9781422238783
  • Category: Marine mammals
  • Page: 64
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PROTECTING THE EARTH S ANIMALS8 titles64 pages eachFrom whales to chimps, from cats and dogs to sharks and coral, the animals of the world are under threat. Human influence on their habitats and on world climate, along with direct attacks by poachers, are creating crisis after crisis. This series looks at some of the most pressing problems in animal conservation and describes some of the steps that humans are taking to help. Each title in PROTECTING THE EARTH S ANIMALS includes color photos throughout, maps where applicable, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. A special section provides specific ways that readers can help in the fight to save these animals. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the backmatter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Whales & Dolphins of the North American Pacific

Whales & Dolphins of the North American Pacific

Including Seals & Other Marine Mammals

  • Author: Graeme Cresswell,Dylan Walker,Todd Pusser
  • Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781550174090
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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Presents a guide to the marine mammals found in the North American Pacific.

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

  • Author: National Audubon Society
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 527
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More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

What is a Marine Mammal?

What is a Marine Mammal?

  • Author: Bobbie Kalman,Jacqueline Langille
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780865059368
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Describes ways in which marine mammals have adapted to ocean habitats, including physiology, reproduction, diet, and other behavior.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning

  • Author: Erich Hoyt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136538305
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage MPAs in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020. This book is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.