Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world

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Princeton University Press,
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2006.
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English
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This breathtakingly beautiful book brings readers nose-to-nose with all of the world's marine mammals-a comprehensive line-up of remarkable whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, walruses, otters, polar bears, dugongs, and manatees.

A highly practical field guide, it combines state-of-the-art illustrations with superb color photographs and detailed maps. The book highlights key field marks and clearly summarizes the types of behaviors that marine-mammal watchers may observe.

Where other guides settle for static or wooden images and descriptions, this one comes to life with the kind of detailed text and stunning photos that make for a go-to reference guide. Armed with this book, any observer anywhere in the world should be able to identify the marine mammals they encounter.

  • A go-to field guide to all of the world's marine mammals
  • Contains key field marks and summaries of behavior
  • Over 450 stunning color photos
  • 124 color maps
  • Over 500 beautiful new illustrations
  • An exquisite blend of text, illustrations, and photos, harmonized for practical field usage
  • Suitable for both amateurs and seasoned professionals
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9780691127569
9780691127576
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table_of_contents Beluga and Norwhal -- Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) -- Norwhal (Monodon monoceros) -- Beaked whales -- Cuvier's Beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris -- Arnoux's Beaked whale (Berardius arnuxii) -- Baird's Beaked whale (Berardius bairdii) -- Shepherd's Beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) -- Longman's Beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus) -- Northern Bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) -- Southern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon planifrons) -- Hector's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori) -- True's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) -- Gervais' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) -- Sowerby's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) -- Gray's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi) -- Pygmy Beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus) -- Andrews' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini) -- Spade-toothed Beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii) -- Hubbs' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi) -- Gingko-toothed Beaked whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) -- Stejneger's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri) -- Strap-toothed whale (Mesoplodon layardii) -- Blainville's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) -- Perrin's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon perrini) -- Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm whales -- Pygmy Sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) -- Dwarf Sperm whale (Kogia sima) -- Bottlenose and similar plain dolphins -- Common Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) -- Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) -- Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) -- Atlantic Humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) -- Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) -- Narrow-beaked Oceanic dolphins -- Common dolphins -- Short-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) -- Long-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) -- Spinner dolphins -- Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) -- Clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene) -- Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) -- Pantropical Spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) -- Atlantic Spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) -- Short-beaked Oceanic dolphins -- Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) -- White-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) -- Atlantic White-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) -- Pacific White-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) -- Peale's dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis ) -- Hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) -- Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) --, Cephalorhynchus dolphins -- Commerson's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) -- Chilean dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) -- Haviside's (Heaviside's) dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) -- Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori) -- Right whale dolphins -- Northern Right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) -- Southern Right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii) -- River dolphins and Tucuxi -- Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) -- Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) -- Amazon River dolphin (Ilia geoffrensis) -- Ganges River dolphin (Platanista [gangetica] gangetica) -- Indus River dolphin (Platanista [gangetica] minor) -- Chinese River dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) -- Australian Snubfin and Irrawaddy dolphins -- Australian Snubfin dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) -- Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) -- Porpoises -- Finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) -- Spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica) -- Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) -- Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus) -- Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) -- Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) -- Sirenians (Sea cows) -- Dugong (Dugong dugon) -- Steller's Sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) -- Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis) -- West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) -- West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) -- Fur seals of Northern/mid-latitudes -- Northern Fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) -- Guadalupe Fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) -- South American Fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) -- Galápagos Fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) -- Juan Fernández Fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii) -- Fur seals of the Southern Ocean -- South African and Australian Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) -- New Zealand Fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) -- Antarctic Fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) -- Subantarctic Fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis)-- Sea lions -- California and Galapagos Sea lions (Zalophus californianus) -- South American Sea lions (Otaria byronia) -- Australian Sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) -- New Zealand Sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) -- Northern Sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) --, Northern True seals -- Northern Elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris -- Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) -- Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) -- Harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus -- Ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata ) -- Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) -- Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) -- Largha seal (Phoca largha) -- Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) -- Mid-latitude True seals -- Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) -- Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) -- Mediterranean Monk seal (Monachus monachus) -- Hawaiian Monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) -- West Indian Monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) -- Subantarctic and Antarctic True seals -- Southern Elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) -- Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) -- Crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) -- Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) -- Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) -- Arctic animals -- Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) -- Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) -- Otters -- Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) -- Marine otter (Lutra felina) -- Glossary -- Selected marine mammal sites -- Europe -- Eastern North America -- Western North America -- Latin America -- Australia and New Zealand -- Indian Ocean and Asia -- Conversation checklist., What is a marine mammal? -- Main groups of marine mammals -- Modern taxonomy of marine mammals -- How to look for marine mammals -- Natural history of marine mammals -- Conservation -- How to use this book -- The illustrations -- The maps -- Species accounts -- Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) -- Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) -- Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) -- Right whales -- North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) -- North Pacific Right whale (Eubalaena japonica) -- Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) -- Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) -- Pgymy Right whale (Caperea marginata) -- Rorquals with streamlined bodies -- Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) -- Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) -- Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) -- Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) -- Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai) -- Northern Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) -- Dwarf Minke whale (Balaenoptera [acutorostrata] species/allospecies) -- Killer whale (Orcinus orca) -- Pilot whale : the large 'blackfish' -- Short-finned Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) -- Long-finned Pilot whale (Globicephala melas) -- Small 'blackfish" whales and Risso's dolphin -- Pygmy Killer whale (Feresa attenuata) -- Melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) -- False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) -- Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) --
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title Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world
title_alt Whales, dolphins.
title_display Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world
title_full Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world / Hadoram Shirihai ; illustrated by Brett Jarrett ; edited by Guy M. Kirwan ; editorial consultants, Graeme Cresswell ... [et al.] ; maps by Kelly Macleod, Dylan Walker and Julie Dando
title_short Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world
title_sort whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world