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Despite strong public interest in marine mammals and the incredible popularity of whale watching, particularly in the North Atlantic, many marine mammal populations remain little known. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive and attractive guide to the marine mammals of the North Atlantic--and the only guide to cover all fifty-one species found there. It offers whale watchers and other marine mammal enthusiasts the means to identify the region's seals, manatees, walrus, and polar bear in addition to its forty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

Distribution maps for each species complement the 250 striking color illustrations. The straightforward text emphasizes diagnostic features but also covers the behavior, reproduction, feeding, habitat, and migration of these intrinsically fascinating animals. In the process, the book sorts out marine mammal taxonomy, answering such questions as how dolphins and porpoises differ and whether killer whales are really dolphins or whales.

As a guide, this book will be invaluable to boaters, divers, shore dwellers, and all who venture into or on North Atlantic water. It will also interest aquarium visitors and anyone who has ever wanted to see a pod of whales, school of dolphins, or society of porpoises in action.

  • illustrates and depicts the diagnostic features of all 51 marine mammal species occurring in the North Atlantic
  • gives full coverage to not only whales, dolphins, and porpoises but also seals, manatees, the walrus, and the polar bear
  • features 250 color illustrations
  • contains distribution maps for each species and provides information on behavior, reproduction, and feeding for each species
  • describes the North Atlantic as a habitat for marine mammals
  • features concise text written by a top expert

Synopsis:

Despite strong public interest in marine mammals and the incredible popularity of whale watching, particularly in the North Atlantic, many marine mammal populations remain little known. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive and attractive guide to the marine mammals of the North Atlantic--and the only guide to cover all fifty-one species found there. It offers whale watchers and other marine mammal enthusiasts the means to identify the region's seals, manatees, walrus, and polar bear in addition to its forty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

Distribution maps for each species complement the 250 striking color illustrations. The straightforward text emphasizes diagnostic features but also covers the behavior, reproduction, feeding, habitat, and migration of these intrinsically fascinating animals. In the process, the book sorts out marine mammal taxonomy, answering such questions as how dolphins and porpoises differ and whether killer whales are really dolphins or whales.

As a guide, this book will be invaluable to boaters, divers, shore dwellers, and all who venture into or on North Atlantic water. It will also interest aquarium visitors and anyone who has ever wanted to see a pod of whales, school of dolphins, or society of porpoises in action.

  • illustrates and depicts the diagnostic features of all 51 marine mammal species occurring in the North Atlantic
  • gives full coverage to not only whales, dolphins, and porpoises but also seals, manatees, the walrus, and the polar bear
  • features 250 color illustrations
  • contains distribution maps for each species and provides information on behavior, reproduction, and feeding for each species
  • describes the North Atlantic as a habitat for marine mammals
  • features concise text written by a top expert

Synopsis:

"This book is extremely well designed and written. As a combination reference book and field guide for both the general public and biologist, it is a significant contribution."--James G. Mead, Curator of Marine Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Structure of the book and how to use it 11

The North Atlantic 14

Marine mammals 25

Whales, dolphins and popoises 27

Toothed whales Odontoceti 41

Baleen whales Mysticeti 119

Seals and walruses 147

Other marine-mammal groups 173

Glossary 183

Bibliography 184

Useful websites 185

List of photographers 185

Index 186

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691113081
Translator:
Rubaek, Birgitte
Author:
Rubeak, Birgitte
Illustrator:
Rubaek, Birgitte
Author:
Kinze, Carl Christian
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, NJ
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Marine mammals
Subject:
North Atlantic Ocean
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Marine mammals -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Field Guides
Series Volume:
107-784
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color illus.
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 4.375 in

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Product details 192 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691113081 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Despite strong public interest in marine mammals and the incredible popularity of whale watching, particularly in the North Atlantic, many marine mammal populations remain little known. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive and attractive guide to the marine mammals of the North Atlantic--and the only guide to cover all fifty-one species found there. It offers whale watchers and other marine mammal enthusiasts the means to identify the region's seals, manatees, walrus, and polar bear in addition to its forty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

Distribution maps for each species complement the 250 striking color illustrations. The straightforward text emphasizes diagnostic features but also covers the behavior, reproduction, feeding, habitat, and migration of these intrinsically fascinating animals. In the process, the book sorts out marine mammal taxonomy, answering such questions as how dolphins and porpoises differ and whether killer whales are really dolphins or whales.

As a guide, this book will be invaluable to boaters, divers, shore dwellers, and all who venture into or on North Atlantic water. It will also interest aquarium visitors and anyone who has ever wanted to see a pod of whales, school of dolphins, or society of porpoises in action.

  • illustrates and depicts the diagnostic features of all 51 marine mammal species occurring in the North Atlantic
  • gives full coverage to not only whales, dolphins, and porpoises but also seals, manatees, the walrus, and the polar bear
  • features 250 color illustrations
  • contains distribution maps for each species and provides information on behavior, reproduction, and feeding for each species
  • describes the North Atlantic as a habitat for marine mammals
  • features concise text written by a top expert

"Synopsis" by ,

"This book is extremely well designed and written. As a combination reference book and field guide for both the general public and biologist, it is a significant contribution."--James G. Mead, Curator of Marine Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

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