Synopses & Reviews
Recreational excursions to view marine mammals are among the most visible, accessible, and popular of human activities in the marine environment, with the increasing transition from whale killing to whale watching a particularly hopeful result. During the last three decades, authors Paul H. Forestell and Gregory D. Kaufman have meticulously observed and recorded the activities of humpback whales throughout the Pacific and have decided to make their findings accessible to the public. In this engaging book, Forestell and Kaufman offer a multifaceted portrait of these majestic creatures. Topics include everything from defining these creatures, their daily life, and migratory patterns to explaining their intelligence, how they find food, and how they deal with their enemies. Extensive, full-color photographs and the authors' lively text bring these "kings of the sea" to life.