Whales, Dolphins, and More Marine Mammals

  • 48 Pages
  • 2.67 MB
  • English
General, Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fi
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL10252465M
ISBN 100439711894
ISBN 139780439711890

This breathtakingly beautiful book brings readers nose-to-nose with all of the world's marine mammals-a comprehensive and More Marine Mammals book of remarkable whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, walruses, otters, polar bears, dugongs, and manatees.4/5(19).

Concisely written and easy-to-understand, Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals is a must-have guide for nature buffs and animal lovers Brand: St. Martin's Press. I bought the paperback book “Whales, dolphins and seals: A field guide to the marine mammals of the world” by Hadoram Shirihai and Brett Jarrett (new, first published in ) in May from As the book is written in English I am reviewing it in English.

I've not yet used this book Cited by: This one has pages, describes itself as a "field guide to the marine mammals of the world" and its coverage is REALLY comprehensive: whales, oceanic and river dolphins, porpoises, dugongs, manatees, sea lions, fur seals, true seals, marine otters, the walrus and the polar bear!Cited by: Unique single volume identification guide to marine mammals, with great photos and colour illustrations Media reviews "One of the most attractive, well-produced and comprehensive guides ever published Whales, Dolphins and Seals is a tour de force for authors Hadoram Shirihai and artist Brett Jarrett.

Here is a list of the of individual sub groups within the marine mammal family:Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises)FissipedsPinnipeds (seals, fur seals, sea lions and walruses)Ursidae (polar bears)Sea otters (more items). Get this from a library. Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world.

[Hadoram Shirihai; Brett Jarrett; Guy M Kirwan] -- Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical.

Check out out guide of Alaska's marine mammals and read up on whales, sea otters, dolphins, and more. Menu. Plan & Whales Your Dream Trip. Get Bob's Newsletter The Alaska Map About My Dream Trip. Northern Right-whale dolphin Lissodelphis borealis Harp Seal Phoca groenlandica.

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This magnificent book also covers the walrus,otters ond polar bear s as well as those animals listed on the cover. 13 species of whale are covered from the small pygmy whale to the giant sperm each species is given variation,physical notes,distribution,population Reviews:   But compared to birds, marine mammals have been left out of the conservation picture.

With more than countries adopting marine spatial planning in their national waters, knowing the important areas for marine mammals will enable a more systematic conservation approach and ensure that whale and dolphin habitats are included. 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 efforts.

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. Whales, Dolphins And Porpoises is an introductory guide that offers enlightening information to 96 species of cetacea, some of which can be spotted on whaling watching tours and expeditions.

The Cultural Lives Of Whales And Dolphins explores the social and cultural aspects of these marine mammals, and provides us with a glimpse into their lives. 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.

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J. ‘Hans’ Thewissen studies the evolution, anatomy and embryology of marine mammals, and has travelled the world to study fossil and living whales. His work with the sense organs of modern 5/5(3). Largely based on materials used in undergraduate programmes that the lead author, Professor Chris Parsons, has contributed to at a number of UK and US universities ‘An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation’, is arguably the first complete up-to-date introductory text for students that covers both the full range of marine mammal species and the.

While entanglement in fishing gear is an obvious threat to dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals, a more insidious and potentially more catastrophic danger, is the destruction of their food web.

The worldwide collapse of fisheries is well documented, and more recently, widely publicized. If you’ve always wanted to go whale watching, our hour safari features breathtaking encounters with New Zealand marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, seals, rare seabirds and more. Start your tour from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown central Auckland and explore the natural beauty of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on our purpose.

As NZ’s only research-based marine mammal experience, we work closely with the Dept. of Conservation and several universities to combine up-close viewing of whales, dolphins and sea birds with important marine-biology research conducted on board. The Navy's Marine Mammal Program began in with two goals.

First, the Navy wanted to study the underwater sonar capabilities of dolphins and beluga whales to learn how to design more efficient. 'Whales, Dolphins and Seals' is a tour de force for authors Hadoram Shirihai and artist Brett Jarrett." "The lavishly illustrated paperback is a delight, with Jarrett's exquisitely crafted paintings, copious colour photographs and a text that is well laid out and highly informative." "It really is a delightful book.".

These whales visit year-round – fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales, and more. Dolphins – Take memorable photos as schools of playful dolphins frolic around the boat. Sea lions, pelicans, and other seafaring birds, plus possible sightings of sharks (mako, hammerhead, and great white).

When a new ,square-foot exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago opened on Apit debuted as the largest indoor marine mammal facility in the world.

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The position as world's oceanarium has since shifted repeatedly in recent years. From to it was the Georgia Aquarium in the United States with an initial total water volume of 32, m 3 (8, US gal), later it.

Where can I find more information about bottlenose dolphins. Books and the world wide web are excellent places to learn more about marine mammals. Books. Leatherwood, Stephen. Reeves, Randall R. Foster, Larry. The Sierra Handbook of Whales and Dolphins.

Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA. Leatherwood, Stephen. Whales, Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World (Princeton Field Guides).

Princeton University Press. Brent S. Stewart, Philip J. Clapham, James A. Powell and Randall Reeves.

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World (National Audubon Society Field Guide Series). Knopf. Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson. The book also includes information on marine toxicants and their possible effects on marine mammals.

Scientific advances in the study of marine mammals such as whales, seals, manatees, otters, polar bears, and dolphins have increased exponentially in recent decades, yet few books have fully surveyed the biology of this group.

"Learn everything you ever wanted to know about marine mammals. Read about whales, dolphins, manatees, seals, and more in this pocket-sized encyclopedia. From the tusked narwhal in the Arctic, to pink river dolphins in the Amazon, study marine mammals up close and in detail with this handy species guide."--Page [4] of cover.

Dolphins and whales are integral members of the marine ecosystem. There are so many fascinating similarities between these marine mammals that we often forget their differences.

To get the full scope on these amazing sea animals, let’s start by talking about the general differences between whale.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Paperback - pages Flexi edition (April ), DK Publishing (ISBN: ) Another "must have" for pelagic enthusiasts!. This is probably the best field guide to the whales and dolphins of the world currently available.

A marine mammal park is a commercial theme park or aquarium where marine mammals such as dolphins, beluga whales and sea lions are kept within water tanks and displayed to the public in special shows. A marine mammal park is more elaborate than a dolphinarium, because it also features other marine mammals and offers additional entertainment.

Some whales release a ring of bubbles to corral their prey, and recent research suggests that bowhead whales may live for more than years.

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises, edited by whale biologist Berta, explains the diet, conservation status, and a host of other details for each of the 89 species of cetacea. This guide is a fantastic.A Dolphin & Whale Watching Adventure like no other! Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf’s Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tours offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you’ll never forget.

Seasonally, we see over 1, gray whales, and in the summer we see blue whales.APA Citation (style guide). Shirihai, H., Kirwan, G. M., & Jarrett, B. (). Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton.