Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Author: Kenneth Stafford Norris,American Institute of Biological Sciences

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520032835

Category: Cetacea

Page: 789

View: 7740

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849771944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

View: 9756

'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution.' Michael Stachowitsch, Marine Ecology What does it mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species. The author, one of the world's foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. This is an essential introduction, guide and reference work for those working to ensure a future for whales and dolphins.

Book of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Lionel Bender

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780831709617

Category: Nature

Page: 37

View: 3308

Invites young readers to explore the worlds of the various species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise, and explains how they are in danger of dying out as a result of hunting and pollution.

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

A Natural History and Species Guide

Author: Annalisa Berta

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618319X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9827

The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals. Opening with an accessible rundown of cetacean biology—including the most recent science on feeding, mating, and communication—Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises then presents species-specific natural history on a range of topics, from anatomy and diet to distribution and conservation status. Each entry also includes original drawings of the species and its key identifiers, such as fin shape and color, tooth shape, and characteristic markings as they would appear both above and below water—a feature unique to this book. Figures of myth and—as the debate over hunting rages on—figures of conflict since long before the days of Moby-Dick, whales, dolphins, and porpoises are also ecologically important and, in many cases, threatened. Written for general enthusiasts, emergent cetacean fans, and biologists alike, this stunning, urgently needed book will serve as the definitive guide for years to come.

Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

Author: Mark Carwardine,Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780783552842

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7311

A field guide to fifty-seven species of cetacean explores whales', dolpins', and porpoises' social interactions, complex adaptations, mythology, and relationships with humans

Pinocchios Abenteuer

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 9788809030350

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 258

View: 369

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Author: Reader's Digest Association

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 6643

Discusses the evolution, biology, habits, and behavior of these water-dwelling mammals

Deep Thinkers

Inside the Minds of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Author: Janet Mann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022638747X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7805

Introduction -- Beneath the surface / Janet Mann and Andrew Read -- The cetacean brain / Camilla Butti and Patrick R. Hof -- Cetacean cognition / Harley -- Cetacean communication / Laela Sayigh and Vincent M. Janik -- Quintessentially social cetaceans / Janet Mann -- Deep culture / Luke Rendell and Hal Whitehead -- Cetacean tool use / Eric Patterson and Janet Mann -- Us & them / Andrew Read

Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic

The Bay of Biscay, English Channel, Celtic Sea and Coastal SW Ireland

Author: Dylan Walker,Graeme Cresswell

Publisher: Dylan Walker

ISBN: 1903657318

Category: Nature

Page: 88

View: 3564

Fully updated, with new images, revised artwork, and the latest distribution data, this comprehensive photographic guide to whales, dolphins, and porpoises now covers coastal southwest Ireland and the Celtic Sea as well as the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. Designed for easy use at sea or when watching from land, it covers all 18 regularly seen species and the 13 rarities that have also been recorded. It includes details of status and behavior, as well as introductory sessions to help you get the most from your whale watching in the region. An introduction to cetaceans, the region, and information to help you get the most from your whale-watching experience Illustrated profiles of the 18 regularly occurring and 13 rare cetaceans of the region Annotated surfacing sequence illustrations and scaled comparison charts Superb photographs and illustrations showing the key features and highlighting comparisons between similar species Distribution maps based on the latest information Charts showing the best times of year to observe each species Full description of typical behavior and facets leading to identification Pocket-sized for convenient use on board or on land-based observatories

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: 539

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

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Eric Hoyt

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859418

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 4695

In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Here are discoveries about cetacean biology and behavior, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. The courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members are fascinating. The symphonic composer of the whale world is the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean. Some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. This book is a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans and an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat. Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises includes: detailed profiles of 90 current species of cetaceans a report on the newly discovered species in the genus Berardius, a small black form related to the Baird's beaked whale fascinating sidebars that bring to life cetacean society and culture an enlightening discussion of the differences between dolphins and porpoises new information on the history and impact of whaling illustrations of each species by renowned artist Uko Gorter color photographs by world-famous marine photographer Brandon Cole, among others.

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises in the Zoo

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562943189

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9044

Discusses the characteristics and behavior of whales and dolphins, and describes how they are captured, transported, cared for, and trained

The Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the Eastern North Pacific

A Guide to Their Identification in the Water

Author: Stephen Leatherwood,William Eugene Evans,Dale W. Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cetacea

Page: 175

View: 7657

The field guide is designed to assist the layman in identifying the whales, dolphins, and porpoises he sees in the eastern North Pacific, including all the area north of the equator and east of 180 degrees W longitude. The animals described are grouped not by scientific relationships but by simularities in appearance in the field. Photographs of the animals in their natural environment are the main aids to identification. (Author).

Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Mark Carwardine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472908148

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4716

Many people dream of seeing whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild, and a good identification guide is a must for any whale-watching trip. This brand new edition of Mark Carwardine's hugely popular Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is fully updated with the latest information on cetaceans. It contains a brilliant series of identification illustrations by Martin Camm, covering every species of cetacean in the world. Identification is further aided by comparison plates (grouped by ocean), along with diagrams of dive profiles and typical spout shapes. The concise text is packed with identification tips are accompanied by accurate maps, along with photographs of each species, carefully chosen to highlight identification criteria. Mark Carwardine's magnificent new guide--small enough to fit in a pocket, yet comprehensive in coverage--is the definitive guide to these special and much-loved mammals.