Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

ISBN-10: 0691127573
ISBN-13: 9780691127576
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.75 plates of original color illustrations A go-to field guide to all of the world's marine mammals Contains key field marks and summaries of behavior More than 475 color photos 124 color maps An exquisite blend of text, illustrations, and photos, harmonized for practical field usage Suitable for both amateurs and seasoned professionals

Preface
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
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus
Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae
Grey Whale
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
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
Antarctic Minke Whale Balaenoptera bonaerensis
Killer Whale
Killer Whale Orcinus orca
Pilot whales - 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
Beluga and Narwhal
Beluga Delphinapterus leucas
Narwhal 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 Inia 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
Galapagos Fur Seal Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Juan Fernandez 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 Lion 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
Conservation checklist
Selected bibliography
Photographic credits
Index

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