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Whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Published by Reader"s Digest Association in Pleasantville, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whales.,
  • Dolphins.,
  • Porpoises.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    SeriesReader"s digest explores
    ContributionsReader"s Digest Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.C4 W4419 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL658142M
    ISBN 100895779765
    LC Control Number97003331

      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 resource for biologists and aquatic-mammal watchers : Annalisa Berta. My books can also be purchased as personally signed copies with shipping anywhere in the world. Go to To find out about quantity book orders at discount (for museums, whale watch operators, cruise ships, book/ gift shops and conservation groups), click here. For a complete list of all my books, click here.

    A partial list of this family of approximately 73 species includes the sperm, killer, false killer, pilot, narwhal, melon-headed and beaked whales along with all species known as dolphins and porpoises. Collectively speaking, toothed whales inhabit a wide variety of aquatic ecosystems ranging from rivers near the equator to polar seas. Book List by Grade Preschool & Kindergarten A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins. And Whales by Bonnie Worth Little Gray Whale’s Great Migration by Marta Lindsey First & Second Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells A Whale is Not a Fish and Other Animal Mix-Ups by Melvin Berger Third & Fourth.

      “We've had confirmed sightings of Harbour Porpoise, White Beaked Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Minke Whale and even a few sightings of Humpback Whales.” 2) Scarborough.   Mark has been writing a monthly column in BBC Wildlife magazine since , is Contributing Editor of Wanderlust magazine, and has written more than 50 books on wildlife and conservation, including many about whales. He has been studying, observing and photographing whales, dolphins and porpoises around the world for more than 30 years. show more5/5(1).


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The appendix comprises approximately a quarter of the book's content, with profiles of 90 recognized species of cetaceans, including information on their length, weight, habitat and range, diet, social notes, and conservation s: Porpoises are smaller than most dolphins and generally live in coastal waters, rather than out in the open sea.

Porpoises › Dolphins › Dolphins are small, toothed whales. In dark water, dolphins use sound to find their food and to figure out where they are. Dolphins › Beluga › The beluga is a white whale. Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises California library reprint series Volume 1 of International Symposium on Cetacean Research Library reprint series: Authors: Kenneth Stafford Norris, American Institute of Biological Sciences: Editor: Kenneth Stafford Norris: Edition: reprint: Publisher: University of California Press, ISBN:   Dive into the world of cetaceans in this short film inspired by ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WHALES, DOLPHINS & PORPOISES, the new book from Erich Hoyt.

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Find out about dolphins, whales and porpoises as protected species. Learn about licensing for dolphins and porpoises. Canada's Parliament has passed legislation banning whales, dolphins and porpoises from being bred or held in captivity — a move that was hailed by animal rights activists.

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I /5. People use the terms dolphins, porpoises, and whales to describe marine mammals belonging to the order Cetacea (from the Greek work ketos, “large sea creature”), and often use them interchangeably. The orca, or killer whale, for example, is actually the largest member of the dolphin family.

Dolphins are by far more prevalent than porpoises. 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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With nearly 1, accurate color illustrations—complete with detailed annotations pointing out significant field marks—this outstanding book covers all 90 species and every subspecies of cetaceans around the ed on: Febru The book shows the interaction of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and human cultures around the world and discusses such conservation issues as tuna fishing, whaling, habitat degradation, pollution, and the threat of extinction.

Numerous colour illustrations make the book appealing to a wide audience.