Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises

A Natural History and Species Guide

Book - 2015
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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. --Publisher.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780226183190
Branch Call Number: 599.5 WHALES
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Berta, Annalisa - Editor


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Oct 24, 2015

really good illustrations and photos along with good basic information. a great intro to the many species and where they may be found in the world


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