European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Author: Peter G. H. Evans
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN 10: 012819054X
ISBN 13: 9780128190548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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. The book is written by an experienced marine mammal scientist and award-winning conservationist, providing a unique synthesis on their status, distribution and ecology. In addition, it presents information on various conservation threats, including fisheries by catch, contaminants, noise disturbance, plastic ingestion and climate change. This comprehensive resource will appeal to marine mammal conservationists and researchers, as well as environmental and wildlife practitioners at all levels. Offers an accessible review on how scientists study this challenging group of mammals to gather necessary evidence for conservation action Illustrates, with striking images, all recorded regional species, including distribution maps, key threats and specific research methods Includes contributions from leading scientists, conservationists, and members of government and international bodies, like IWC and UNEP

The Best Whale Watching in Europe

The Best Whale Watching in Europe
Author: Erich Hoyt
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822033521527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde

Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde
Author: Robert Still,Hugh Harrop,Luís Dias,Tim Stenton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 0691190623
ISBN 13: 9780691190624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe's Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Book Review:

A state-of-the-art photographic identification guide to Europe’s whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals This cutting-edge photographic identification guide to Europe’s sea mammals—the only such guide of its kind—covers the 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 9 species of seals found in the region, which spans the eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean, Caspian and Baltic seas. Written and illustrated by a team of professional tour guides with extensive experience presenting the region’s sea mammals, the guide features more than 180 color photographs, maps and graphics, highlights key identification features and includes information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species. Produced with the marine conservation charity ORCA, the book presents mapping data from a decade of surveys, which shows both current distribution and changes over time. Europe’s Sea Mammals is an essential companion for whale watchers and anyone else who is interested in this enigmatic group of mammals. The only photographic guide dedicated to this popular whale-watching region Features more than 180 color photos, maps and graphics Highlights key identification features and provides essential information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species

The Book of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

The Book of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Author: Lionel Bender
Publsiher: Smithmark Publishers
Total Pages: 37
Release: 1992-03
ISBN 10: 9780831709617
ISBN 13: 0831709618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Book Review:

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 and Dolphins of the European Atlantic

Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic
Author: Dylan Walker,Graeme Cresswell
Publsiher: Dylan Walker
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1903657318
ISBN 13: 9781903657317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic Book Review:

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

Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whalewatching

Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whalewatching
Author: Mark Carwardine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781845372729
ISBN 13: 1845372727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises
Author: Erich Hoyt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136561471
ISBN 13: 9781136561474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

'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.

Mark Carwardine's Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe

Mark Carwardine's Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe
Author: Mark Carwardine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 1472934946
ISBN 13: 9781472934949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Carwardine's Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe Book Review:

A new and fully updated edition of this popular title, which is the definitive guide to watching whales, dolphins and porpoises in British and other European waters. A fascinating introduction to whales and whale watching is followed by a detailed field guide with spectacular illustrations, identification and behaviour tips, dive sequences and distribution maps for all the cetaceans of Europe. The final part of the book provides a comprehensive guide to Europe's major whale watching sites, covering 19 countries in all, from Scotland and Ireland to Spain and Norway. Imagine watching Minke Whales in the light of the midnight sun in Iceland; snorkelling with a wild Bottlenose Dolphin; or sharing a day with a group of Blue Whales against a spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains. These are just a few of the whale and dolphin watching experiences now available in different parts of Europe, which is rapidly becoming a hot-spot for this exhilarating activity.

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Author: Annalisa Berta
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 022618322X
ISBN 13: 9780226183220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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. 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.

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises
Author: Randall R. Reeves
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 2831706564
ISBN 13: 9782831706566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cetacea

Cetacea
Author: Caroline R. Weir,Peter G. H. Evans,Marianne Helene Rasmussen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 825
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN 10: 9783030440312
ISBN 13: 3030440311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cetacea Book Review:

Preliminary​This volume provides comprehensive overviews of each European cetacean species’ biology including palaeontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat, diet, mortality and age determination. Their economic significance and management, as well as future challenges for research and conservation are also addressed. Each chapter includes a distribution map, a photograph of the animal and key literature. This authoritative volume of the Handbook of the Mammals of Europe is a timely and detailed compilation of all European cetaceans and will appeal to academics, students and professionals in mammal research.

Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Author: Mark Carwardine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 9781472908148
ISBN 13: 1472908147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

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.

Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific

Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific
Author: Graeme Cresswell,Dylan Walker,Todd Pusser
Publsiher: Dylan Walker
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1903657059
ISBN 13: 9781903657058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the marine mammals of the North American Pacific (from Baja California in Mexico to southeast Alaska), featuring stunning color photographs of all 39 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, as well as 6 species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter. Provides detailed information on all 39 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, the 6 species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter, focusing on identification, behavior, and distribution Includes 45 remarkable color plates showing typical views of marine mammals as most people see them--from land or from a boat. These have been produced using the latest digital image technology, and include photographs of some species that have never before been published Features a comprehensive section on behavior, packed with amazing photographs, which aims to help the reader get more out of their whale-watching experience than ever before Also includes detailed sections on where, when, and how to go whale watching, and four accounts by leading experts of outstanding days on the water Easy-to-use format helps whale-watchers identify any species they encounter, whether they are a beginner or an expert

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Author: Eric Hoyt
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9781770859418
ISBN 13: 1770859411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

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.

Marine Mammals of the North Atlantic

Marine Mammals of the North Atlantic
Author: Carl Christian Kinze
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780691113074
ISBN 13: 0691113076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals of the North Atlantic Book Review:

Despite strong public interest in marine mammals and the incredible popularity of whale watching, particularly in the North Atlantic, many marine mammal populations remain little known. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive and attractive guide to the marine mammals of the North Atlantic--and the only guide to cover all fifty-one species found there. It offers whale watchers and other marine mammal enthusiasts the means to identify the region's seals, manatees, walrus, and polar bear in addition to its forty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.Distribution maps for each species complement the 250 striking color illustrations. The straightforward text emphasizes diagnostic features but also covers the behavior, reproduction, feeding, habitat, and migration of these intrinsically fascinating animals. In the process, the book sorts out marine mammal taxonomy, answering such questions as how dolphins and porpoises differ and whether killer whales are really dolphins or whales.As a guide, this book will be invaluable to boaters, divers, shore dwellers, and all who venture into or on North Atlantic water. It will also interest aquarium visitors and anyone who has ever wanted to see a pod of whales, school of dolphins, or society of porpoises in action. * illustrates and depicts the diagnostic features of all 51 marine mammal species occurring in the North Atlantic * gives full coverage to not only whales, dolphins, and porpoises but also seals, manatees, the walrus, and the polar bear * features 250 color illustrations * contains distribution maps for each species and provides information on behavior, reproduction, and feeding for each species * describes the North Atlantic as a habitat for marine mammals * features concise text written by a top expert Carl Christian Kinze is Coordinator and Public Education Officer for the Danish Cetacean Study Network and a former President of the European Cetacean Society. He is a member of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and has published widely on marine mammals.

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Author: Mark Carwardine,Martin Camm
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781405357944
ISBN 13: 1405357940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Book Review:

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises you will find. From the Common Dolphin to the Killer Whale, discover the world's cetaceans. Over 900 incredible photos, annotations and detailed descriptions highlighting chief characteristics and distinguishing marks will help you to identify different whale, dolphin or porpoise species quickly and easily. Covers everything, from how to find them and where to look, to how to tell one species from another and interpret their different behaviours. Perfect for nature lovers and pocket-sized so you can take it anywhere.

Polar Bear

Polar Bear
Author: Margery Fee
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 178914177X
ISBN 13: 9781789141771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polar Bear Book Review:

Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, these white-furred, black-skinned giants can measure up to three meters in length and weigh up to fifteen hundred pounds. They are also iconic in other ways. They are a symbol of the climate change debate, with their survival now threatened by the loss of Arctic ice, and their images decorate fountains and the cornices of buildings across the world. They sell cold drinks. They feature in children’s books, on merry-go-rounds, and under the arms of weary toddlers heading for bed. Their pelts were once highly prized by hunters, and live captures became attractions in zoos and circuses. Stuffed bears still haunt museums and stately homes. In this natural and cultural history of the polar bear, Margery Fee explores the evolution, species, habitat, and behavior of the animal, as well as its portrayal in art, literature, film, and advertising. Illustrated throughout, Polar Bear will beguile anyone who loves these outsize, beautiful, seemingly cuddly, yet deadly carnivores.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Author: Fog City Press,Mark Carwardine
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781877019494
ISBN 13: 1877019496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

Presents the latest research about whales, dolphins, and porpoises, covering their biology and behavior, and how to identify and observe them. Also included is a field guide that describes numerous species of cetaceans and details some of the world's premier sites for observing and interacting with them.

Britain's Sea Mammals

Britain's Sea Mammals
Author: Jon Dunn,Robert Still,Hugh Harrop
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-01-17
ISBN 10: 1400844967
ISBN 13: 9781400844968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain's Sea Mammals Book Review:

Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom. The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution

On the Hunt for Medieval Whales

On the Hunt for Medieval Whales
Author: Youri van den Hurk
Publsiher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Limited
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781407357201
ISBN 13: 1407357204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Hunt for Medieval Whales Book Review:

Medieval cetacean (whales, dolphins, andporpoises) exploitation has frequently been connected to various medievalsocieties, including the Basques, Norse, Normans, and Flemish. Primarily forthe ninth to the twelfth centuries AD, it has been argued that the symbolicsignificance of cetaceans surpassed their utilitarian value and that theirconsumption was restricted to the social elite. The extent to which activewhaling was practised remains unclear. The identification of zooarchaeologicalcetacean fragments to the species level is hard and as a result they arefrequently merely identified as 'whale', resulting in a poor understanding ofhuman-cetacean interaction in the past. Zooarchaeological research as part of this study has revealed thatmedieval cetacean exploitation was widespread and especially the harbourporpoise (Phocoena phocoena), common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiopstruncatus), and the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)were frequently targeted. The exploitation additionally seems to have oftenbeen restricted to the social elite.