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

European Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

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

Guide to the Identification of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises in European Seas

Guide to the Identification of Whales  Dolphins and Porpoises in European Seas
Author: Peter G. H. Evans
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781857161939
ISBN 13: 1857161939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Identification of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises in European Seas Book Review:

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: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 0691182167
ISBN 13: 9780691182162
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

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.

The Best Whale Watching in Europe

The Best Whale Watching in Europe
Author: Erich Hoyt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822033521527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Whale Watching in Europe Book Review:

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

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

Dolphins Whales and Porpoises Book Review:

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.

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World

Dolphins  Porpoises and Whales of the World
Author: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 429
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9782880329365
ISBN 13: 2880329361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World Book Review:

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

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Marine Protected Areas for Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises
Author: Erich Hoyt
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1849771944
ISBN 13: 9781849771948
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 EcologyWhat 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.

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

Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

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.

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.

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.

Atlas of Cetacean Distribution in North west European Waters

Atlas of Cetacean Distribution in North west European Waters
Author: James B. Reid,Peter G. H. Evans,Simon P. Northridge,Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031203656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Cetacean Distribution in North west European Waters Book Review:

An account of the distribution of 28 cetacean species that are known to have occurred in the waters off north-west Europe. Individual chapters cover particular species in detail, spanning identification, behaviour and social organisation, diet and habitat preferences, worldwide distribution and population status.

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.

Deep Thinkers

Deep Thinkers
Author: Janet Mann
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 022638750X
ISBN 13: 9780226387505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Thinkers Book Review:

Humans aside, dolphins, whales, and porpoises are often considered to be the smartest creatures on Earth. Science and nature buffs are drawn to stories of their use of tools, their self-recognition, their beautiful and complex songs, and their intricate societies. But how do we know what we know, and what does it mean? In Deep Thinkers, renowned cetacean biologist Janet Mann gathers a gam of the world’s leading whale and dolphin researchers—including Luke Rendell, Hal Whitehead, and many more—to illuminate these vital questions, exploring the astounding capacities of cetacean brains. Diving into our current understanding of and dynamic research on dolphin and whale cognition, communication, and culture, Deep Thinkers reveals how incredibly sophisticated these mammals are—and how much we can learn about other animal minds by studying cetacean behavior. Through a combination of fascinating text and more than 150 beautiful and informative illustrations, chapters compare the intelligence markers of cetaceans with those of birds, bats, and primates, asking how we might properly define intelligence in nonhumans. As all-encompassing and profound as the seas in which these deep cetacean cultures have evolved, Deep Thinkers is an awesome and inspiring journey into the fathoms—a reminder of what we gain through their close study, and of what we lose when the great minds of the sea disappear.

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins
Author: Hal Whitehead,Luke Rendell
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN 10: 0226895319
ISBN 13: 9780226895314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins Book Review:

Drawing on their own research as well as scientific literature including evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology and neuroscience, two cetacean biologists submerge themselves in the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live.

Whales Dolphins and Seals

Whales  Dolphins and Seals
Author: Brett Jarrett,Hadoram Shirihai
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 1472969669
ISBN 13: 9781472969668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales Dolphins and Seals Book Review:

This is a complete field guide to the world's marine mammals. It covers the field identification - including geographical, sex and age variations - of all the whales, dolphins, seals and sea cows, plus the Walrus, Polar Bear and marine otters.

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins
Author: Whitlow W.L. Au,Richard R. Fay
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461211506
ISBN 13: 9781461211501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins Book Review:

Here, experts in different areas of the field provide an overview of the bioacoustics of whales and dolphins as well as a thorough introduction to the subject for investigators of hearing in other animals. Topics covered include the structure and function of cetacean auditory systems, the unique sound production system of odontocetes, acoustic communication, psychoacoustics, echolocation and models of sound propagation.