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

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

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

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

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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: 448
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1136538305
ISBN 13: 9781136538308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage MPAs in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020. This book is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

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.

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.

Field Guide to Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Field Guide to Whales  Dolphins and Porpoises
Author: Mark Carwardine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-26
ISBN 10: 1472990307
ISBN 13: 9781472990303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Book Review:

Practical and portable, this is the ultimate field guide to the world's cetaceans. This outstanding new field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With more than 500 accurate and detailed illustrations – complete with detailed annotations pointing out the most significant field marks – this new field guide covers all 93 species and every subspecies in the world. Many of the world's most respected whale biologists have collaborated on the concise text, which is packed with helpful identification tips from cetacean expert, Mark Carwardine. Mark's informative text is accompanied by up-to-date distribution maps for each species. Beautifully designed, to ensure critical information is quickly accessible, this is an indispensable resource that every whale-watcher will want to carry out to sea.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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

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.

Britain s Sea Mammals

Britain s Sea Mammals
Author: Jon Dunn,Robert Still,Hugh Harrop
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-12-16
ISBN 10: 0691156603
ISBN 13: 9780691156606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain s Sea Mammals Book Review:

"A guide to the sea mammals - whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals - found in coastal Britain. It features more than 100 photographs and close to 40 detailed illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered."--Back cover.

Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises
Author: Annalisa Berta
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 022618319X
ISBN 13: 9780226183190
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.

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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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.

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: 256
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 1472910168
ISBN 13: 9781472910165
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.

Deep Thinkers

Deep Thinkers
Author: Janet Mann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 9781782405078
ISBN 13: 1782405070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Thinkers Book Review:

"Professor Janet Mann is an expert in the social networks of cetacean societies. Her new book, explores just that: self-recognition, complex songs, intricate social networks, and cetaceans' ability to relate to humans. She also takes a deep dive into the environmental impact we are having on them." - The Guardian "In keeping technical language to a minimum and matching the clearly written text to beautiful illustrations and clear and concise diagrams, Mann and her collaborators have produced an evocative summary of what it is to be whale." - New Scientist ""A fascinating book highlighting some of the most extraordinary features of whales, dolphins and porpoises, it's ideal for those interested in wildlife behaviour." - Outdoor Photography *Book of the Month* "Through their complex songs and intricate underwater societies, we assume whales, dolphins and porpoises are the smartest creatures in the sea. But how do we know? Through the findings of researchers in mammalian intelligence who observe cetacean brains and study mammals in the field and in captivity, this book dives deep to find the answers." - Coast Magazine *Book of the Month* "For anyone who has ever felt mildly nauseous when reading books by authors who find dolphin smiles and whale song endlessly spiritual, uplifting experiences, this more dispassionate offering might come as a tonic." - Diver Magazine "Deep Thinkers makes for a great introduction to the topic of cetacean intelligence, and would be the perfect gift to your non-biologist friend or relative who wants to know more." - Natural History Book Services Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are the smartest creatures in the sea. We know of their self-recognition, complex songs, their intricate societies and their ability to relate to humans. But how do we know just how intelligent these creatures are? And what is the extent of our knowledge? This insightful scientific study brings together the top researchers in this field to explain their findings in a straightforward and accessible way that requires no prior knowledge. Examining cetacean brains and comparing intelligence markers with birds, bats, primates, this study showcases the extraordinary behaviors of marine mammals and explains what they reveal about intelligence. Featuring beautiful photographs, clear explanatory graphics, and lively, engaging text, Deep Thinkers is a truly comprehensive exploration that will set the benchmark for future titles on this topic.