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Marine Mammals of the World A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification


Marine Mammals of the World  A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
  • Author : Thomas A. Jefferson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2011-08-29
  • ISBN : 9780080557847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens “in hand , and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. This handy guide provides marine biologists and interested lay people with detailed descriptions of diagnostic features, illustrations of external appearance, beautiful photographs, dichotomous keys, and more. Full color illustrations and vivid photographs of every living marine mammal species are incorporated, as well as comprehendible maps showing a range of information. For readers who desire further consultation, authors have included a list of literature references at the end of each species account. For an enhanced understanding of habitation, this guide also includes recognizable geographic forms described separately with colorful paintings and photographs. All of these essential tools provided make Marine Mammals of the World the most detailed and authoritative guide available! * Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification * Authors’ collective experience adds up to 80 years, and have seen nearly all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide * Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available * Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in “problem groups, such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphin, and southern fur seals * Includes a detailed list of sources for more information at the back of the book.

Marine Mammals of the World


Marine Mammals of the World
  • Author : Thomas A. Jefferson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2015-07-28
  • ISBN : 9780124095922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World


National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World
  • Author : Randall R. Reeves
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822031427487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

Walker s Marine Mammals of the World


Walker s Marine Mammals of the World
  • Author : Ronald M. Nowak
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2003-05-28
  • ISBN : 0801873436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Marine mammals are among the most fascinating and most watched of Earth's many animal species, particularly for their many adaptations for life in and around the water and their unique methods of communication. This comprehensive guide to the order is for experts and enthusiasts alike.

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World


Whales  Dolphins  and Other Marine Mammals of the World
  • Author : Hadoram Shirihai
  • Publisher : Princeton Field Guides
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : UOM:49015003153765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.