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
Dylan Walker and Graeme Cresswell are coauthors of several books, including the WILDGuides title Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic. Walker works for whale and dolphin conservation charity ORCA, and co-owns ethical ecotourism business Planet Whale. Cresswell is a founding member of ORCA. Todd Pusser is a marine biologist and wildlife photographer from North Carolina.
"A wonderful selection of color photos of the ever-interesting sea mammals. It's a quick identification manual that all our tourist whale watchers should have. A great chance to look at the creatures that abound in our local waters."--Ron MacIsaac, Lower Island News
"Filled with extensive information on each species' key identification features, behaviour and status . . . this comprehensive book is teeming with beautiful illustrations that capture the magic of these fascinating creatures."--Michelle LeBaron, Shared Vision Media
"This concise but comprehensive guide to marine mammals is packed with well-organised information, and lavishly illustrated with color photographs, charts and illustrations."--Diana Mumford, Wavelength Magazine
"This is a book you can use over and over again. . . . It was researched by passionate experts, photographed by gifted artists, and organised by a mastermind. . . . [I]ndispensable."--Catherin Dook, Boat Journal
"This guide is the best possible tool to aid field identification for both a novice and a veteran whale watcher. . . . [It] therefore belongs in every wheelhouse, whether it be a vessel that looks for marine mammals or encounters them by chance; in the pack of every passenger on a whale watching boat or cruise ship; in the glove box of every car that rolls onto a ferry or drives along the coast; in every school library; and under the tree of every nature lover."--Bernardo Alps, President, Los Angeles Chapter, American Cetacean Society
Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Graeme Cresswell:
Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Dylan Walker:
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