National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World (National Audubon Society Field Guide)

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Written by a team of experts and featuring hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and maps, the most authoritative, up-to-date, and accessible information on marine mammals–perfect for your outdoor excursions or your home library. The National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World describes in fascinating detail all 120 species of the world’s whales, dolphins,

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Written by a team of experts and featuring hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and maps, the most authoritative, up-to-date, and accessible information on marine mammals–perfect for your outdoor excursions or your home library.

The National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World describes in fascinating detail all 120 species of the world’s whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, manatees, Marine and Sea Otters, and the Polar Bear. Organized by the four major groups of marine mammals—marine fissipeds, pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sirenians—the species descriptions include:

Full-color paintings, color photographs showing appearance in the wild and illustrating typical behaviors, life history data, range and habitat text and a full-color range map based on the most current information. Facts about social organization, surface behaviors, swimming, and diving. Information on mating behavior, breeding, and the rearing of young. Details about food items and foraging techniques. Estimates of population in the wild, plus current and historic threats.

A general introduction outlines the evolution and taxonomy of marine mammals, distribution, migration, watching guidelines, identification techniques, organizations and laws that protect marine mammals, and more.

Introductions to groups include comparative size illustrations, discussion of behaviors particular to the group, and other unique features.

A useful illustrated glossary of terms and an index of species names complete the guide.

Comments

LGLA says:

Great Book for Marine Lover! My son has been obsessed with sea creatures since he was a few years old. We went on a whale watching trip recently and the marine biologist traveling with us had this book. I bought it for my sons 6th birthday last month and he loves it! He has spent time reading it every day after school! There is some information he cant quite understand when reading alone, but he will grow into it and can also read those pieces with an adult.

Javier Fernandez says:

Excellent field guide I know 2 more guides on this subject, and I have to say that this one is, by far, the best of all of them, with abundant scientific, accurate and reliable text and descriptions, lots of pictures and drawings, user friendly and easy to tote. I strongly recommend it.

surfcity says:

Useful guide Well illustrated

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