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Whales, dolphins, & porpoises : a natural history and species guide / edited by Annalisa Berta.

Berta, Annalisa, editor. (Added Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 599.5 WHALES (Text) 33946003088296 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville ANIMALS WATER-OCEAN WHALES.DOLPH Berta (Text) 37516002020744 AdultNF Animals Water Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780226183190
  • ISBN: 022618319X
  • Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, c2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The biology. Phylogeny & evolution ; Anatomy & physiology ; Behavior ; Food & foraging ; Life history ; Range ; Habitat ; Conservation & management -- -- Identification tools & maps . Identification keys ; Surface behaviors ; How & where to watch -- The species directory -- Right whales, Southern Right Whale ; North Atlantic Right Whale ; North Pacific Right Whale ; Bowhead Whale ; Pygmy Right Whale -- Rorqual Whales and Gray Whale Gray Whale ; Common Minke Whale ; Antarctic Minke Whale ; Sei Whale ; Byrde's Whale ; Omura's Whale ; Fin Whale ; Humpback Whale -- Oceanic Dolphins. Commerson's Dolphin ; Chilean Dolphin ; Heaviside's Dolphin ; Hector's Dolphin ; Long-beaked Common Dolphin - Short-beaked Comon Dolphin ; Pygmy Killer Whale ; Short-finned Pilot Whale ; Long-finned Pilot Whale ; Risso's Dolphin ; Fraser's Dolphin ; Atlantic White-sided Dolphin ; White-headed Dolphin ; Peale's Dolphin ; Hourglass Dolphin ; Pacific White-sided Dolphin ; Dusky Dolphin ; Northern Right Whale Dolphin ; Southern Right Whale Dolphin ; Irrawaddy Dolphin ; Australian Snubfin Dolphin ; Killer Whale ; Melon-headed Whale ; False Killer Whale ; Tucuxi ; Guiana Dolphin ; Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin ; Indian Humpback Dolphin ; Australian Humpback Dolphin ; Atlantic Humpback Dolphin ; Pantropical Spotted Dolphin ; Clymene Dolphine ; Striped Dolphin ; Atlantic Spotted Dolphin ; Spinner Dolphin ; Rough-toothed Dolphin ; Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin ; Common Bottlenose Dolphin -- Sperm Whales. Sperm Whale ; Pygmy Sperm Whale ; Dwarf Sperm Whale -- Narwhal & Beluga. Narwhal ; Beluga -- Beaked Whales. Arnoux's Beaked Whale ; Baird's Beaked Whale ; Norhtern Bottlenose Whale ; Southern Bottlenose Whale ; Longman's Beaked Whale ; Sowerby's Beaked Whale ; Anderew's Beaked Whale ; Hubbs' Beaked Whale ; Blainville's Beaked Whale ; Gervais' Beaked Whale ; Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale ; Gray's Beaked Whale ; Hector's Beaked Whale ; Daraniyagala's Beaked Whale ; Strap-toothed Beaded Whale ; True's Beaked Whale ; Perrin's Beaked Whale ; Pygmy Beaked Whale ; Stejneger's Beaked Whale ; Spade-toothed Beaded Whale ; Shepherd's Beaked Whale ; Cuvier's Beaked Whale -- River Dolphins. Baiji ; Franciscana ; Amazon River Dolphin ; Ganges River Dolphin -- Porpoises. Narrow-ridged Finless Porpoise ; Indo-Pacific Finless Porpiose ; Spectacled Porpoise ; Harbor Porpoise ; Vaquita ; Burmeister's Porpoise ; Dall's Porpoise -- Appendices. Classification of cetaceans ; Glossary ; Resources ; Notes on contributors ; Index ; Acknowledgments.
Summary, etc.: 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. --Publisher.
Subject: Whales > Anatomy.
Dolphins > Anatomy.
Porpoises > Anatomy.
Whales > Behavior.
Dolphins > Behavior.
Porpoises > Behavior.

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