The World of Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises: Natural History & Conservation

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Voyageur Press, Nov 19, 2005 - Nature - 96 pages
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Whales, dolphins, and porpoises form the fascinating order Cetacea. This easy-to-read introduction to their dazzling diversity contains information on some 85 species. The first section of the book sets the scene for life in the sea by piecing together the lives of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The second section discusses the species in more detail, dividing them into family groups, with descriptions of cetacean families: right and grey whales, rorquals, sperm whales, beluga and narwhal, beaked whales, marine dolphins, porpoises, and river dolphins.

There is also a quick fact file, bibliography, and index.

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About the author (2005)

Tony Martin has been a cetacean biologist with the UK's Cambridge-based Sea Mammal Research Unit since 1978. During this time he has studied whales, dolphins and porpoises in many parts of the world and feels most at home in small, remote fieldcamps with dolphins on his doorstep. His fieldwork migrations have taken him to the Arctic in summer and the Amazon in the winter. A delegate to the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission for 18 years,Tony now chairs its work on small cetaceans.

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