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Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world

Author: Hadoram Shirihai; Brett Jarrett; Guy M Kirwan; et al
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2006.
Series: Princeton field guides.
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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.
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Shirihai, Hadoram.
Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)656174501
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hadoram Shirihai; Brett Jarrett; Guy M Kirwan; et al
ISBN: 0691127565 9780691127569 0691127573 9780691127576
OCLC Number: 73174536
Description: 384 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
What is a marine mammal? --
Main groups of marine mammals --
Modern taxonomy of marine mammals --
How to look for marine mammals --
Natural history of marine mammals --
Conservation --
How to use this book --
The illustrations --
The maps --
Species accounts --
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) --
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) --
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) --
Right whales --
North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) --
North Pacific Right whale (Eubalaena japonica) --
Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) --
Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) --
Pgymy Right whale (Caperea marginata) --
Rorquals with streamlined bodies --
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) --
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) --
Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) --
Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) --
Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai) --
Northern Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) --
Dwarf Minke whale (Balaenoptera [acutorostrata] species/allospecies) --
Antarctic minke whale (Balaenotera bonaerensis) --
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) --
Pilot whales : the large 'blackfish' --
Short-finned Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) --
Long-finned Pilot whale (Globicephala melas) --
Small 'blackfish" whales and Risso's dolphin --
Pygmy Killer whale (Feresa attenuata) --
Melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) --
False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) --
Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus). Beluga and Norwhal --
Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) --
Norwhal (Monodon monoceros) --
Beaked whales --
Cuvier's Beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) --
Arnoux's Beaked whale (Berardius arnuxii) --
Baird's Beaked whale (Berardius bairdii) --
Shepherd's Beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) --
Longman's Beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus) --
Northern Bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) --
Southern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon planifrons) --
Hector's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori) --
True's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) --
Gervais' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) --
Sowerby's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) --
Gray's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi) --
Pygmy Beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus) --
Andrews' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini) --
Spade-toothed Beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii) --
Hubbs' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi) --
Gingko-toothed Beaked whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) --
Stejneger's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri) --
Strap-toothed whale (Mesoplodon layardii) --
Blainville's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) --
Perrin's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon perrini) --
Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm whales --
Pygmy Sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) --
Dwarf Sperm whale (Kogia sima) --
Bottlenose and similar plain dolphins --
Common Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) --
Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) --
Atlantic Humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) --
Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) --
Narrow-beaked Oceanic dolphins --
Common dolphins --
Short-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) --
Long-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) --
Spinner dolphins --
Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) --
Clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene) --
Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) --
Pantropical Spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) --
Atlantic Spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) --
Short-beaked Oceanic dolphins --
Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) --
White-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) --
Atlantic White-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) --
Pacific White-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) --
Peale's dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis) --
Hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) --
Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus). Cephalorhynchus dolphins --
Commerson's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) --
Chilean dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) --
Haviside's (Heaviside's) dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) --
Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori) --
Right whale dolphins --
Northern Right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) --
Southern Right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii) --
River dolphins and Tucuxi --
Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) --
Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) --
Amazon River dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) --
Ganges River dolphin (Platanista [gangetica] gangetica) --
Indus River dolphin (Platanista [gangetica] minor) --
Chinese River dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) --
Australian Snubfin and Irrawaddy dolphins --
Australian Snubfin dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) --
Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) --
Porpoises --
Finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) --
Spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica) --
Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) --
Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus) --
Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) --
Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) --
Sirenians (Sea cows). Dugong (Dugong dugon) --
Steller's Sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) --
Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis) --
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) --
West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) --
Fur seals of northern/mid-latitudes --
Northern Fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) --
Guadalupe Fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) --
South American Fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) --
Galápagos Fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) --
Juan Fernández Fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii) --
Fur seals of the Southern Ocean --
South African and Australian Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) --
New Zealand Fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) --
Antarctic Fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) --
Subantarctic Fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) --
Sea lions --
California and Galápagos Sea lions (Zalophus californianus) --
South American Sea lion (Otaria byronia) --
Australian Sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) --
New Zealand Sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) --
Northern Sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Northern True seals --
Northern Elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) --
Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) --
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) --
Harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) --
Ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata) --
Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) --
Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) --
Largha seal (Phoca largha) --
Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) --
Mid-latitude True seals --
Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) --
Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) --
Mediterranean Monk seal (Monachus monachus) --
Hawaiian Monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) --
West Indian Monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) --
Subantarctic and Antarctic True seals --
Southern Elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) --
Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) --
Crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) --
Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) --
Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) --
Arctic animals --
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) --
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) --
Otters --
Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) --
Marine otter (Lutra felina) --
Glossary --
Selected marine mammal sites --
Europe --
Eastern North America --
Western North America --
Latin America --
Australia and New Zealand --
Indian Ocean and Asia --
Conversation checklist --
Selected bibliography --
Photographic credits --
Index.
Series Title: Princeton field guides.
Other Titles: Whales, dolphins
Responsibility: Hadoram Shirihai ; illustrated by Brett Jarrett ; edited by Guy M. Kirwan ; editorial consultants, Graeme Cresswell ... [et al.] ; maps by Kelly Macleod, Dylan Walker and Julie Dando.
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