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National Audubon Society guide to marine mammals of the world

Author: Pieter A Folkens; et al
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. The guide delineates evolution, worldwide population, migratory routes, and habitats, and describes feeding habits, vocalizations, social organization, surface behavior, and threats to and chances for survival. The text for each animal is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter A Folkens; et al
ISBN: 0375411410 9780375411410
OCLC Number: 1037210030
Description: 527 p. : ill., maps, photos.
Contents: Introduction. What is a marine mammal? --
Range and habitat --
Behavior --
Reproduction --
Food and foraging --
Status and conservation --
Watching marine mammals --
Organization of the guide. Polar bear and otters. Polar bear --
Otter. Pinnipeds. Eared seals --
Walrus --
True seals. Cetaceans. Baleen whales --
Sperm whales --
Beaked whales --
River dolphins --
Beluga and narwhal --
Ocean dolphins --
Porpoises. Sirenians. Dugong --
Mantees --
APPENDICES: Regional assemblages --
Marine mammal morphology --
Illustrated glossary.
Other Titles: Field guide to marine mammals of the world
Responsibility: illustrated by Pieter Arend Folkens ; written by Randall R. Reeves ... [et al.].

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Covers 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. Information about each species covers every aspect of the animal's anatomy, life cycle, and behavior. The guide delineates evolution, worldwide population, migratory routes, and habitats, and describes feeding habits, vocalizations, social organization, surface behavior, and threats to and chances for survival. The text for each animal is accompanied by up to three richly detailed full-color paintings by marine artist Pieter Folkens, full-color photographs illustrating typical behavior, and a map indicating the species' range and migration. Additional maps give water temperatures, ocean currents, and ocean floor geography. "Watching" guidelines include identification techniques, where and when to go, and how to deal with a stranded animal.

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