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Marine Mammals of the North Atlantic

Out of Print

By: CC Kinze

192 pages, Illus, Maps

Princeton University Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #156493 | ISBN: 0691113076
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About this book

Despite strong public interest in marine mammals and the incredible popularity of whale watching, particularly in the North Atlantic, many marine mammal populations remain little known. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive and guide to the marine mammals of the North Atlantic, and the only guide to cover all fifty-one species found there. It offers whale watchers and other marine mammal enthusiasts the means to identify the region's seals, manatees, walrus, and polar bear in addition to its forty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

This book is extremely well designed and written. As a combination reference book and field guide for both the general public and biologist, it is a significant contribution. es G. Mead, Curator of Marine Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


Contents

Preface 9 Structure of the book and how to use it 11 The North Atlantic 14 Marine mammals 25 Whales, dolphins and popoises 27 Toothed whales Odontoceti 41 Baleen whales Mysticeti 119 Seals and walruses 147 Other marine-mammal groups 173 Glossary 183 Bibliography 184 Useful websites 185 List of photographers 185 Index 186

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Biography

Carl Christian Kinze is Coordinator and Public Education Officer for the Danish Cetacean Study Network and a former President of the European Cetacean Society. He is a member of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and has published widely on marine mammals.

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