Within this guide are tools to identify and appreciate the 27 species of whales and dolphins that make this region home. From easily recognized humpback and killer whales to the elusive pygmy sperm whale, and from acrobatic white-sided dolphins to gregarious belugas, you'll learn about each of their characteristics, feeding and behaviour, and habitat. Population status and threats to each species are also explored.
Tara S. Stevens has devoted her career to studying whales and dolphins, with research projects taking her from Labrador to the West Indies, as well as to British Columbia. Her research interests include the social and feeding behaviour of cetaceans, particularly killer whales, and underwater whale vocalization analysis.