European Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises Book

European Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Peter G. H. Evans
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128190548

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European Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: Marine Mammal Conservation in Practice presents an intimate view of the workings of international conservation agreements to protect marine mammals, detailing achievements over the last 25 years, identifying weaknesses and making recommendations that governments, scientists, marine stakeholders and the public can take to improve conservation efforts. The book is written by an experienced marine mammal scientist and award-winning conservationist, providing a unique synthesis on their status, distribution and ecology. In addition, it presents information on various conservation threats, including fisheries by catch, contaminants, noise disturbance, plastic ingestion and climate change. This comprehensive resource will appeal to marine mammal conservationists and researchers, as well as environmental and wildlife practitioners at all levels. Offers an accessible review on how scientists study this challenging group of mammals to gather necessary evidence for conservation action Illustrates, with striking images, all recorded regional species, including distribution maps, key threats and specific research methods Includes contributions from leading scientists, conservationists, and members of government and international bodies, like IWC and UNEP

Europe s Sea Mammals Including the Azores  Madeira  the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Book

Europe s Sea Mammals Including the Azores Madeira the Canary Islands and Cape Verde


  • Author : Robert Still
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691190624

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Europe s Sea Mammals Including the Azores Madeira the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Excerpt :

A state-of-the-art photographic identification guide to Europe’s whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals This cutting-edge photographic identification guide to Europe’s sea mammals—the only such guide of its kind—covers the 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 9 species of seals found in the region, which spans the eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean, Caspian and Baltic seas. Written and illustrated by a team of professional tour guides with extensive experience presenting the region’s sea mammals, the guide features more than 180 color photographs, maps and graphics, highlights key identification features and includes information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species. Produced with the marine conservation charity ORCA, the book presents mapping data from a decade of surveys, which shows both current distribution and changes over time. Europe’s Sea Mammals is an essential companion for whale watchers and anyone else who is interested in this enigmatic group of mammals. The only photographic guide dedicated to this popular whale-watching region Features more than 180 color photos, maps and graphics Highlights key identification features and provides essential information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species

Handbook of Whales  Dolphins and Porpoises Book

Handbook of Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Mark Carwardine
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Wildlife
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1472908147

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Many people dream of seeing whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild, and a good identification guide is a must for any whale-watching trip. This brand new edition of Mark Carwardine's hugely popular Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is fully updated with the latest information on cetaceans. It contains a brilliant series of identification illustrations by Martin Camm, covering every species of cetacean in the world. Identification is further aided by comparison plates (grouped by ocean), along with diagrams of dive profiles and typical spout shapes. The concise text is packed with identification tips are accompanied by accurate maps, along with photographs of each species, carefully chosen to highlight identification criteria. Mark Carwardine's magnificent new guide--small enough to fit in a pocket, yet comprehensive in coverage--is the definitive guide to these special and much-loved mammals.

Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic Book

Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic


  • Author : Dylan Walker
  • Publisher : Dylan Walker
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781903657317

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Whales and Dolphins of the European Atlantic Excerpt :

Fully updated, with new images, revised artwork, and the latest distribution data, this comprehensive photographic guide to whales, dolphins, and porpoises now covers coastal southwest Ireland and the Celtic Sea as well as the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. Designed for easy use at sea or when watching from land, it covers all 18 regularly seen species and the 13 rarities that have also been recorded. It includes details of status and behavior, as well as introductory sessions to help you get the most from your whale watching in the region. An introduction to cetaceans, the region, and information to help you get the most from your whale-watching experience Illustrated profiles of the 18 regularly occurring and 13 rare cetaceans of the region Annotated surfacing sequence illustrations and scaled comparison charts Superb photographs and illustrations showing the key features and highlighting comparisons between similar species Distribution maps based on the latest information Charts showing the best times of year to observe each species Full description of typical behavior and facets leading to identification Pocket-sized for convenient use on board or on land-based observatories

Cetacea Book

Cetacea


  • Author : Caroline R. Weir
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2021-02-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 825
  • ISBN 10 : 3030440311

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Preliminary​This volume provides comprehensive overviews of each European cetacean species’ biology including palaeontology, physiology, genetics, reproduction and development, ecology, habitat, diet, mortality and age determination. Their economic significance and management, as well as future challenges for research and conservation are also addressed. Each chapter includes a distribution map, a photograph of the animal and key literature. This authoritative volume of the Handbook of the Mammals of Europe is a timely and detailed compilation of all European cetaceans and will appeal to academics, students and professionals in mammal research.

Britain s Sea Mammals Book
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Britain s Sea Mammals


  • Author : Jon Dunn
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400844968

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Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom. The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution

Marine Protected Areas for Whales  Dolphins and Porpoises Book

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Erich Hoyt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136538308

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The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage MPAs in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020. This book is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

Europe s Sea Mammals Including the Azores  Madeira  the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Book

Europe s Sea Mammals Including the Azores Madeira the Canary Islands and Cape Verde


  • Author : Robert Still
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691182162

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Europe s Sea Mammals Including the Azores Madeira the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Excerpt :

A state-of-the-art photographic identification guide to Europe’s whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals This cutting-edge photographic identification guide to Europe’s sea mammals—the only such guide of its kind—covers the 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 9 species of seals found in the region, which spans the eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean, Caspian and Baltic seas. Written and illustrated by a team of professional tour guides with extensive experience presenting the region’s sea mammals, the guide features more than 180 color photographs, maps and graphics, highlights key identification features and includes information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species. Produced with the marine conservation charity ORCA, the book presents mapping data from a decade of surveys, which shows both current distribution and changes over time. Europe’s Sea Mammals is an essential companion for whale watchers and anyone else who is interested in this enigmatic group of mammals. The only photographic guide dedicated to this popular whale-watching region Features more than 180 color photos, maps and graphics Highlights key identification features and provides essential information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species

Marine Protected Areas for Whales  Dolphins  and Porpoises Book
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Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Erich Hoyt
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849771948

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Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Excerpt :

'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution.'Michael Stachowitsch, Marine EcologyWhat does it mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species.The author, one of the world's foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. This is an essential introduction, guide and reference work for those working to ensure a future for whales and dolphins.

Dolphins  Whales and Porpoises Book

Dolphins Whales and Porpoises


  • Author : Randall R. Reeves
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 9782831706566

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Field Guide to Whales  Dolphins and Porpoises Book

Field Guide to Whales Dolphins and Porpoises


  • Author : Mark Carwardine
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-26
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472990303

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Practical and portable, this is the ultimate field guide to the world's cetaceans. This outstanding new field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With more than 500 accurate and detailed illustrations – complete with detailed annotations pointing out the most significant field marks – this new field guide covers all 93 species and every subspecies in the world. Many of the world's most respected whale biologists have collaborated on the concise text, which is packed with helpful identification tips from cetacean expert, Mark Carwardine. Mark's informative text is accompanied by up-to-date distribution maps for each species. Beautifully designed, to ensure critical information is quickly accessible, this is an indispensable resource that every whale-watcher will want to carry out to sea.

Dolphins  Porpoises and Whales of the World Book

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World


  • Author : International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 2880329361

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The Best Whale Watching in Europe Book

The Best Whale Watching in Europe


  • Author : Erich Hoyt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Dolphin watching
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822033521527

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Mark Carwardine s Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe Book

Mark Carwardine s Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe


  • Author : Mark Carwardine
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472910165

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A new and fully updated edition of this popular title, which is the definitive guide to watching whales, dolphins and porpoises in British and other European waters. A fascinating introduction to whales and whale watching is followed by a detailed field guide with spectacular illustrations, identification and behaviour tips, dive sequences and distribution maps for all the cetaceans of Europe. The final part of the book provides a comprehensive guide to Europe's major whale watching sites, covering 19 countries in all, from Scotland and Ireland to Spain and Norway. Imagine watching Minke Whales in the light of the midnight sun in Iceland; snorkelling with a wild Bottlenose Dolphin; or sharing a day with a group of Blue Whales against a spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains. These are just a few of the whale and dolphin watching experiences now available in different parts of Europe, which is rapidly becoming a hot-spot for this exhilarating activity.