Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification
- Brett JarrettBy
- Thomas Jefferson, Clymene Enterprises, Lakeside CA USA
- Marc Webber, Golden Gate Cetacean Research, Corte Madera, CA USA
- Robert Pitman, NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA USA
With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens âin handâ, and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. This handy guide provides marine biologists and interested lay people with detailed descriptions of diagnostic features, illustrations of external appearance, beautiful photographs, dichotomous keys, and more. Full color illustrations and vivid photographs of every living marine mammal species are incorporated, as well as comprehendible maps showing a range of information. For readers who desire further consultation, authors have included a list of literature references at the end of each species account. For an enhanced understanding of habitation, this guide also includes recognizable geographic forms described separately with colorful paintings and photographs. All of these essential tools provided make Marine Mammals of the World the most detailed and authoritative guide available!
Marine biologists, laypeople interested in a guide to marine mammals.