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Title National Audubon Society guide to marine mammals of the world / illustrated by Pieter A. Folkens ; written by Randall R. Reeves ... [et al.].

Imprint New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2002.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 527 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm.
Series National Audubon Society field guides
National Audubon Society field guide series.
Note "A Chanticleer Press edition."
Bibliography Includes index.
Contents 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 -- Otters -- Eared seals -- Walrus -- True seals -- Baleen whales -- Sperm whales -- Beaked whales -- River dolphins -- Beluga and Narwhal -- Ocean dolphins -- Porpoises -- Dugong -- Manatees.
Summary 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.
Subject Marine mammals.
Marine mammals -- Identification.
Added Author Folkens, Pieter A.
Reeves, Randall R.
National Audubon Society.
Added Title Guide to marine mammals of the world
Marine mammals of the world
ISBN 0375411410

 
    
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