This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available.
This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 616
Weight: 1680 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 41 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"This book is an incredible asset for solving those identification problems and is a must-have for any person or entity responsible for positively identifying marine mammals." --Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
"...truly is a comprehensive guide to identification...contains updated taxonomy, illustrations and photographs and also features four new species...will make a fantastic addition to the library of any marine scientist, student or nature enthusiast." --AVJ