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Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 4: Marine Mammals

Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 4: Marine Mammals

Don E Wilson, Russell A Mittermeier & Toni Llobet

Marine mammals include some of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Large, majestic whales and stunning, playful dolphins have provided mysterious companionship to humans at sea for hundreds of years. These magical creatures, along with the equally fascinating seals and sea lions, have developed a completely different set of adaptations from their terrestrial ancestors and relatives. Volume 4 of the HMW series provides complete accounts of all species and families in these important groups. Lavishly illustrated with colour photos showing different behaviours of all of them, the text contains the latest up-to-date information on all families of sea mammals.

This volume also includes a Special Chapter about Sea Mammal Conservation, by Roderic B Mast, Nataly Castelblanco-Martínez & Arlo H Hemphill.

Features up-to-date information on all families of marine mammals.

  • Family Trichechidae (Manatees) Thomas O'Shea
  • Family Dugongidae (Dugong) Helene Marsh
  • Family Phocidae (Earless Seals) Brent Stewart
  • Family Otariidae (Eared Seals) Marc Webber
  • Family Odobenidae (Walrus) Brent Stewart
  • Family Platanistidae (South Asian River Dolphin) Gill Braulik
  • Family Lipotidae (Baiji) Brian Smith
  • Family Ziphiidae (Beaked Whales) Colin MacLeod
  • Family Iniidae (Amazon River Dolphins) Vera da Silva & Anthony Martin
  • Family Pontoporiidae (Franciscana) Eduardo Secchi
  • Family Delphinidae (Ocean Dolphins) John Wang, Kimberly Riehl & Sarah Dungan
  • Family Monodontidae (Narwhal and Beluga) Pierre Richard
  • Family Phocoenidae (Porpoises) Thomas Jefferson
  • Family Physeteridae (Sperm Whale) Sarah Mesnick
  • Family Kogiidae (Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales) Donald McAlpine
  • Family Balaenidae (Right and Bowhead Whales) Barbara Curry & Robert Brownell
  • Family Neobalaenidae (Pygmy Right Whale) Catherine Kemper
  • Family Eschrichtiidae (Gray Whale) Steven Swartz
  • Family Balaenopteridae (Rorquals) Thomas Deméré

614 pages.

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