Europe’s Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde : A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals


Europe’s Sea Mammals Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde : A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Pages: 208 Illustrations and other contents: 39 Maps ISBN: 9780691182162 Categories: ,

A state-of-the-art photographic identification guide to Europe’s whales, dolphins, porpoises and sealsThis 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 regionFeatures more than 180 color photos, maps and graphicsHighlights key identification features and provides essential information on the range, ecology, behaviour and conservation status of each species

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"An essential companion for anyone venturing any distance offshore in European waters. Encounters with frolicking dolphins, studious whales, performing porpoises and curious seals are magical and inspirational. . . . We're so fortunate to be out there to see them in their environment, and now we can tell others all about it in an informed manner."---Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club "I can see myself using this for many years to come as proved by one of my lecturer's whole-hearted recommendation that all marine biology students get a copy."---Chelsea Knight, Mammal News "Europe's Sea Mammals is the sort of field guide that's a pleasure to browse through. . . . more than 200 pages rammed with every last iota of information."---Steve Weinman, Diver "This is a visually stunning book . . . . For those with an interest in mammals this guide will be very informative and will certainly enhance the experience of mammal watching."---Geoff O'Brien, International Journal of Environment Studies "The visuals are unparalleled, presenting the animals in various states of swimming, diving and feeding, with tips on distinguishing between species. Maps identify where each mammal can be found at different times of the year. Stunning photography makes you want to get out there to see for yourself. . . . Who hasn't been thrilled at an encounter with these magnificent sea creatures?" * * "[Europe's Sea Mammals] is a significant reminder that the oceans are full of exquisite creatures, but despite their depth and vastness are no more immune from threats than are terrestrial ecosystems. . . . Buy an extra copy and send it to your Member of Parliament, Congressman or Deputy, to your Prime Minister or to your President."---David M. Gascoigne, Travels with Birds "An excellent guide for the sea mammals found in this region and . . . a must for anyone interested in locating, identifying and observing this group of mammals in the field."---Rachel Barber, British Trust for Ornithology "If you want to know all about the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals around the coast of the UK and beyond then get this. It has everything. . . . Easy to read. . . . Bright, clear, and superbly printed. . . . A very complete guide." * UK Safari * "A lot of information, all useful, is packed into just two pages! . . . The overall impression is of a well thought out book in terms of both layout and content . . . I am sure that I will consult it regularly."---Clive Herbert, London Naturalist "Full of images of fins, tails (flukes) and blow forms for the Cetacea, supported by diagrams, written descriptions and tips on where and how to find them. . . . the care and detail put into this title is difficult to surpass."---Pat Sang, The Biologist "This book is a great guide for tour guides and whale watchers . . . . It contains accurate and well-organized information, is illustrated with cutting-edge photographs, maps, and graphics." * Conservation Biology *

Author Biography

Robert Still is publishing director of WILDGuides and a prolific natural history author. Hugh Harrop is an award-winning photographer and owner of the ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife. Tim Stenton is a widely traveled whale photographer and the author of Moray Firth Dolphins. Luis Dias is an accomplished photographer and former marine research biologist who runs ocean tours from Madeira.