ERIC Number: ED160408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic: A Guide to Their Identification.
Leatherwood, Stephen; And Others
This field guide is designed to permit observers to identify the cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) they see in western North Atlantic, including the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the coastal waters of the United States and Canada. The animals described are not grouped by scientific relationships but by similarities in appearance in the field. Photographs of the animals in their natural environment are the main aids to identification. A dichotomized key is provided to aid in identification of stranded cetaceans and appendices describe how and to whom to report data in live and dead cetaceans. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Classification, Guides, Identification, Marine Mammals, Oceanography, Science Education, Zoology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-020-00119-0; No price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Marine Fisheries Service.
Note: Photographs may not reproduce well