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ERIC Number: ED253438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Eastern North Pacific and Adjacent Arctic Waters: 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 the waters of the eastern North Pacific, including the Gulf of California, Hawaii, and the western Arctic of North America. The animals described are grouped not by scientific relationships but by similarities in appearance in the field. Photographs of the animals in their natural environment (supplemented by drawings, descriptions, and tables distinguishing the most similar species) form the core of the guide. Appendices include information on: tags on whales, dolphins, and porpoises (written by Larry Hobbs); recording and reporting observations of cetaceans at sea; stranded whales, dolphins, and porpoises; and recording and reporting data on stranded cetaceans. Also included in other appendices are lists of institutions to contact regarding stranded cetaceans and cetacean names in Japanese and Russian. (JN)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Classification, Guides, Identification, Marine Biology, Marine Mammals, Oceanography, Science Education, Wildlife, Zoology
Environmental Science Information Center (D822), Environmental Data and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 6009 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Marine Fisheries Service.
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