Thomas A. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a marine mammal biologist and director of Clymene Enterprises, inLakeside, California. He has been studying marine mammals around the world since 1983, and has traveledwidely in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australasia in pursuit of his work. His primary focus is on the populationbiology and taxonomy of small cetaceans, and their effective conservation. Marc A. Webber has studied marine mammals in the wild and captivity since 1977. He has traveled to theArctic, Antarctic, and many areas in between to study, photograph, and teach about marine mammals. Hehas worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1992 and at present is the Deputy Manager at AlaskaMaritime National Wildlife Refuge which is based in Homer, Alaska. Robert L. Pitman is a marine biologist at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California,and has published extensively on marine birds and mammals. Since 1976 he has averaged 6 months a yearat sea on research vessels operating in all the world's oceans. His current research interests include ecologyand systematics of killer whales in Antarctica and Australia.
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