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Academic Press Inc
01 December 2015
Mathematics & Sciences; Marine & freshwater mammals
This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available.

This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and whalewatching around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals.
By:   Thomas A. Jefferson (Clymene Enterprises Lakeside CA USA), Marc A. Webber (Golden Gate Cetacean Research, Corte Madera, CA USA), Robert L. Pitman (NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA USA)
Imprint:   Academic Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1.850kg
ISBN:   9780124095427
ISBN 10:   0124095429
Pages:   616
Publication Date:   01 December 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

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

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