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Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals of the world / Hadoram Shirihai ; illustrated by Brett Jarrett ; edited by Guy M. Kirwan ; editorial consultants, Graeme Cresswell ... [et al.] ; maps by Kelly Macleod, Dylan Walker and Julie Dando

Whales, dolphins
Author:
Shirihai, Hadoram
Jarrett, Brett
Kirwan, Guy M
Physical description:
384 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Identification
Date:
2006
Topic:
Marine mammals
Aquatic mammals
Contents:
Preface -- What is a marine mammal? -- Main groups of marine mammals -- Modern taxonomy of marine mammals -- How to look for marine mammals -- Natural history of marine mammals -- Conservation -- How to use this book -- The illustrations -- The maps -- Species accounts -- Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) -- Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) -- Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) -- Right whales -- North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) -- North Pacific Right whale (Eubalaena japonica) -- Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) -- Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) -- Pgymy Right whale (Caperea marginata) -- Rorquals with streamlined bodies -- Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) -- Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) -- Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) -- Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) -- Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai) -- Northern Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) -- Dwarf Minke whale (Balaenoptera [acutorostrata] species/allospecies) -- Antarctic minke whale (Balaenotera bonaerensis) -- Killer whale (Orcinus orca) -- Pilot whale : the large 'blackfish' -- Short-finned Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) -- Long-finned Pilot whale (Globicephala melas) -- Small 'blackfish" whales and Risso's dolphin -- Pygmy Killer whale (Feresa attenuata) -- Melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) -- False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) -- Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) --
Beluga and Norwhal -- Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) -- Norwhal (Monodon monoceros) -- Beaked whales -- Cuvier's Beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) -- Arnoux's Beaked whale (Berardius arnuxii) -- Baird's Beaked whale (Berardius bairdii) -- Shepherd's Beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) -- Longman's Beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus) -- Northern Bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) -- Southern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon planifrons) -- Hector's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori) -- True's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) -- Gervais' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) -- Sowerby's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) -- Gray's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi) -- Pygmy Beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus) -- Andrews' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini) -- Spade-toothed Beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii) -- Hubbs' Beaked whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi) -- Gingko-toothed Beaked whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) -- Stejneger's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri) -- Strap-toothed whale (Mesoplodon layardii) -- Blainville's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) -- Perrin's Beaked whale (Mesoplodon perrini) -- Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm whales -- Pygmy Sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) -- Dwarf Sperm whale (Kogia sima) -- Bottlenose and similar plain dolphins -- Common Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) --
Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) -- Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) -- Atlantic Humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) -- Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) -- Narrow-beaked Oceanic dolphins -- Common dolphins -- Short-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) -- Long-beaked Common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) -- Spinner dolphins -- Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) -- Clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene) -- Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) -- Pantropical Spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) -- Atlantic Spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) -- Short-beaked Oceanic dolphins -- Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) -- White-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) -- Atlantic White-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) -- Pacific White-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) -- Peale's dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis ) -- Hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) -- Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) --
Cephalorhynchus dolphins -- Commerson's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) -- Chilean dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) -- Haviside's (Heaviside's) dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) -- Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori) -- Right whale dolphins -- Northern Right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) -- Southern Right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii) -- River dolphins and Tucuxi -- Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) -- Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) -- Amazon River dolphin (Ilia geoffrensis) -- Ganges River dolphin (Platanista [gangetica] gangetica) -- Indus River dolphin (Platanista [gangetica] minor) -- Chinese River dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) -- Australian Snubfin and Irrawaddy dolphins -- Australian Snubfin dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) -- Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) -- Porpoises -- Finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) -- Spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica) -- Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) -- Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus) -- Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) -- Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) -- Sirenians (Sea cows) --
Dugong (Dugong dugon) -- Steller's Sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) -- Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis) -- West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) -- West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) -- Fur seals of Northern/mid-latitudes -- Northern Fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) -- Guadalupe Fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) -- South American Fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) -- Galápagos Fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) -- Juan Fernández Fur seal (Arctocephalus philippii) -- Fur seals of the Southern Ocean -- South African and Australian Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) -- New Zealand Fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) -- Antarctic Fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) -- Subantarctic Fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) -- Sea lions -- California and Galapagos Sea lions (Zalophus californianus) -- South American Sea lions (Otaria byronia) -- Australian Sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) -- New Zealand Sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) -- Northern Sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) --
Northern True seals -- Northern Elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) -- Hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) -- Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) -- Harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) -- Ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata ) -- Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) -- Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) -- Largha seal (Phoca largha) -- Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) -- Mid-latitude True seals -- Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) -- Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) -- Mediterranean Monk seal (Monachus monachus) -- Hawaiian Monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) -- West Indian Monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) -- Subantarctic and Antarctic True seals -- Southern Elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) -- Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) -- Crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga) -- Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) -- Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) -- Arctic animals -- Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) -- Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) -- Otters -- Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) -- Marine otter (Lutra felina) -- Glossary -- Selected marine mammal sites -- Europe -- Eastern North America -- Western North America -- Latin America -- Australia and New Zealand -- Indian Ocean and Asia -- Conversation checklist -- Selected bibliography -- Photographic credits -- Index
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