Animals > Mammals > Whales Dolphins and Porpoises (101) More files... An up-to-date guide to all known whale, dolphin and porpoise species.
ISBN: 978-1-78240-152-0
£29.99
Published by Ivy Press.

The 90 currently recognised species of the order Cetacea are some of the most diverse, intelligent and elusive creatures on the planet. Highly migratory, the huge distances these animals cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpse of their lives. Technological advances have, however, increased our understanding, and you’ll find all the most interesting new research on these magnificent creatures gathered together in Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this title combines highlights from the latest scholarly studies of the nature and behaviour of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises, with a fully comprehensive species directory, that offers detailed profiles of each species alongside all the information needed to identify them in the wild.

Evolutionary biologist Annalisa Berta introduces the history of cetacean biology, evolution and their key anatomical features, as well as information on social behaviour, life history and feeding techniques. This book will inspire readers to find, recognise, watch, and appreciate whales, dolphins, and porpoises and will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in conservation, as understanding how these mammals live, is the key to providing a framework for our efforts in their protection.

Annalisa Berta has been Professor of Biology at San Diego State University, California, for more than 30 years, specialising in the anatomy and evolutionary biology of marine mammals. Past President of the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology and co-Senior Editor of the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Berta has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and several books for the specialist and non-scientist, including Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology.
Pod of Hawaiian spinner dolphin / Gray's spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris longirostris)  Kona, Hawaii, Big Island, Central Pacific Ocean  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Pod of Hawaiian spinner dolphin / Gray's spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris longirostris) Kona, Hawaii, Big Island, Central Pacific Ocean
Sequence of a breaching Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, Atlantic Ocean. Digital composite.Oc...  -  Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Sequence of a breaching Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes, UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, Atlantic Ocean. Digital composite.Oc...
Illustration of Southern right / baleen / rorqual  whale (Eubalaena australis) Balaenidae  (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Southern right / baleen / rorqual whale (Eubalaena australis) Balaenidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of North Atlantic / Northern Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis / Balaena glacialis glacialis)  endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of North Atlantic / Northern Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis / Balaena glacialis glacialis) endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) Balaenidae; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) Balaenidae; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of the surface profile with blow and dive sequence of North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) and Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena...  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of the surface profile with blow and dive sequence of North Atlantic Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) and Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena...
Illustration of Bowhead Whale / Rorqual Whale(Balaena mysticetus), Balaenidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Bowhead Whale / Rorqual Whale(Balaena mysticetus), Balaenidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) diving, blowing and breaching sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) diving, blowing and breaching sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata) Neobalaenidae, baleen whale; rorqual whale (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata) Neobalaenidae, baleen whale; rorqual whale (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of a Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata) dive sequence / surface profile.  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of a Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata) dive sequence / surface profile.
Bryde's whale {Balaenoptera brydei / edeni} with throat pleats expanded after feeding on baitball of Sardines {Sardinops sagax} off Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean. Veolia Environnement...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Bryde's whale {Balaenoptera brydei / edeni} with throat pleats expanded after feeding on baitball of Sardines {Sardinops sagax} off Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean. Veolia Environnement...
Illustration of Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Eschrichtiidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Eschrichtiidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Eschrichtiidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Eschrichtiidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Eschrichtiidae; dive and spyhopping sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Eschrichtiidae; dive and spyhopping sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Balaenopteridae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Balaenopteridae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of the surface profile with blow and diving/breach behaviour of Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostra).  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of the surface profile with blow and diving/breach behaviour of Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostra).
Illustration of Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), Balaenopteridae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), Balaenopteridae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Minke whale / Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), dive and breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Minke whale / Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), dive and breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Sei Whale / Sardine Whale (Balaenoptera borealis), Balaenopteridae; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Sei Whale / Sardine Whale (Balaenoptera borealis), Balaenopteridae; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Sei / Sardine Whale (Balaenoptera borealis), Balaenopteridae, dive and jump sequence in profile.  Threatened / endangered species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Sei / Sardine Whale (Balaenoptera borealis), Balaenopteridae, dive and jump sequence in profile. Threatened / endangered species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Brydes Whale / Tropical Whale (Balaenoptera edeni), Balaenidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Brydes Whale / Tropical Whale (Balaenoptera edeni), Balaenidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Bryde's Whale / Tropical Whale (Balaenoptera edeni), dive and breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Bryde's Whale / Tropical Whale (Balaenoptera edeni), dive and breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Balaenidae; the largest animal on Earth. Endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Balaenidae; the largest animal on Earth. Endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Balaenopteridae, dive sequence in profile; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Balaenopteridae, dive sequence in profile; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico  -  Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Blue whale underwater close-up of head and mouth feeding with pouch inflated, Mexico  -  DOC WHITE
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DOC WHITE / Blue whale underwater close-up of head and mouth feeding with pouch inflated, Mexico
Illustration of Omura's Whale (Balaenoptera omurai).  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of Omura's Whale (Balaenoptera omurai).
Illustration of the surface profile with blow and diving behaviour of Omura's Whale (Balaenoptera omurai).  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of the surface profile with blow and diving behaviour of Omura's Whale (Balaenoptera omurai).
Illustration of Fin Whale / Finback / Finner(Balaenoptera physalus), Balaenidae; endangered/threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Fin Whale / Finback / Finner(Balaenoptera physalus), Balaenidae; endangered/threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Finner / Razorback / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Balaenopteridae, blow, dive and spyhopping sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Finner / Razorback / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Balaenopteridae, blow, dive and spyhopping sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Humpback Whale / Hump-Backed Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Balaenopteridae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Humpback Whale / Hump-Backed Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Balaenopteridae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Balaenopteridae, dive, jump and breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Balaenopteridae, dive, jump and breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.  -  Doc White
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Doc White / Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf. Tonga, South Pacific, September.
Humpback whale breaching {Megaptera novaeangliae} Tonga, South Pacific Ocean ~(Non-ex).  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Humpback whale breaching {Megaptera novaeangliae} Tonga, South Pacific Ocean ~(Non-ex).
Pacific white sided dolphin leaping {Lagenorhynchus obliquidens} BC, Canada.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Pacific white sided dolphin leaping {Lagenorhynchus obliquidens} BC, Canada.
Illustration of Commerson's / Skunk / Piebald dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), Delphinidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Commerson's / Skunk / Piebald dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), Delphinidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Commerson's / Skunk / Piebald Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), dive and jump sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Commerson's / Skunk / Piebald Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), dive and jump sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Chilean Dolphin / White-bellied Dolphin / Black Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia), Delphinidae; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Chilean Dolphin / White-bellied Dolphin / Black Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia), Delphinidae; endangered / threatened species (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of the diving behaviour and breaching of a Chilean Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia).  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of the diving behaviour and breaching of a Chilean Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia).
Illustration of Heaviside's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii), Odontocetidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Heaviside's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii), Odontocetidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of the diving and breaching sequence of Heavisides Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii).  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of the diving and breaching sequence of Heavisides Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii).
Illustration of Hector's dolphin / New Zealand dolphin / Little pied dolphin / (Cephalorhynchus hectori), Delphnidae - endangered (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Hector's dolphin / New Zealand dolphin / Little pied dolphin / (Cephalorhynchus hectori), Delphnidae - endangered (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of the diving and breaching of Hectors Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori). Editorial use only.  -  Rebecca Robinson
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Rebecca Robinson / Illustration of the diving and breaching of Hectors Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori). Editorial use only.
Illustration of Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis), Delphnidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis), Delphnidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis), Delphinidae, dive and jump sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis), Delphinidae, dive and jump sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Short-beaked common dolphin / Criss-cross dolphin (Delphinus delphis), Delphinidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Short-beaked common dolphin / Criss-cross dolphin (Delphinus delphis), Delphinidae (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breach sequence in profile (Wildlife Art Company).
Illustration of Pygmy Killer / Lesser Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata), Delphinidae (Wildlife Art Company).  -  Martin Camm / Carwardine
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Martin Camm / Carwardine / Illustration of Pygmy Killer / Lesser Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata), Delphinidae (Wildlife Art Company).
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