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Recommendations for Whalewatcher. A global guide to watching whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild
Author: Trevor Day
Cape Town, 2007
Soft cover, 21x28 cm, 160 pages, throughout colour photos
Alles über das Beobachten von Walen, Delfinen und Tümmlern. Sollte Walbeobachten in Südafrika auf Ihrer Reiseagenda stehen, könnte dieses Sachbuch ein fundierte Wissensgrundlage liefern.
Watching a whale breach the surface, or a dolphin spin through the air, is an unforgettable experience.
Whether you are an armchair whale watcher or preparing to see these extraordinary animals in the wild, this stunningly illustrated guide will help you get the most out of your whale-watching experience.
Whale Watcher provides you with the very latest research on the world's whales, and their smaller relatives, the dolphins and porpoises, as well as offering practical information and expert advice on where to find and how to identify each species.
Dramatic action photography brings to life the thrill of watching whales in the wild, while detailed artwork provides an essential and comprehensive visual reference.
• Identification keys tell you, at a glance, the most recognisable features of each species, from its shape, size and colour, to behaviour and diving patterns.
• Authoritative factfiles provide up-to-date information on each species' habitat, range, conservation and population.
• Extensive information on where to watch the world's cetaceans, when to go and how to get there.
About the Author:
Trevor Day trained as a zoologist and marine biologist before working for the United Nations Development Programme.
He has written on whales, dolphins and porpoises in leading newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Geographical and The Telegraph. His recent publications include Oceans and Lakes and Rivers.
An Introduction to Watching
What Is a Cetacean?
Where to Watch
Watching Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Watching Rorqual Whales
Watching Right and Grey Whales
Southern and Northern Right Whales
Watching Sperm Whales
Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales
Watching Beaked Whales
Baird's and Arnoux's Beaked Whales
Northern and Southern Bottlenose Whales
Cuvier's Beaked Whale
True's Beaked Whale
Sowerby's Beaked Whale
Blainville's Beaked Whale
Watching White Whales
Long- and Short-Finned Pilot Whales
False Killer Whale
Watching Oceanic Dolphins without Prominent Beaks
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided and Dusky Dolphins
Watching Oceanic Dolphins with Prominent Beaks
Northern and Southern Rightwhale Dolphins
Long-Snouted Spinner Dolphin
Watching River Dolphins
Boto (Amazon River Dolphin)
Baiji (Yangtze River Dolphin)
Ganges and Indus River Dolphins