Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises.
Mankind has celebrated whales, dolphins and porpoises since prehistoric times. Down through the ages to the present day, these marine mammals have fascinated and inspired people around the world.
This introduction to whales, dolphins and porpoises, collectively known as cetaceans, has all the information required to better understand and appreciate these charismatic animals and their marine environment. We explore the history, biology, behaviour and relationships with man of each of the cetacean families.
Illustrated throughout with captivating photographs, there is something for everyone to discover in this up-to-date survey of some of the world's most popular, and endangered, animals.
Anthony Martin has been a marine mammal biologist with the UK's Sea Mammal Research Unit and British Antarctic Survey since 1978. He has studied whales, dolphins and porpoises in many parts of the world and feels most at home in small, remote fieldcamps with marine mammals and seabirds on his doorstep.
Tony's current fieldwork migrations take him to both polar regions in summer and the Amazon in winter. A delegate to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission for 23 years, Tony recently chaired its work on small cetaceans.
By Tony Martin (WorldLife Library).