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Title Whales, dolphins, & porpoises : a natural history and species guide / edited by Annalisa Berta.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  599.5 WHA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  599.5 WHA    DUE 08-07-20
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Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 282) and index.
Summary The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses of their lives as they break the surface of the water. But thanks to the marriage of science and technology, we are now beginning to understand their anatomy, complex social structures, extraordinary communication abilities, and behavioral patterns. In this beautifully illustrated guide, renowned marine mammalogist Annalisa Berta draws on the contributions of a pod of fellow whale biologists to present the most comprehensive, authoritative overview ever published of these remarkable aquatic mammals. --Publisher
Subject Whales -- Anatomy.
Dolphins -- Anatomy.
Porpoises -- Anatomy.
Whales -- Behavior.
Dolphins -- Behavior.
Porpoises -- Behavior.
Added Author Berta, Annalisa, editor.
Added Title Whales, dolphins, and porpoises
ISBN 9780226183190 (cloth : alk. paper)
022618319X (cloth : alk. paper)
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