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No one ever says 'I can't remember if I've seen a whale.' A close encounter with one of the most enigmatic and remarkable creatures on the planet is a life-changing experience. This comprehensive and authoritative guide covers everything you need to know about where, when and how to watch whales,...
Presenting a global look at conservation of the world's seas and their marine life, this book covers conservation issues pertinent to major groups of marine organisms, key habitats and initiatives in marine conservation. It will be invaluable for tertiary students and those working in conservation and resource management.
By encouraging an appreciation of manatees, the authors hope to help ensure a future in which Floridians can find ways to coexist with and continue to enjoy these uniquely wonderful sirenian inhabitants of their state.Included in this book:* How manatees first came to Florida waters* How manatees fit into the...
This summarises the latest advances in the physiological and ecological responses of marine species to a wide range of potential stressors resulting from current anthropogenic activity, and provides a perspective on future outcomes for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today.
The 89 species of the order Cetacea are some of the most diverse, intelligent, and elusive animals on the planet. Highly migratory, they live beneath remote skies thousands of miles away from land. This title combines highlights from the scholarly studies of the nature and behaviour of the world's whales,...
This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos,...