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Author Allen, Sarah G.
Title Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast : Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia / Sarah G. Allen, Joe Mortenson ; illustrated by Sophie Webb.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.

Author Allen, Sarah G.
Series California natural history guides ; no. 100
California natural history guides ; 100.
Subject Marine mammals -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Marine mammals -- Pacific Coast (North America) -- Identification.
Alt Name Mortenson, Joseph.
Webb, Sophie.
Add Title Marine mammals of the Pacific Coast
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 569 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary From gray whales giving birth in the lagoons of Baja California to sea otters nestled in kelp beds off California to killer whales living around Vancouver Islandthis spectacular stretch of the Pacific Coast boasts one of the most abundant populations of sea mammals on earth. This handy interpretive field guide describes the 45 whales, dolphins, seals, and otters that are resident in, migrate through, or forage from Baja in Mexico to British Columbia in Canada. The guides rich species accounts provide details on identification, natural history, distribution, and conservation. They also tell where and how these fascinating animals can best be viewed. Introductory chapters give general information on the ecology, evolution, and taxonomy of marine mammals; on the Pacific Coasts unique environment; and on the relationship between marine mammals and humans from native cultures to today. Featuring many color illustrations, photographs, drawings, and maps, this up-to-date guide illuminates a fascinating group of animals and reveals much about their mysterious lives in the ocean.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; MARINE HABITAT PLATES; INTRODUCTION; SPECIES PLATES; CETACEANS; CARNIVORES; Glossary; References and Further Reading; Art Credits; Index; Additional Captions.
ISBN 9780520947313 (electronic bk.)
0520947312 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 704274152
Additional Format Print version: Allen, Sarah G. Field guide to marine mammals of the Pacific Coast. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011 9780520265448 (DLC) 2010027947 (OCoLC)606760454

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