Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast: Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (California Natural History Guides, Volume 100)

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast: Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (California Natural History Guides, Volume 100)

Sarah G. Allen, Joe Mortenson, Sophie Webb


From grey whales giving delivery within the lagoons of Baja California to sea otters nestled in kelp beds off California to killer whales dwelling round Vancouver Island—this striking stretch of the Pacific Coast boasts essentially the most considerable populations of sea mammals in the world. this convenient interpretive box consultant describes the forty five whales, dolphins, seals, and otters which are resident in, migrate via, or forage from Baja in Mexico to British Columbia in Canada. The guide’s wealthy species money owed supply information on id, traditional historical past, distribution, and conservation. additionally they inform the place and the way those attention-grabbing animals can top be considered. Introductory chapters provide basic details at the ecology, evolution, and taxonomy of marine mammals; at the Pacific Coast’s special atmosphere; and at the courting among marine mammals and people from local cultures to this day. that includes many colour illustrations, pictures, drawings, and maps, this updated consultant illuminates a desirable team of animals and divulges a lot approximately their mysterious lives within the ocean.

Illustrated through Sophie Webb

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