Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the eastern North Pacific and adjacent Arctic waters: a guide to their identification

Leatherwood, Stephen and Reeves, Randall R. and Perrin, William F. and Evans, William E. and Hobbs, Larry (1982) Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the eastern North Pacific and adjacent Arctic waters: a guide to their identification. Seattle, WA, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular, 444)

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Abstract

This is an identification guide for cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), that was designed to assist laymen in identifying cetaceans encountered in eastern North Pacific and Arctic waters. It was intended for use by ongoing cetacean observer programs. This is a revision of an earlier guide with the same title published in 1972 by the Naval Undersa Center and the National Marine Fisheries Service. It includes sections on identifying cetaceans at sea as well as stranded animals on shore. Species accounts are divided by body size and presence or lack of a dorsal fin. Appendices include illustrations of tags on whales, dolphins, and porpoises, by Larry Hobbs; how to record data from observed cetaceans at sea and for stranded cetaceans; and a list of cetacean names in Japanese and Russian. (Document contains 245 pages - file takes considerable time to open)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the eastern North Pacific and adjacent Arctic waters: a guide to their identification
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Leatherwood, Stephen
Reeves, Randall R.rrreeves@okapis.ca
Perrin, William F.William.Perrin@noaa.gov
Evans, William E.
Hobbs, Larry
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular
Number: 444
Date: 1982
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Place of Publication: Seattle, WA
Funders: National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
Contact Email Address: Sonja.Kromann@noaa.gov
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Additional Information: Scanned by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, August 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: whale; dolphin; porpoise; cetacean; marine mammal; species identification; North Pacific Ocean; Arctic Ocean; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Conservation
Management
Fisheries
Biology
Environment
Item ID: 1402
Depositing User: Ms. Sonja Kromann
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008 08:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:39
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1402

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