Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the western North Atlantic: a guide to their identification

Leatherwood, Stephen and Caldwell, David K. and Winn, Howard E. and Schevill, William E and Caldwell, Melba C. (1976) Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the western North Atlantic: 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, 396)

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Abstract

This is an identification guide for cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). It was designed to assist laypersons in identifying cetaceans encountered in the western North Atlantic Ocean and was intended for use by ongoing cetacean observer programs. This publication 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 cover tags used on cetacean species; how to record and report cetacean observations at see and for stranded cetaceans; and a list of contacts for reporting cetacean strandings. (Document pdf contains 183 pages - file takes considerable time to open)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the western North Atlantic: a guide to their identification
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Leatherwood, Stephen
Caldwell, David K.
Winn, Howard E.
Schevill, William E
Caldwell, Melba C.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular
Number: 396
Date: 1976
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
Place of Publication: Seattle, WA
Funders: Platforms of Opportunity Program, NMFS, NOAA
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Additional Information: Scanned by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA, August 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: whale; dolphin; porpoise; cetacean; marine mammal; species identification; North Atlantic Ocean; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Management
Conservation
Ecology
Fisheries
Biology
Environment
Item ID: 1417
Depositing User: Ms. Sonja Kromann
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008 08:26
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:35
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1417

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