Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 13
- Grade: 8
Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the marine mammals of the North American Pacific (Baja California, Mexico to South East Alaska), covering all 38 species of cetacean (whales, dolphins and porpoises), six species of seals and sea lions, and the sea otter.
Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific covers each species' key identification features and includes information on behaviour, status and distribution. Colour distribution maps and full-colour artwork accompanies the text for each species. The book's 38 remarkable colour plates depict typical views of cetaceans at sea, including images of some species never previously published.
Whales and Dolphins of the North American Pacific provides extensive information on where, when and how to go whalewatching and a guide to the best places to watch, including four accounts of outstanding days on the water. There are additional chapters on the geography, climate and oceanography of the North American Pacific.
Proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the American Cetacean Society.
About the authors
Graeme Cresswell is a conservation advisor with a longstanding interest in marine wildlife and an accomplished photographer specializing in marine mammals, and a founding member of Organisation Cetacea (ORCA). Cresswell works with WILDGuides, a non-profit publishing organization with a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation.
Dylan Walker is a professional field naturalist, conservationist and author with a passion for the marine environment, particularly whales and dolphins.
He works with WILDGuides, a non-profit publishing organization with a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation.
Todd Pusser is a biologist and wildlife photographer whose marine photography has been published in BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife and many other publications throughout the UK and North America. Pusser works with WILDGuides, a non-profit publishing organization with a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation.
Whales & Dolphins of the North American Pacific: Including Seals and Other Marine MammalsThis comprehensive guide examines marine mammals found on the West Coast from the Baja to southeast Alaska. It begins with a brief explanation of the geography, climate and oceanography of the North American Pacific before moving on to the definition of a marine mammal. It then discusses when, where and how to identify marine mammals with colour plates, descriptions and special sidebars. A quick reference section on the different types of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea otters includes how to identify the mammal, similar species, behaviour, and their status and distribution. It concludes with a glossary and useful website links.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2007-2008.