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 Recommended Books

Below are several lists of good field guides and reference texts.  If you are considering purchasing any of these,  you can click on the link  to its left or find the book directly by copying the author, title or ISBN number and pasting it into the search field at the bottom of the page

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General Information and Identification Guides

 

Advanced texts

Jefferson, Thomas A. 2008.  MArine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

 

Fontaine, Pierre-Henry. 2007.  Whales and Seals: Biology and Ecology

Wilson, Ben and Angus Wilson. 2006.  The Complete Whale-Watching Handbook: A Guide to Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World (Paperback)
 

Berta, A., and J. L. Summich. 2015.  Marine mammals: evolutionary biology. 3rd edition. Academic Press.

 National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World. Chanticleer Press

Hoelzel, A. R (ed). 2002.  Marine mammal biology: an evolutionary approach. Blackwell Science Limited.

Carwadine, M. E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce, and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: the Nature Company Guide.  The Nature Company.

J. R. Twiss Jr., and R. R. Reeves (eds.) 1999.  Conservation and management of marine mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press

Harrison, Peter.  1985. Seabirds. Houghton Mifflin

Mann, J., R. C. Connor, P. L. Tyack, and H. Whitehead. 2001. Cetacean Societies: field studies of dolphins and whales.  The University of Chicago Press.

Waller, G. 1996. Sea Life: A Complete Guide to the Marine Environment.  Smithsonian Institution Press

Perin, W. F., B. Würsig, & J. G. M. Thewissen (eds). 2008. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. 2nd Edition. Academic Press.

The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume II by Peter L. Lutz (Editor), John A. Musick (Editor), Jeanette Wyneken

Reynolds III, J. E., and S. A. Rommel (eds). 1999. Biology of marine mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation by JAMES R. SPOTILA

Whitehead, H. 2003. Sperm whales: social evolution in the ocean. University of Chicago Press

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Guf of Mexico

 

Jefferson, Thomas A. 2015. Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification. 2nd Edition

   

P. G. H. Evans, and J. A. Raga (eds). 2002. Marine mammals: biology and conservation.    Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishing.


 

 

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