[MARMAM] New Field Guide 'Whales & Dolphins of Europe': Request for images and info
dylanhwalker at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 29 07:07:13 PDT 2007
Ethical publisher WILDGuides, working alongside authors Dylan Walker and Graeme Cresswell, is pleased to announce the production of a new forthcoming field guide entitled Whales and Dolphins of Europe, further details of which are given at the end of this email.
It is our aim to produce as comprehensive a guide as possible, but to do that we will need the expertise of many colleagues across Europe that share a wealth of field experience. We would like, in particular, to hear from anybody who has noted interesting behaviours or identification features in the cetaceans that they study which are not in the published literature.
We are also very interested to receive sightings and strandings data from around Europe in order to produce detailed cetacean distribution maps for the region, and would welcome any assistance with this.
WILDGuides is a not-for-profit ethical publisher that converts book sales into financial support for nature conservation charities. We are therefore unable to pay photographers for image use, although each photographic submission used will be fully credited (including website details if required), and the photographer will receive a free copy of the book. We currently require the following images taken from European or other North Atlantic waters:
Interesting surfacing behaviour of all species.
Images showing any species with distinctive European backgrounds such as land, boats or people.
Any at-the-surface images of the following species:
North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis
Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis
Brydes Whale Balaenoptera edeni
Common Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus
Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps
Dwarf Sperm Whale Kogia sima
Cuviers Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris
Northern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon ampullatus
Blainvilles Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Trues Beaked Whale Mesoplodon mirus
Sowerbys Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens
Gervais Beaked Whale Mesoplodon europaeus
Narwhal Delphinapterus leucas
Beluga Monodon monoceros
Killer Whale Orcinus orca
Short-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus (breaching/spy-hopping only)
Long-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melas
False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens
Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata
Melon-headed Whale Peponocephala electra
Rissos Dolphin Grampus griseus
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Rough-toothed Dolphin Steno bredanensis
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis
Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Frasers Dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei
Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus
White-beaked Dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena
The authors welcome any information or images that would assist us with this exciting publication. Please send images, with details of the date and location that the images were taken, on CD in a high resolution format to:
17 Embassy Court
Tel: 0044 (0)1273 739284
Email: Dylan_walker at wildguides.co.uk
Further details on Whales and Dolphins of Europe
The first comprehensive photographic guide to the cetaceans of Europe - covering the waters between the Canary Islands in the south, and the high Arctic in the north, and including the Mediterranean, Black and Baltic Seas. Provides detailed information on all 35 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, focusing on identification, behaviour and distribution. Includes 35 remarkable colour plates showing typical views of cetaceans as most people see them - from land or from a boat. These have been produced using the latest digital image technology, and include photographs of some species that have never before been published. Features a comprehensive section on behaviour, packed with amazing photographs, which aims to help the reader get more out of their whale watching experience than ever before. Also includes detailed sections on where, when and how to go whale watching, with chapters on the key whale watching locations in the region. A focus on information gathered
from the region and images with typical European terrestrial backgrounds will give this book a fresh feel when compared to previous world guides, resulting in the first must-have field guide for whale watchers and researchers throughout Europe.
Dylan_walker at wildguides.co.uk
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