[MARMAM] New Field Guide 'Whales & Dolphins of Europe': Request for images and info

Dylan Walker dylanhwalker at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 29 07:07:13 PDT 2007

   Dear Marmamers,
  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
  Bryde’s Whale Balaenoptera edeni
  Common Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus
  Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps
  Dwarf Sperm Whale Kogia sima
  Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris 
  Northern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon ampullatus 
  Blainville’s Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris 
  True’s Beaked Whale Mesoplodon mirus 
  Sowerby’s 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 
  Risso’s Dolphin Grampus griseus 
  Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 
  Rough-toothed Dolphin Steno bredanensis 
  Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis 
  Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba 
  Fraser’s 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: 
  Dylan Walker 
  17 Embassy Court
  Kings Road
  United Kingdom
  BN1 2PX
  Tel: 0044 (0)1273 739284
  Email: Dylan_walker at wildguides.co.uk
  Web: www.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
  Dylan_walker at wildguides.co.uk

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