[MARMAM] New book - Marine Mammals of BC

John Ford john.k.ford at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Thu Sep 25 11:07:00 PDT 2014


I’m pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Marine Mammals of British Columbia. This handbook is Volume 6 in the series The Mammals of British Columbia, published by the Royal BC Museum.  

The following is the publisher’s description:

In Marine Mammals of British Columbia, Dr. John Ford presents the latest information on 31 species that live in or visit Canada’s west-coast waters: 25 cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and 6 carnivores (seals, sea lions and the sea otter). He discusses their general biology, including how they feed, communicate, reproduce and behave in the marine environment. He also describes each species and summarizes its distribution, habitat, social organization, exploitation by humans, conservation status and much more.

This book includes:

more than 100 colour photographs to help identify species and show aspects of behaviour;
colour illustrations of all species, showing distinctions between males, females and young;
line drawings of skulls;
maps showing sightings in BC;
pointers on where to find each species and how to identify them at sea; and
identification keys for whole animals and skeletal remains.
September 2014, paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches,  464 pages
ISBN 978-0-7726-6734-2

The book’s cover can be seen and it can be ordered from:  http://www.hgdistribution.com/book_details.php?isbn_upc=9780772667342
It is also available (or soon will be) from other online book retailers, such as amazon.ca, chapters.indigo.ca, amazon.com, booktopia.com.au, etc.


John Ford
Pacific Biological Station,
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Nanaimo, BC

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