Britain's Sea Mammals
Britain's Sea Mammals: Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Seals and Where to Find Them | By Robert Still, Jon Dunn & Hugh Harrop | 128 Pages | 100 Colour Photos | 40 Colour Illustrations | Colour Distribution Maps | WildGuides | Paperback | Nov 2012 | ISBN: 9780691156606
The Publisher’s View: Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals – whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals – found in coastal Britain. It features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom.
The Authors: Jon Dunn lives in Shetland, UK, working there and abroad as a wildlife tour guide and writer.
Robert Still is the publishing director and chief designer of WILDGuides--a publishing company specializing in field guides that help raise funds for conservation.
Hugh Harrop founded the award-winning ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife in 1992. He is the author of Where to Watch Birds in Shetland.
Fatbirder View: OK, so its not a bird book… but anyone on a sea watch or pelagic will have seen the odd sea mammal. If, like me, you can never remember how to tell a Common Seal from a Grey Seal or a Harbour Porpoise from a Dolphin this is a handy guide. What’s more, it comes with a plastic cover so you can slip it in the coat pocket and it will be pretty safe from the spray or the rain that drives into your face on a good sea-watching day! In short an excellent addition to the bookshelf.
Created: 21st Dec 2012