Europe's Sea Mammals

Europe's Sea Mammals

The first identification guide to Europe’s Cetaceans and Seals

By Daria Blackwell - 30/05/2019

A new visual reference for identification of 39 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises and 9 species of seals covers a region that spans the Eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean, Caspian, and Baltic seas. Produced in cooperation with ORCA, the marine conservation charity, the book includes mapping data from a decade of surveys which shows current distribution and changes over time.

Europe’s Sea Mammals is an essential companion for anyone venturing any distance offshore in European waters. Encounters with frolicking dolphins, studious whales, performing porpoises and curious seals are magical and inspirational…we’re so fortunate to be out there to see them in their environment, and now we can tell others all about it in an informed manner.

Unlike many other reference guides, this is not the work of scientists but rather of a team of professional tour guides with extensive experience identifying and discussing the range, ecology, behaviour, and conservation status of each species. Information is presented in very clear, simple terms. Their library of stunningly beautiful photographs is extensive and complemented by illustrations, maps and charts.

Europe's Sea Mammals
Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Cape Verde
A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals

by Robert Still, Hugh Harrop, Tim Stenton, and Luis Dias

Princeton University Press, Paperback, June 2019, $24.95, £20.00
ISBN 9780691182162, 208 pp., 5 7/8 x 8 ¼, 200 colour photos
E-book ISBN 9780691190624

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eBook editions are available from many online vendors.

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