Marine mammals encompass a range of animals, from sea lions to sea otters and from polar bears to dolphins and whales, which range the world's oceans from pole to pole. They include some of the most intelligent and captivating animals on Earth, and some of the most threatened. Now a comprehensive encyclopedia written by world leaders in their fields provides the definitive word on the behavior, physiology, systematics, and ecology of marine mammals.
Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, edited by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, and J.G.M Thewissen, approaches marine mammals from every angle, from albinism to whale lice, in hundreds of clear and concise entries. Co-editor Dr. Bernd Würsig (Texas A&M University), principal investigator of the Earthwatch-supported New Zealand Dolphins project, authored many of the entries on marine mammal behavior, as well as an overview of ecology and a history of marine mammal research. This book would make an outstanding resource for any student of marine biology or mammalogy and a valuable addition to any library
Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, and J.G.M Thewissen (eds.). Academic Press, 2002.