Transients: Mammal-Hunting Killer Whales of British Columbia, Washington, and Southeastern Alaska

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9780295978178: Transients: Mammal-Hunting Killer Whales of British Columbia, Washington, and Southeastern Alaska

Describes the natural history of killer whales and provides a catalogue of identification photographs for whale enthusiasts. With a focus on transient killer whales, Ford (director of marine mammal research, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and professor at the U. of British Columbia) and Ellis (marine mammal research technician, Pacific Biological Station) give the latest information on their feeding habits, social lives, and distribution patterns. The catalogue section contains color and b&w photographs of and notes on about 200 individual whales, and sidebars present interesting observations on encounters with transients as well as where and how to watch for them. Lacks an index. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Transients contains the latest information on the natural history of transient killer whales, including their feeding habits, social lives, and distribution patterns.

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John K. B. Ford is director of marine mammal research at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and an adjunct professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia. Graeme M. Ellis is a marine mammal research technician at the Pacific Biological Station, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, British Columbia. They are authors of Killer Whales: The Natural History and Genealogy of Orcinus orca in British Columbia and Washington State.

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