Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska

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Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska is the only book that exclusively covers all 29 marine mammal species of Alaska. Each whale, porpoise, dolphin, seal, sea lion, walrus, sea otter, and polar bear is described and illustrated. Color photos and surface profile drawings show all Alaska marine mammals and compare similar species, and color range maps show distribution. Mammal characteristics and descriptions are presented in a format that allows fast, accurate identification at sea. The 80-page, richly illustrated book is printed on durable water resistant paper, and is spiral bound to give years of service outdoors and in the office, classroom, and home. The second edition of this award-winning book has text updates and a few new photos.

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University of Alaska Sea Grant College Program, April 17, 2000
A color-illustrated field guide to Alaska's marine mammals.

This is the only book that exclusively covers all 29 marine mammal species of Alas ka. Each species of whale, porpoise, dolphin, seal, sea lion, walrus, sea otter, and pola r bear is described and illustrated. Introductory sections describe the general morpholog y of cetaceans and pinnipeds, and explain some of the interesting biological adaptations marine mammals have developed for life in cold marine environments. Color photos and surf ace profile drawings show all Alaska marine mammals and compare similar species. Color ra nge maps show distribution. Marine mammal characteristics and descriptions are presented in a format that allows fast, accurate identification at sea. The 80-page, richly illustr ated book is printed on special water resistant paper, and is spiral bound to give years of service outdoors and in the classroom, office, and home. If you plan to visit Alaska, don't leave home without one. This book was written by University of Alaska Sea Grant mar ine mammal specialist Kate Wynne, a nationally respected scientist who has studied North American marine mammals for over 15 years. Color illustrations were created by Pieter Fol kens, one of the world's most renowned marine mammal illustrators. Now in its second prin ting with over 12,000 copies sold, Kate's book has won several national awards, and has b een acclaimed as the best field guide of its kind by numerous naturalists, scientists, to urists, and other users.

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About the Author:

Kate Wynne is professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program’s marine mammal specialist.

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