Mark Carwardine's Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe: Second Edition

Mark Carwardine's Guide To Whale Watching In Britain And Europe: Second Edition

by Mark Carwardine


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This new edition of Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale-watching in Britain and Europe is the definitive resource for all who love our marine mammals.

Completely revised and updated, the book is packed with site information, tips and strategies, and a comprehensive identification guide.

This book is truly indispensable for anyone who wants to see wild cetaceans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472910158
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Carwardine is a professional photographer and broadcaster. Mark has written more than fifty books on wildlife, conservation, and travel. He co-presented the BBC TV series Last Chance to See (2010) with Stephen Fry and other shows including Museum of Life (BBC2, 2010) and The Great American Oil Spill (BBC2, 2010). Cetaceans are Mark's great passion; in addition to writing the top guide to these animals, he leads tours and trips to see them throughout the Southern Ocean.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Whales, Dolphins and Whale Watching 8

How to Watch Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises 8

The Challenges of Identification 15

How to Recognise Whale and Dolphin Behaviour… and What It All Means 19

Caring for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises 26

Europe's Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises 40

Bowhead Whale 40

North Atlantic Right Whale 42

Common Minke Whale 44

Sei Whale 46

Bryde's Whale 48

Fin Whale 50

Blue Whale 52

Humpback Whale 54

Sperm Whale 56

Pygmy Sperm Whale 58

Dwarf Sperm Whale 60

Narwhal 62

Beluga 64

Northern Bottlenose Whale 66

Sowerby's Beaked Whale 68

Blainville's Beaked Whale 70

Gervais' Beaked Whale 72

True's Beaked Whale 74

Cuvier's Beaked Whale 76

Orca 78

Short-finned Pilot Whale 80

Long-finned Pilot Whale 82

Pygmy Killer Whale 84

Melon-headed Whale 86

False Killer Whale 88

Rough-toothed Dolphin 90

Short-beaked Common Dolphin 92

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 94

Striped Dolphin 96

Common Bottlenose Dolphin 98

Risso's Dolphin 100

White-beaked Dolphin 102

Atlantic White-sided Dolphin 104

Fraser's Dolphin 106

Harbour Porpoise 108

Map of Whale Watching Countries in Europe 110

Where to Go Whale and Dolphin Watching in Europe 112

Arctic and Sub-Arctic Europe

Greenland 115

Svalbard 122

European Russia 126

Norway 130

Iceland 137

Northern Europe

Sweden 146

Faroe Islands 148

Denmark 151

United Kingdom 153

Republic of Ireland 187

Germany 196

France 199

Bay of Biscay 204

Southern Europe

Italy 211

Croatia 215

Slovenia 219

Spain 222

Gibraltar 227

Portugal 232

Greece 235

Turkey 240

The Azores 243

Madeira 251

Canary Islands 255

Glossary 262

Further Reading 265

Acknowledgements 266

Image Credits 268

Index 269

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