Killer Whales of the World: Natural History And Conservation

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Motorbooks International, Aug 31, 2006 - Nature - 132 pages
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In this richly illustrated book, one of the world's leading experts on killer whales guides us through Orca's underwater world. Cetacean biologist Dr. Robin W. Baird conducts us through the history of human interactions with and perceptions of the killer whale, discusses the creature's complex social structure and behavioral patterns, and considers the potential existence of more than one species of this enigmatic marine mammal.

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Dr. Robin W. Baird is one of the world’s leading killer whale experts. Growing up near the ocean in Canada, he had his first glimpse of wild killer whales by the Victoria, British Columbia, waterfront.  Following the completion of his Ph.D. in 1994, Baird studied killer whale and other dolphin and whale populations all over the world, including in Canada, the United States, Iceland, and New Zealand.  He was part of the team involved in the release program for the killer whale “Keiko” in Iceland and has written and co-written more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters.  He lives in Olympia, Washington, and works at Cascadia Research in Olympia, Washington.

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