Killer Whales of the World: Natural History and Conservation

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2006 - Nature - 132 pages
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An in-depth introduction to a popular species of marine mammal and the various habitats in which it can be found. Annotation. Killer Whales of the World is an in-depth introduction to a ubiquitous, easily recognized, and popular species of marine mammal. Those interested in marine biology, marine animals, coastal conservation issues and animal lovers in general are sure to appreciate this book.

This comprehensive and highly informative book explains the origin of the name "Killer Whale," where they can be found, their traveling behaviors and feeding habits, and some of the threats they face as a species. It also examines this well-known whale's place in popular culture.

For those who just cannot seem to get enough of this hugely popular mammal, the book offers places to find additional information about killer whales and also gives some locations where readers can go to see the animal first hand.

Annotation. Baird, a US biologist expert on killer whales (aka: orcas), helped relocate Keiko (of fame) to Iceland. He presents facts and research on these Cetaceans, where to see them, a conservation case study, and current thinking on whether there is more than one species. Includes color photos, distribution maps, and websites for further information. Oversize landscape format. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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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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