Killer Whales: The Natural History and Genealogy of Orcinus Orca in British Columbia and Washington

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UBC Press, 2000 - NATURE - 104 pages
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This new edition of this best-selling book presents updated results ofover twenty-five years of killer whale research in British Columbia andWashington. Intended for both whale enthusiasts and researchers, itcontains the latest information on killer whale natural history andpresents a catalogue of close to 300 photographs of"resident" killer whales as well as a genealogical registrythat enables readers to identify individual killer whales and theirfamily groups. The technique of photographing the dorsal fin and greysaddle patch of whales has revolutionized the study of killer whales,allowing researchers to follow individuals over the course of manyyears.

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The authors are active researchers who are widely regarded as theworld's foremost authorities on killer whales. John K.B.Ford is former head of marine mammal research at the VancouverAquarium Marine Science Centre and an adjunct professor in theDepartment of Zoology and the Marine Mammal Research Unit at theUniversity of British Columbia. He is currently marine mammal biologistat the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C. Graeme M.Ellis is a senior marine mammal technician at the PacificBiological Station, Nanaimo, B.C. Kenneth C. Balcombis director of the Center for Whale Research, Friday Harbor,Washington.

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