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Beaked whales

a complete guide to their biology and conservation

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 194 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26353326M
ISBN 109781421421827
LC Control Number2016019646
OCLC/WorldCa950202624

Get this from a library! Baird's beaked whales. [Kristin Petrie] -- Presents a study of Baird's Beaked Whales which were named after naturalist Spencer F. Baird, and describes what they look like and where they live, their behaviors and senses, and other interesting. Beaked whales have a killer whale problem. More formidable whales, of the sperm or pilot variety, have the size and muscle to flee or defend against a killer whale, an ocean superpredator.

The concept of the beaked whales as a separate group of cetaceans became common in the s and s as Gray uses the family Ziphiidae in his Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum () as do Van Beneden and Gervais, in their epic Ostéographie des Cétacés (–).True () studied ziphiid systematics. The common name of the family, beaked whales refers to their Cited by: 9. The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances these highly migratory creatures cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpses.

Among toothed whales, modern sperm whales (superfamily Physeteroidea) and beaked whales (species-rich family Ziphiidae) share a series of ecological traits; among those, the performance of long dives to deep feeding areas and the capture of benthopelagic prey (predominantly squid, but also fish) by suction are tentatively correlated to the medium to large size of most extant species (as Author: Olivier Lambert, Giovanni Bianucci, Christian de Muizon. Beaked whale family. The beaked whale family is the biggest of the large toothed whale families with 22 members - this is likely to increase as scientists learn more about these squid-eating, deep water, mysterious whales.


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The only book dedicated to the mysterious beaked whale, this beautiful volume combines full-color illustrations with fascinating facts. Beaked whales have been shrouded in mystery for most of the twentieth century/5(5).

In Ellis and Mead’s book, Beaked whales book beaked whales finally get their due. The duo provides a combination of captivating stories about the species, original Richard Ellis art, and photos from leading natural history photographers.

The result is an accessible, beautiful book—the first of /5(5). In Ellis and Mead’s book, the beaked whales finally get their due.

The duo provides a combination of captivating stories about the species, original Richard Ellis art, and photos from leading natural history photographers. The result is an accessible, beautiful book—the first of.

In Ellis and Mead's book, the beaked whales finally get their due. The duo provides a combination of captivating stories about the species, original Richard Ellis art. In Ellis and Mead’s book, the beaked whales finally get their due.

The duo provides a combination of fascinating Beaked whales book about the species, original Richard Ellis art, Author: Richard Ellis, James G. Mead. Ellis' book on sharks is probably better known than this book on whales, but both are great.

The cornerstone of the book are his numerous paintings of a variety of whales. Ellis also puts forth a good effort in describing what is know about this group of marine mammals.

He addresses aspects of the biology, ecology, and behavior of by:   For those interested in the mysterious, deep-diving beaked whales of the genus Mesoplodon, there are 22 species of beaked whale described in a section written by Randall Reeves. All the species sections are excellent writeups by people who know the animals well/5(21).

beaked whales have teeth that emerge from their lower jaw; most individuals (especially males) are heavily scarred due to male competition; Can be confused with. large size and coloration of Baird’s beaked whales is comparable with minke whales, but Baird’s beaked whales have a pointed beak, no baleen, and are typically found in groups.

True’s beaked whales are little known members of the beaked whale family, Ziphiidae. They can be found in deep, warm, temperate waters of the North Atlantic Ocean as well as at least two other areas in the Southern Hemisphere. They receive their com. See all species The largest of the beaked whales, Bairds beaked whales are natural socialites and accomplished divers, swimming to depths of up to 1, metres.

Study around Bairds beaked whales has led to many questions surrounding their genetic link to other whales. For a long time, it was wondered whether they were in fact. War of the Whales is a new favorite in my collection of books about the ocean, marine mammal science and environmental politics.

The narrative reads as suspensefully as fiction although it is a true story about beaked whale strandings attributed to the use of navy sonar in military training exercises/5.

"This is a nice book for anyone with a strong interest in whales." — Wildlife Activist "Beaked Whales: a Complete Guide to their Biology and Conservation is an excellent overview of an elusive family of cetaceans that blends two disciplines – natural art and natural history – to achieve ambitious objectives.

Table of Contents Acknowledgements Preface Guide to the beaked whales Arnoux's Beaked Whale Baird's Beaked Whale Northern Bottlenose Whale. There are about 20 different species of beaked whales in the world’s oceans. Their key distinguishing feature is the presence of a ‘beak’, somewhat similar to that of most dolphin species.

Beaked whales are highly specialised to dive to great depths and remain submerged for prolonged periods—20 to 30 minutes is common, and 85 minute dives have been recorded. The tropical bottlenose whale (Indopacetus pacificus), also known as the Indo-Pacific beaked whale and Longman's beaked whale, was considered to be the world's rarest cetacean until recently, but the spade-toothed whale now holds that position.

As ofthe species is now known from nearly a dozen strandings and over 65 : Mammalia. True's beaked whale has only been positively identified at sea a handful of times and so very little is known about their behaviour. They have however, been seen breaching repeatedly and they have a tendency to break the surface of the water at an angle, beak first.

Family Ziphiidae (beaked whales) 23 species in 6 genera found in parts of all oceans. Genus Mesoplodon 15 species found worldwide, all possessing a single pair of teeth.

Bahamonde’s beaked whale (M. bahamondi), first described inis known only on the basis of a damaged skull from the Juan Fernández Islands off the coast of M.

perrini was established after analysis of DNA. Sowerby's beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens), also known as the North Atlantic or North Sea beaked whale, is a species of toothed was the first mesoplodont whale to be described. James Sowerby, an English naturalist and artist, first described the species in from a skull obtained from a male that had stranded in the Moray Firth, Scotland, in Class: Mammalia.

Get this from a library. Beaked whales: a complete guide to their biology and conservation. [Richard Ellis; James G Mead] -- Beaked whales have been shrouded in mystery for most of the twentieth century.

Denizens of deep, remote ocean waters and highly resistant to life in captivity, they have proven notoriously difficult. In Ellis and Mead’s book, the beaked whales finally get their due. The duo provides a combination of captivating stories about the species, original Richard Ellis art, and photos from leading natural history photographers.

The result is an accessible, beautiful book—the first of its kind on this unusual group of cetaceans. Dr James Mead of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on beaked whales, commented on the photos: ‘I have just written a book.

A new study, published Wednesday in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to look at a population of these whales that lives off Cape Hatteras, N.C.

Researchers tagged 11 Cuvier’s beaked.Baird’s beaked whales are deep-diving cetaceans which belong to a group called the ‘beaked whales’, named for their elongated beaks. These whales are among the least studied and most mysterious of all cetacean families.

As the name suggest, they have a very long prominent beak, even by beaked whale .