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Whales, dolphins & porpoises of British Columbia, Canada

Valerie Folkens

Whales, dolphins & porpoises of British Columbia, Canada

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Published by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in [Ottawa, Ont.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cetacea -- British Columbia

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 36)

    Other titlesWhales, dolphins, and porpoises of British Columbia
    Statementresearched and written by Valarie Folkens.
    ContributionsCanada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13627980M
    ISBN 100662247205
    OCLC/WorldCa45535634

    Dall's Porpoise feeds on a wide variety of fish, squid and crustaceans. The killer whale is known to attack Dall's Porpoise; many die each year in fishing gear intended to catch fish and human hunters who relish porpoise meat are another enemy. "We saw many humpbacks, dolphins, eagles, and seals and learned a lot from David about ocean depths, creature habits, and even a little Canadian history from the area." "After some searching for the elusive whales, during which we were entertained by seals, eagles, amazing scenery, fishing camps and other boats, we finally came up on a pod of humpbacks.".


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Whales, dolphins & porpoises of British Columbia, Canada by Valerie Folkens Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Trip of a lifetime. Great new friends. Pure magic. Many thanks and much appreciation.". On land, deer can clock speeds verging on 40 mph (64 kph), but that number drops to just 13mph (20 kph) in the water – that's certainly slower than seals, dolphins or porpoises. Intending to go whale-watching for the first time, this was one of two books I looked at.

(The other was "Whales, Dolphins and Seals" by Hadoram Shirihai: see separate review.) This one has pages, describes itself as a "practical field guide" and covers about 80 species of cetacean (whales, oceanic and river dolphins, and porpoises).Reviews:.

There is also a metre minimum approach distance for whales, pdf, and porpoises that are resting or accompanied by a calf, as well as a metre maximum approach distance for killer whales in the Pacific Ocean.

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