Britain's Sea Mammals: Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and by Robert Still, Jon Dunn, Hugh Harrop

By Robert Still, Jon Dunn, Hugh Harrop

Britain's Sea Mammals is the basic box advisor to all of the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The e-book good points greater than a hundred attractive images and shut to forty special and gorgeous illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying unique recognition to the 14 species so much without problems noticeable and probably to be encountered. Factoring in habit and destinations, introductory chapters examine sea mammal biology and ecology, and the way, whilst, and the place those creatures could be noticed. Species debts spotlight key id features and contain details on prestige, habitat necessities, and distribution. convenient and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the fitting consultant to sea mammal staring at within the United Kingdom.

The basically advisor that makes a speciality of the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, quite the 14 such a lot comfortably obvious species;

More than a hundred images and virtually forty illustrations spotlight species, their habit, and locations;

Introductory chapters discover how, whilst, and the place to seem for sea mammals;

Species bills spotlight key identity gains, together with info on prestige, habitat necessities, and distribution.

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Grey Seal – female The alignment of the nostrils when viewed head-on is diagnostic – Grey Seal nostrils are vertically aligned parallel slits when closed. Grey Seal – male Grey Seal – male Grey head on Common Seal Compare also the position of the eyes when the head is seen in profile. Grey Seal eyes are halfway between the tip of the muzzle and the back of the head; Common Seal eyes are set one third of the way back from the muzzle to the back of the head – much further forward than in Grey Seal.

Orkney The bulk of cetacean sightings in Orkney come from the west coast; probably a refl ection of the better vantage points off ered by the higher cliff s rather than any signifi cant diff erence in sea conditions from a cetacean perspective .  Cantick Head), and also in the tidal sounds between the various islands themselves . Off shore can be productive; in addition to commercial boat trips, there is a regular daily ferry route across the Pentland Firth from Stromness in Orkney to Scrabster on the Scottish mainland that provides a good opportunity to look for cetaceans from the comfort and higher elevation of a passenger ferry .

White-sided Dolphin – regular but predominantly off shore and only rarely seen from the coast, July–September . Risso’s Dolphin – widely distributed in the north of the region; mainly recorded in July–September off the North Caithness coast and the Pentland Firth . Long-finned Pilot Whale – fairly common in the north of the region, mainly recorded off shore in June–January . Killer Whale – recorded annually as far south as the Farnes, mainly in the summer months in inshore locations, appearing to coincide with the Common Seal pupping season; off shore, recorded mostly in winter months .

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