Great Whales (Australian Natural History Series) by John Bannister PDF

By John Bannister

Whales are mysterious and engaging creatures. regardless of glossy know-how, their international continues to be principally unexplored and unknown. they could in simple terms be noticeable, or fairly glimpsed, after they are close to the ocean floor, both from boats, or even from shore, or underwater via divers. additionally they succeed in spectacular sizes – the blue whale, for instance, can develop to 30 metres in size, such as the peak of a six-storey development, and will weigh greater than a hundred thirty tonnes.
Seven ‘Great Whales’ are present in the coastal waters surrounding Australia. those contain six of the most important baleen whales – blue whale, fin whale, humpback whale, sei whale, Bryde’s whale and southern correct whale – and the sperm whale, the biggest toothed whale.
This booklet presents a close account of those remarkable mammals. in addition to the seven nice Whales, a smaller species – the minke whale – is integrated as a result of its particular curiosity to Australians. The booklet describes whales’ hugely specialized mammalian constitution and biology, and the heritage of people’s organization with them, in the beginning via legend and sweetness, then whaling, and extra lately whale staring at. It additionally seems to be at their previous and present prestige, and the conservation projects which are in position to guard them from latest or strength threats.
With either ancient and up to date images, in addition to an intensive thesaurus, nice Whales might be loved through typical heritage fans, zoologists and scholars alike.

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