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Whalewatching is fast becoming a passion in Australia and New Zealand, both home to numerous species of whales and dolphins. With whalewatching trips springing up everywhere, viewing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat is now much easier. With the success of the first edition of Whalewatching in Australian and New Zealand Waters, a new revised edition with totally up-to-date information has become a necessity as the whalewatching industry has expanded considerably. The book will remain the definitive guide for all adventurous holiday makers, amateur naturalists and students who want to take a closer and well-informed look at these fascinating mammals. This easy-to-follow book covers all you will need to know, including: the ecology and behaviour of whales and dolphins; interesting insights into whaling history, conservation and research; identification notes, accompanied by detailed colour illustrations and locator maps for each species; a comprehensive guide to sites, highlighting the best places to see whales; a listing of whalewatching operators.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877069031
ISBN-10: 1877069035
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x 11mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Gill

Peter Gill has been involved in whale research since 1983. He has researched humpback and southern right whale, and is currently studying blue whales off the coast of Victoria. Peter has taken part in whale surveys in Antarctic waters, and worked as a lecturer, boat driver and guide on Antarctic tourist expeditions. He is the author of several books about whales and many scientific papers and magazine articles. Cecilia Burke is a photographer and journalist with a special interest in wildlife and conservation issues. Her interest in whales and dolphins deepend after meeting a solitary dolphin in the west of Ireland. This book reflects her deep respect and admiration for Australian and New Zealand cetaceans.

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