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

By Robert Still, Jon Dunn, Hugh Harrop

ISBN-10: 0691156603

ISBN-13: 9780691156606

Britain's Sea Mammals is the basic box consultant to the entire sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The e-book positive aspects greater than a hundred wonderful photos and shut to forty distinct and gorgeous illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying detailed awareness to the 14 species such a lot conveniently noticeable and probably to be encountered. Factoring in habit and destinations, introductory chapters examine sea mammal biology and ecology, and the way, while, and the place those creatures may be noticed. Species bills spotlight key identity features and comprise info on prestige, habitat standards, and distribution. convenient and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the suitable consultant to sea mammal staring at within the United Kingdom.

The purely consultant that makes a speciality of the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, really the 14 such a lot easily obvious species;

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

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

Species money owed spotlight key id positive aspects, together with details on prestige, habitat requisites, and distribution.

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There is no better place in Britain to see this magnifi cent species than Shetland during the summer . 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 .

Minke Whale is also seen regularly – for Short-beaked Common Dolphin and Minke Whale, the best time is July–September . Boats depart from the St Justinian’s Lifeboat Station, located 2 miles from St David’s . Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Grid ref: SM 895412 (car park) Nearest train station: Fishguard (5 miles) Strumble Head is notable primarily for sightings of Harbour Porpoise – the species is regular here, best seen on calm days when animals can be spotted feeding amongst the tidal races between the headland and the off shore Strumble Bank .

1999: Orkney. 2000: Lincolnshire. 2001: Norfolk; Haven beach, Pembrokeshire. 2004: St Ives, Cornwall; Dunnet Beach, Caithness. 2005: River Conon mouth, Ross-shire. 2006: Saunton Beach, Cornwall. 2010: Newport-on-Tay, Fife (found dead). 2011: Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire. 57 Britain's Cetaceans Regularly occurring cetaceans pages 60–89 There are a dozen cetacean species that occur regularly in British waters; these include permanently or seasonally resident species that inhabit shallow inshore waters around the coasts and those that occur seasonally further off shore .

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