beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas - copyright Uko Gorter Uko Gorter, Natural History Illustration


Marine Mammals of British Columbia

By John K.B. Ford

In Marine Mammals of British Columbia, Dr. John Ford presents the latest information on 31 species that live in or visit Canada’s west-coast waters: 25 cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and 6 carnivores (seals, sea lions and the sea otter). He discusses their general biology, including how they feed, communicate, reproduce and behave in the marine environment. He also describes each species and summarizes its distribution, habitat, social organization, exploitation by humans, conservation status and much more.

Uko Gorter created all the cetacean illustrations for this important work.

Royal BC Museum Handbook: The Mammals of British Columbia, Volume 6.
Royal BC Museum, September 2014.
Paperback: 464 pages
ISBN: 978-0772667342

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