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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Technical Literature (K-Z)

  • Kaiya, Z. and Z. Xingduan.
                1991    Baiji :the
    Yantze River Dolphin and other Endangered Animals of China. Stonewall Press, Inc., Washington, DC 132 pp. (Summary of research by Chinese scientists.)  

    Kanwisher, J. W. and S. H. Ridgway
                1983    "The Physiological Ecology of Whales and Porpoises.” Scientific American, Vol. 248, No.6, June 1983, pp. 110-121.                   

    Katona, S., P. Harcourt, J. S. Perkins, and S.D. Kraus (Editors)
                l980     Humpback Whales. A Catalogue of Individuals Identified by Fluke Photographs. College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbour, ME. l69 pp.

    Katona, S. K., V. Rough, and D. T. Richardson
                1993    A Field Guide to Whales, Porpoises and Seals from
    Cape Cod to Newfoundland.  Fourth edition, revised. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 316 pp.  

    Kellogg, W. N.
                l96l       Porpoises and Sonar. University of Chicago Press.  l77 pp. (A popular book on the Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus.) 

    King, J. K., and M. M. Bryden (Editors)
                1985    Studies of Sea Mammals in South Latitudes. South Australian Museum. 132 pp.

    Kinze, C. C.            
                2002    Marine Mammals of the
    North Atlantic. Princeton Field Guides. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford. 192 pp.  (Good reference book and field guide for public and biologist.)  

    Kirkevold, B., and J. S. Lockard (Editors)
                1986    Behavioral Biology of Killer Whales. Zoo Biology Monographs, Vol. 1. 
    Liss, NY. 457 pp.  

    Kleinenberg, S.E. et al
                l969     Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas): Investigation of the Species. Translated by O. Theodor. National Science Foundation. (Available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22l6l. Stock No. TT‑67‑5l345.)

    Klevezal, G. A.
                1996    Recording Structures of Mammals. Determination of Age and Reconstruction of Life History. Revised and updated edition in English from original 1988 text. Translated by M. V. Mina and A. V. Oreshkin. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Brookfield. 274 pp.

    Klinowska, M. (compiler)
                1991    Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales of the World.  The IUCN Red Data Book. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. 429 pp. (Includes an introduction by Justin Cooke, an overview to the Red Data Books, general biology of cetaceans, nomenclature, threats, population, status, and research.  Majority of text devoted to review of species.) 

    Leatherwood, S., and R.R. Reeves
                1983  (See Popular)

    Leatherwood, S., R.R. Reeves, W.F. Perrin and W. E. Evans
                1988    Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the Eastern North Pacific and Adjacent Arctic Waters.  A guide to their identification.  Dover Press, NY.  245 p.  (Corrected and slightly revised republication of 1982 NOAA Tech Report, Circular 444.)

    Leatherwood, S., R.R. Reeves, W.F. Perrin and W. E.Evans
                1988    Ballenas. Delfines y Marsopas del Pacifico Nororiental y de las Aguas Articas Adyacentes. Una Guia Para su Identificacion. Informe Especial No. 6, Comision Inter-americana del Atun Tropical, La Jolla, CA  245 pp. Translated from the English publication.  

    Leatherwood, S. and R. R. Reeves (Editors)
                1989    The Bottlenose Dolphin. Academic Press, San Diego, CA 653 pp.  (Recent biological and behavioral discoveries about bottlenose dolphins from different regions; subjects covered include evolution and fossil record, anatomy and physiology, systematics, biology, behavior, distribution, husbandry and captive breeding, and research techniques.) 

    Lien, J. and S. Katona
                1990    A Guide to the Photographic Identification of Individual Whales Based on Their Natural and Acquired Markings.  Breakwater, St. Johns, Newfoundland.  77 pp.

    Lilly, J.C.
                l975     Lilly on Dolphins:  Humans of the Sea. Anchor Press, Garden City, NY. 500 pp. (Revised edition of two books by Lilly: Man and Dolphin and The Mind of the Dolphin.)

    Mackintosh, N. A.
                l965     The Stocks of Whales. Fishing News Books Ltd., London. 232 pp.  (Chapters include seasonal cycle, distribution and segregation of the populations, population structure, the whaling industry and its regulation, and stock analysis of specific whale species.)

    Mammal Society
                1990    (See Whaling)  

    Mammalian Species Accounts/ American Society of Mammalogists
                1972    Lipotes vexillifer. Mammalian Species, No. 10, by R. L., Brownell,      Jr., and E.S.     Herald, June 16, 1972, pp. 1‑4. (White‑flag Dolphin)            

                1974    Phocoena phocoena. Mammalian Species, No 42, by D. E. Gaskin et al. June 28, 1974, pp. 1-8. (Harbor Porpoise)            

                1975    Phocoena dioptrica. Mammalian Species, No. 66, by R. L. Brownell, Jr., November 21, 1975, pp. 1‑3. (Spectacled Porpoise)  

                l980     Monodon monoceros. Mammalian Species, No.l27, by R.R. Reeves and S. Tracey, April l5, l980, 1‑7 pp. (Narwhal)            

                1983    Phocoena sinus. Mammalian Species, No. 198, by R. L. Brownell, Jr., April 8, 1983, pp. 1‑3. (Cochito)  

                1984    Phocoena spinipinnis. Mammalian Species, No. 217, by R. L. Brownell, Jr., and R. Praderi, April 27, 1984, pp. 1‑4. (Burmeister's Porpoise)            

                1985    Mesoplodon stejnegeriMammalian Species, No. 250, by T.R. Loughlin and M.A. Perez, December 13, 1985, pp. 1‑6. (Stejneger's Beaked Whale)            

                1985    Kogia simus. Mammalian Species, No. 239, by D. Nagorsen, May 24, 1985, pp. 1-6. (Dwarf Sperm Whale)            

                1988    Orcinus orca. Mammalian Species, No. 304, by J. E. Heyning and M. E. Dahlheim, January 1988, pp. 1‑9. (Killer Whale.)  

                1988    Phocoenoides dalli. Mammalian Species, No. 319, by T.A. Jefferson, December 27, 1988, pp. 1‑7. (Dall's Porpoise)  

                1989    Delphinapteurus leucasMammalian Species, No.336, by B. E. Stewart and R. E. A. Stewart, May 12, 1989, pp. 1‑8. (Beluga)  

                1993    Lissodelphis borealis. Mammalian Species, No. 425, by T. A. Jefferson, and M. W. Newcomer, April 23, 1993, pp. 1-6. (Northern Right Whale Dolphin)  

                1993    Inia geoffrencis. Mammalian Species, No. 426, by R. C. Best and V. M. F. da Silva, April 23, 1993, pp. 1-8. (Boto)  

                1994    Pseudorca crassidens. Mammalian Species, No. 456, by P. J. Stacey et al., June 2, 1994, pp. 1-6. (False Killer Whale)  

                1994    Lagenodelphis hosei. Mammalian Species, No. 470, by T. A. Jefferson, and S. Leatherwood, June 2, 1994, pp. 1-5. (Fraser's Dolphin)  

                1996    Sotalia fluviatilus. Mammalian Species, No. 527, by V. M. F de Silva and R. C. Best, May 17, 1996, pp. 1-7.  (Tucuxi)  

                1998    Stenella longirostris Mammalian Species, No. 599, by W. Perrin, December 4, 1998, pp. 1-7. (Spinner Dolphin)  

                1999    Stenella coeruleoalba, Mammalian Species, No. 603, by F. I. Archer II and W.F. Perrin, May 5, pp. 1-9. (Striped Dolphin)  

                1999    Megaptera novaeangliae, Mammalian Species, No. 604, by  P. J. Claphan and J.G. Mead, May 5, 1999, pp. 1-9. (Humpback whale)  

                1999    Orcaella brivirostris, Mammalian Species, No. 616, by P. J. Stacey and P. W. Arnold, pp. 1-8. (Irawaddy Dolphin)  

                2001    Sousa chinensis, Mammalian Species, No. 655, by T. A. Jefferson and L. Karczmarski, January 23, 2001, pp. 1-9. (Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin)               

    2001        Stenella attenuata, Mammalian Species, No. 683, by W.F. Perrin, pp. 1-8.   (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)  

    2001        Mesoplodon europaeus, Mammalian Species, No. 688, by S. A. Norman and J. G. Mead, December 26, 2001, pp. 1-5.(Gervais’ Beaked Whale)  

    2002   Stenella frontalis, Mammalian Species, No.702, by W.F. Perrin, July, pp. 1-6.  (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin)            

                2003    Stenella clymene, Mammalian Species, No. 726, by T. A. Jefferson and B. E. Curry, July 30, 2003, pp. 1-5 (Clymene Dolphin)  

    Mann, J., R. C. Connor, P. L. Tyack, and H. Whitehead (Editors)
                2000    Cetacean Societies. Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, London. 433 pp. (Social behavior, long term studies, communication, feeding behavior, reproductive behavior, comparisons of bottlenose dolphin, killer whale, sperm whale, humpback, conservation and research.)

    Martin, A. and International Team of Experts
                1990    (See Popular)  

    Matthews, L. Harrison
                l978     The Natural History of the Whale. Columbia University Press, NY. 2l9 pp., illus. (History of whale studies from Aristotle to the present; chapters on behavior, feeding, communication, echolocation, migration, growth, reproduction, disease and enemies.)

    Mchedlidze, G. A.
                1984    General Features of the Paleobiological Evolution of Cetacea. [Osnovnye Cherty Paleobiologicheskoi Istorii Kiloobrznykh] Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. 139 pp. + 32 plates. (Translated from the Russian; available from the National Technical Information Service,
    Springfield, VA 22161. Phone No. 703-605-6000. Stock No. PB86153962.)   

    Mead, J. G., and Gold, J.P.
                2002    (See

    Mead, J. G., W. A. Walker, and W. J. Houck
                l982     Biological Observations on Mesoplodon carlhubbsi (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, No. 344. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 25 pp., ll figs.

    Melville, H.
                l85l       Moby Dick. Various publishers, numerous editions.  (More information on whales and whaling than many modern works, with fewer errors.)

    Mitchell, E.
                l975     Porpoise, Dolphin and Small Whale Fisheries of the World. Status and Problems.  IUCN Monograph No. 3. International
    Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Morges, Switzerland. l29 pp., photographs, bibliography. (Presents history and techniques used by the fisheries; a discussion of exploitation using geographic and systematic categories.)  

    Morgane, PJ ., M.S. Jacobs, and W. L. McFarland
                l980     The Anatomy of the Brain of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Surface Configuration of the Telencephalon of the Bottlenose Dolphin with Comparative Anatomical Observations in Four Other  Cetacean Species. Brain Research Bulletin, Vol. 5, Supplement 3. Ankho International Inc.,
    Fayetteville, NY  l07 pp.   

    National Academy of Sciences
                l985     Jojoba: New Crop for Arid Lands, New Raw Materials for Industry.  National Research Council, Board on Science & Technology for International Development, Washington, DC. 102 pp. 

    National Marine Fisheries/ NOAA
                Most        Report to Congress on Administration of the Marine

    Recent     Mammal Protection Act of l972. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries, Washington, DC  20235.(Comprehensive publication every three years; annual updates; reports current status of all marine mammal species, ecological problems, current research, general biology and bibliographies on each species.)

    National Research Council
                1992    Dolphins and the Tuna Industry.  Committee on Reducing Porpoise Mortality from Tuna Fishing.  National Academy Press, Washington, DC. 192 pp.

    Norman, J. R. and F. C. Fraser
                l937     Giant Fishes, Whales and Dolphins.  Putman, London. 36l pp. (One of the few guides to whales. Old but good.) Out of print.

    Norris, K. S. (Editor)
                l966     Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Cetacean Research, August l963,
    Washington, DC. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.  789 pp. California Library Reprint Series, l977. (Sections on systematics, distribution and natural history, anatomy, physiology and sea animal propulsion, underwater observation and recordings, communication, echo‑location, and recognition and behavior.)   

    Norris, K. S., B. Wursig, R. S. Wells, and M. Wursig et al
                1994    The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin. University of California Press, Berkeley. 435 pp. (Monograph: includes description of species, systematics, social organization of populations, reproduction, vision, vocalization, hearing, feeding, cooperative behavior and cultural system.)

    Northridge, S. P.
                1984    World Review of Interactions between Marine Mammals and Fisheries. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 251, Rome Italy. 190 pp.

    Nowak, R. 
    Walker's Mammals of the World. 6th edition. 2 Vols., Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London (Overall distribution and general biology of various cetaceans, Vol. II, pp 896-981.)           

                2003    Walker’s Marine Mammals of the World. Foreword by John E. Heyning; Introduction by Randall R. Reeves and Brent S. Stewart. The Johns Hopkins University Press,  Baltimore and London. 264 pp. (Substantial introduction with bibliography  provides in depth discussions for both layman and professional.)    

    Ocean Studies Board and National Research Council
                2000    Marine Mammals and Low Frequency Sound: Progress Since 1994. (An update to the 1994 Low-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals. Current Knowledge and Research Needs. Office of Naval Research, National Academy Press, Washington, DC. 75 pp. 

    Oceanus Magazine 
                1989    "Whither the Whales?" Oceanus, Vol. 32, No.1, Spring 1989, 144 pp. Entire issue devoted to the biology and behavior of whales; articles written by researchers in the field.

    Payne, R. (Editor)
                1983    Communication and Behavior of Whales. AAAS Selected Symposium 76. Westview Press, CO. 643 pp. (Papers on vocalizations, behavior on breeding grounds, migratory destinations and stock identification, and research techniques.)  

    Perrin, W.F. (Compiler)
                1988    Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales. An Action Plan for Conservation of Biological Diversity: 1988‑1992.  IUCN Publications Service,
    Cambridge, U.K. 28 pp.           

    Perrin, W.F., R. L. Brownell, Jr., Z. Kaiya, and L. Jiankang   (Editors)
                1989    Biology and Conservation of the River Dolphins. IUCN Species Survival Commission Occasional Paper no. 3.  From a workshop, Wuhan, China, Oct. 1986. International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Cambridge, U.K. 173 pp. (Consists of a general report that includes brief reviews of the distribution, biology, population status, and conservation of each of five species and revised versions of 24 papers on these species detailing physiology, behavior, and conservation issues.) 

    Perrin, W.F., M. L. L. Dolar, and M. N. R. Alava
                1996    Report of the Workshop on the Biology and Conservation of Small Cetaceans and Dugongs of
    Southeast Asia.  (Report of Workshop in Damaguete, Philippines, 27-30June 1995) UNEP (W)/EAS WG.1/2, Bangkok. 101 pp.  

    Perrin, W.F., B. Wursig, and J. G. M. Thewissen, (Editors)
    Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego, San Francisco.  1414 pp. (Comprehensive work by experts in the field on all aspects of biology and behavior.)

    Pilleri, G.
                l980     The Secrets of the Blind Dolphin. Sind Wildlife Management Board,
    Karachi, Pakistan. 2l5 pp. (Field observations and laboratory studies of the endangered river dolphin.)  

    Pilleri, G. (Editor)
                l969     Investigations on Cetacea. Brain Anatomy Institute, Berne, Switzerland. (Technical papers, published yearly, on taxonomy, ecology, behavior, bioacoustics, anatomy, parasitology, and history of cetaceans.) 

    Pivorunas, A.
                l979     "The Feeding Mechanisms of Baleen Whales." American Scientist, Vol. 67, No. 4, July‑August, l979, pp. 432‑440.  (Description of feeding in Right Whales, the Gray Whale, and Finner Whales.)

    Pryor, K. and K. S. Norris (Editors)
                1991    Dolphin Societies.  Discoveries and Puzzles.  University of California Press, Berkeley.  397 pp. (Field studies and captive studies of dolphins and killer whale behavior.)

    Reeves, R.R., E. Mitchell, A. Mansfield, and M. McLaughlin
                1983    "Distribution and Migration of the Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus, in the Eastern North American Arctic." 
    Arctic, Vol. 36, No. 1, March 1983, pp. 6‑64.  

    Reeves, R.R., Leatherwood, S. and Lal Mohan, R. S.
                1993    A Future for
    Asian River Dolphins. Report from a Seminar on the Conservation of River Dolphins in the Indian Subcontinent. WDCS. 39 pp  

    Reeves, R., S. Leatherwood, and IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group (Compilers)
                1994    Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales: 1994-1998 Action Plan for the Conservation of Cetaceans. International Union for the Conservation of Nature,
    Gland, Switzerland.  92 pp. (Revised edition of 1989 Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales, 2nd edition, compiled by W.F. Perrin.)  

    Reeves, R.R., B.S. Stewart, P. J. Clapham and J. A. Powell. Illustrated by P. A. Folkens.
      2002   National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of  the World.  Alfred A.  Knopf, New York. 527 pp. (Well laid out and illustrated with  distribution maps and  life history statistics defined at the end of each species account. Well done.)

    Reynolds, J. E., III, and D. K. Odell (Editors)
                1991    Marine Mammal Strandings in the
    United States. Proceedings of the Second Marine Mammal Stranding Workshop Miami, Florida, December 305, 1987.  NOAA Technical Report NMFS 98. US. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161. 157 pp.  

    Reynolds, J. E., III, and S. A. Rommel (Editors)
                1999    Biology of  Marine Mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 578 pp. (Comprehensive work written by experts in the field on many aspects of biology and behavior)

    Reynolds, J. E., III, R. S . Wells, and S.D. Eide  
                2000    The Bottlenose Dolphin. Biology and Conservation. University Press of Florida Gainesville, Florida. 289 pp. (Includes evolution, anatomy, life history, behavior, human interactions, intelligence, conservation.)

    Rice, D. W., and A. Wolman
                l97l       The Life History and Ecology of the Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus). Special Publication No.3.  American Society of Mammalogists. l42 pp.

    Richardson, W J., C.R. Greene, Jr., C.I. Malme, and  D. H. Thomson  (Editors)
                1995    Marine Mammals and Noise. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego.  450 pp. Paperback reprint 1998.

    Ridgway, S. H. (Editor)
                l972     Mammals of the Sea: Biology and Medicine. Charles C Thomas,
    Springfield, Illinois. 8l2 pp., many figs. (A general review of marine mammal biology of both captive and free‑ranging animals.)  

    Ridgway, S. H., and R.J. Harrison (Editors)
                1985        Handbook of Marine Mammals. 6 Volumes. 
                  to           Academic Press, London and New York. Vol. 3: The Sirenians and Baleen
                1999        Whales, 1985, 362 pp.,  Vol. 4: River Dolphins and the Larger Toothed Whales, 
                 cont.       1989, 442 pp., Vol. 5: The First Book of Dolphins, 1994, 416 pp., Vol. 6:  The  Second Book of Dolphins and Porpoises, 1999, 486 pp.

    Rohr, J. J.,  F. E. Fish, and J. W. Gilpatrick, Jr.
                2002    “Maximum Swim Speeds of Captive and Free-ranging Delphinids: Critical Analysis of Extraordinary Performance.” Marine Mammal Science, 18(1):1-19. (Separates fact from fiction with studies that demonstrate realistic maximum speeds.)

    Ross, G. J. B.
                l979     "Records of Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales, Genus Kogia." Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums, Vol. ll, Part l4, pp. 259‑327. (Biology and distribution.)

                1984    "The Smaller Cetaceans of the South East Coast of Southern Africa." Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums, Vol. 15, Part 2 , pp. 173‑410. (Taxonomy and biology.)

    Russell, D.
                2001    Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia.  Simon  & Schuster, New York.  Paper reprint, 2004, by Island Press. 689 pp. (Gray Whale migration)

        Scheffer, V. B.
                    l969     (See Popular)

                    l976     (See Popular)  

        Schusterman, R.J., J. A. Thomas and F. G. Wood (Editors)
                    1986    Dolphin Cognition and Behavior: A Comparative Approach. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publications,
Hillsdale, NJ. 393 pp. (Divided into three main sections: brain and senses, cognition and intelligence, and social behavior.)    

        Sheldon, K. E. W., and D. J. Rugh
                    1995    "The Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus. Its Historic and Current Status." Marine Fisheries Review, Vol. 57, Nos. 3-4, pp. 1-20.

        Slijper, E. J.
                    l979     Whales. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. 5ll pp. Reprint of l962 edition with new forward, final chapter, and updated bibliography by R. J. Harrison. (A good basic book, technical but readable by the layman.  Includes chapters on the history of whales and whaling, evolution, physiology, behavior, sound production, migration, and distribution. Conservation problems and efforts reviewed in final chapter.)

        Smith, T. G., D. J.  St. Aubin, and J. R. Geraci (Editors)
                    1990    Advances in Research on the Beluga Whale, Delphinapterus leucas. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 224.  Ottawa Ontario.  206 pp.

        Sugarman, P.
                    1987    Field Guide to the Orca Whales. The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, Washington. 26 pp. (Identification by fins and markings.)

        Thomas, J. A., R. A. Kastelein, and A. Y. Supin (Editors)
                    1992    Marine Mammal Sensory Systems.  Plenum Press, NY.  773 pp. (Research papers from a symposium "Sensory Systems and Behavior of Aquatic Mammals," hosted by the USSR Academy of Sciences 16-25 October, 1991. Includes anatomy, morphology and neurology, echolocation, acoustic communication, hearing, and sensory systems and behavior.)

        Tinker, S.W.
                    1988    Whales of the World. Bess Press, P.O. Box 22388, Honolulu, Hawaii.  310 pp. (Handbook with a complete description of the anatomy of whales and information on evolution and classification.  An excellent book for college level students of biology and natural history.)

        Tomich, P. Q.
                    1986    Mammals in
Hawai'i: A synopsis and notational bibliography. 2nd edition revised. Bishop Museum Press, Special Publication 76, Honolulu, Hawaii. 375 pp. (For those specifically interested in marine mammals of Hawaii.)  

        Tomlin, A.G.
                    l967     "Mammals of the
USSR and Adjacent Countries." Cetacea, Vol. 9, 7l7 pp. Translated from the Russian (l957).  Israel Program for Scientific Translation. (An excellent coverage of the natural history of many cetaceans. )  

        True, F. W.        
                    l889     Contributions to the Natural History of Cetaceans. A Review of the Family Delphinidae. U.S. National Museum Bulletin No. 36. l9l pp.       

                    l904     The Whale Bone Whales of the Western North Atlantic Compared with Those Occurring in European Waters with Some Observations on the Species in the North Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Vol. 33, No. l4l4. 332 pp.  Smithsonian Press re‑issue in 1983 of the classic 1904 text. Washington, DC  360 pp., 188 black and white illus.            

        1910    An Account of the Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphiidae in the Collection of the United States National Museum, with Remarks on Some Specimens in Other American Museums. United States National Museum, Bulletin 73, 89 pp., 42 pls.  

        Twiss, J. R. and R.R. Reeves (Editors)
                    1999    Conservation and Management of Marine Mammals. Smithsonian Institution    Press,
Washington DC. 471 pp. (Conservation issues; laws governing marine mammals, and changing public attitudes.)   

        Vestergaard, E. (Editor)
                    1990    (See Whaling)  

        Wallace, R. L. (Compiler)
                    1994    The Marine Mammal Commission Compendium of Selected Treaties, International Agreements, and Other Relevant Documents on Marine Resources, Wildlife, and the Environment. Three volumes. U.S. Government Printing Office,
Washington, DC.  3547 pp. (Updated 1996 version in press: [to 31 December 1995]; extensive collection of international marine agreements to which the U.S. is a party.)  

        Whitehead, H.
                    2003    Sperm Whales: Social Evolution in the Ocean. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 431 pp.

        Wilson, D. E. and D. M. Reeder (Editors)
                    1993    Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Second Edition. Smithsonian Institution Press,
Washington, DC. 1,206 pp. (Authoritative reference. Updated checklist of mammals of the world. Order Cetacea prepared by J. G. Mead and R. L. Brownell,  Jr.)    

        Winn, H. E. and B. L. Olla (Editors)
                    l979     Behavior of Marine Animals. Current Perspectives in Research.  Vol. 3, Cetaceans. Plenum Press, NY. 438 pp., illus. (Includes studies of whale anatomy, research on cetacean sounds, investigations of strandings, and other aspects of whale behavior.)

        Würsig, B.
                    1988    "The Behavior of Baleen Whales." Scientific American, Vol. 258,  No. 4, 
                         April 1988, pp.102‑107.           

                    1989    "Cetaceans." Science, Vol. 244, No. 4912, 30 June 1989, pp. 1550‑1557. (Anatomical, physiological, and social adaptations of cetaceans as compared with their ancient land‑dwelling relatives.)  

        Wynne, K.
                    1992    Guide to Marine Mammals of
Alaska. Illustrated by Pieter Folkens. Marine Advisory Bulletin 44. Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. 75 pp. 

        Wynne, K., M. Schwartz, and G. Mix
                    1999    Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the
U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico. Illustrated by G. Mix. Rhode Island Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett. 114 pp.  

        Yablokov, A. V., V. M. Bel Kovich, and V. I. Borisov
                    l974     Whales and Dolphins. Part I (Chapters l‑9) Trans. No. JPRS‑62l50‑l, 247 pp.  Part II (Chapters l0‑l8), (Appendices l and 2, and Bibliography), Trans. No. JPRS‑62l50‑2, 286 pp. Joint Publications Research Service, Arlington, VA. (Mainly anatomy. Available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22l6l.)

Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whaling, Technical References (A-J)

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