Alaska Geographic Society
"Alaska Whales and Whaling." Alaska Geographic,
Vol. 5, No. 4, November l978, l44 pp. (Describes the life cycle and
migration of North Pacific whales; includes history of commercial and
subsistence whaling in the north, controversy over Eskimo hunt of Bowhead,
and a fold‑out poster of Alaska's whales.)
2004 A Laviathan of Our Own. The Tragic and Amazing
Story of North Atlantic Right Whale #2030. Paleontological Research
Institution Special Publication Number 25. Ithaca, NY. 71 pp.
Dolphins; the Myth and the Mammal. Houghton Mifflin
Co., Boston. 268
pp., illus. (History and biology of dolphins, in particular, dolphins
in New Zealand
"Blood Relations." Natural History, Vol. 104,
No. 11, November 1995, pp. 26-32. (Kinship of whales and culture of
whaling in the Faeroes.)
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales
and Dolphins. Knopf, NY 848 pp. (Section on whales
and dolphins by David and Melba Caldwell.)
Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Marine Mammals of North
America. Natural Science Consultant, John Farrand, Jr.; paintings
by Larry Foster. A. Knopf, NY 191 pp. (Handy identification
guide with habitat and range included.)
Killer Whales of the World. Voyageur Press, MN. 132 pp.
(See Technical )
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World. Doubleday &
Co. Inc., Garden City, NY. 224 pp. (Very readable text and excellent
Balcomb, K. C.
Whales of Hawaii including all species of marine mammals in
Hawaiian and adjacent water. S. M. Minasian, editor; illustrations by
Larry Foster, Marine Mammal Fund, San Francisco. 99 pp.
Beaureguard, S. and J. Fairchild
Ocean Mammals. Cypress Pub., Glendale, CA 32
pp. (For young children.)
Celebrating Whales. An introduction to Cetaceans. Peter
Pauper Press, White Plains, New York. 64 pp. (Brief review for
Beluga: a Farewell to Whales. Lyons & Burford,
New York. 224 pp. (Belugas in the St. Lawrence River and why they
Bonner, W. N.
Whales. Blandford Press, England. Distributed by
Sterling Pub. Co., NY. 278 pp. (Topics include whale anatomy, diving,
adaptations to life in the sea, feeding, reproduction, communication
and intelligence, and history of whaling.)
Whales of the World. Facts on File, NY. 191
pp. (Readable text; good illustrations.)
"Keeping Watch on Great Wings." Australian Natural History,
Vol. 24, No. 8, Autumn 1994, pp. 38-47. (Whale watching Humpbacks in
Australian waters; behavior, sounds, best locations.)
The Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea. Key Porter Books,
Toronto, Ontario. 144 pp.
The Sea World Book of Whales. Sea World Press, San Diego,
CA. 96 pp. (For elementary and junior high school; focuses on evolution
of toothed and baleen whales, mating, birth and care of young; includes
recent research on whales and training at Sea World.)
The Life and Death of Whales. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. Universe
Books, NY. l85 pp., photographs. (Biology and natural history
of the larger whales; section on whaling.)
Caldwell, D. K. and M. C. Caldwell
The World of the Bottlenosed Dolphin. J.B.Lippincott,
Philadelphia. l57 pp. (An excellent popular account based on observations
of captive animals.)
Carwardine, M. (editor)
Whales Dolphins and Porpoises. 2nd edition.
Smithsonian Handbooks. Dorling Kindersley Books, New York.
256 pp. (Guidebook: identifications, how to deal with strandings.)
Dolphins. St. Martin's Press, New York. 160 pp.
(Includes folklore, senses, behavior, intelligence, captivity.)
“Evolution of Whales.” National Geographic, Vol.
200, No. 5, Novr, pp. 64-77.
Humpback Whales. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota.
Right Whales: Natural History and Conservation. Paperback.
Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota.
Conner, R. C. and D. M. Peterson
The Lives of Whales and Dolphins. Henry Holt & Co.,
New York. 233 pp.
The Whale Watcher's Guide: whale-watching trips in North
America (forward by Roger Payne). Northword Press, Manocqua, Wisconsin.
Cousteau, J. Y. and P. Diole
The Whale. Undersea Discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau.
Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY. 304pp., photographs.
l977 paper edition titled, Whale: Mighty Monarch of the Sea.
Dolphins. Doubleday & Co. Inc., Garden City,
NY. 304 pp., photographs, illus. (This series, The Undersea Discoveries
of Jacques‑Yves Cousteau, provides excellent photos; however,
many errors occur in the text.)
Cousteau, J. Y. and Y. Paccalet
Whales. Harry N Abrams, Inc., New York. 280
pp. (Beautiful photographs. Topics include evolution, behavior,
communication, history of whaling.)
“Harbor Porpoises Rescue.” National
Geographic, Vol. 203, No. 6, June 2003, pp. 70-79
Wild Whales. West Coast Whale Research Foundation,
Vancouver, B.C. 96 pp. (Picture essay on Killer, Gray and Humpback
"Whales: An Era of Discovery." National Geographic,
December 1988, pp. 872-909. (Includes chart of the modern cetacean ancestors;
sums up 2 decades of whale research.)
With the Whales. Photographs by Flip Nicklin. Forward
by Ken Norris. Northward Press, WI 152 pp. (Mainly photos)
1999 Gray Whales. Worldlife Library.
Voyageur Press, MN. 72 pp.
Darling, J., F. Nicklin, K. S. Norris, H. Whitehead,
and B. Wursig
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. National Geographic Society,
Washington, DC 232 pp. (Beautifully illustrated book on a whole range
Marine Mammals of California. 3rd revision, reprint 1985.
University of California Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and California
Department of Fish and Game. 61 pp. Available from Cooperative
Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720. (Single copy free.)
Encounters with Whales & Dolphins. Sheridan House,
New York. 250 pp. (Emphasis on communicating with cetaceans in
D'Vincent, C., D. Haley, and F. Sharpe
Voyaging with the Whales. Boulton Publishing Services.
Chicago. 216 pp. (Focuses on behavior of Pacific population of
The Book of Whales. Alfred A. Knopf, NY. 252
pp., illus. (Excellent detailed account of the large whales for
both the biologist and layman, high school and older.)
Dolphins and Porpoises. 1989 softback reprint. Alfred
A. Knopf, NY 270 pp., color paintings. (Accounts of 43 dolphins
and porpoises: emphasis on behavior; extensive bibliography.)
"A Sea Change for Leviathan." Audubon,
Vol. 87, No. 6, November 1985, pp. 62‑78. (Review of the
history and behavior of Blue, Right, Bowhead, Sperm Whales; strandings
and results of the rulings of IWC.)
Marine Mammals: American Cetacean Society Sea Guide. American
Cetacean Society, San Pedro, California. 27 pp. (an identification
Aquagenesis: the Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea.
Viking, NY. 304 pp. (On evolution :Section on marine animals.)
Evans, W. E.
"Dolphins and their Mysterious Sixth Sense." Oceanus,
Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall l980, pp. 69‑75. (History and description
of experiments testing dolphin use of echolocation.)
Whales. British Natural History Series, Whittet Books,
London. 136 pp.
Dolphins. Whittet Books, London. 128 pp. (Life history,
behaviour, relationship with man, bibliography, and listing of organizations
Whales of the North
Atlantic: Biology and Ecology [Les Baleines de l’Atlantique
Nord]. E’ditions MultiMondes, Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada. 290 pp. (Translated
by Robert St. Laurent. Good photographs: decaying whale carcass, larynx,
tongue and mouth, beluga suction feeding, etc.)
Ford, J. and D. Ford
"Narwhal: Unicorn of the Arctic Seas." National
Geographic, Vol. 169, No. 3, March 1986, pp. 354‑363.
(Research on the uses and purpose of the narwhal tusk; symbol of dominance
in ritual displays and use as a weapon.)
"Amazing Things Whales Do." Paintings by Larry Foster.
International Wildlife, Vol. 9, No. l, January‑February
l979, pp. 36-47. (Paintings depict behavior of Humpback, Minke,
Sei, Blue, Bottlenose, Right, Sperm, Gray, Fin, Orca and Bryde's Whale.)
Fraser, F. C.
The Whale Watcher's Guide. Julian Messner, New York.
169 pp.( Easy to read description of large species, life in the water,
senses, anatomy, history of whaling.)
Geraci, J. R.
"The Enigma of Marine Strandings." Oceanus.
Vol.2l, No. 2, pp. 39‑47.
"An Incredible Feasting of Whales." National Geographic,
Vol. 165, No. 1, January 1984, pp.88‑93. (Humpbacks feeding.)
Reflections on a Whale-watcher. Indiana University
Press. Bloomington. 269 pp. (Gray whales, blue whales, el Nino,
Baja flora & fauna)
Gill, P., and M. Morrice
“The Bonney Blues.” Nature
Summer 2003-2004. Vol. 27, No. 11, pp. 38-45.
(Unexpected Blue Whale feeding ground near Australian coast.)
"Whales with Legs." Newscience, Premier
Issue, November/December. P. 25. (Depicts author's impression of
Gordon, D.G., and A. Baldridge
Gray Whales. Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA 64 pp.
Orcas of the Gulf: A Natural History. Sierra Club,
San Francisco, CA 205 pp. (Killer Whales of the Gulf of Maine.)
"The Imperiled Giants." National Geographic,
Vol. l50, No. 6, December l976, pp. 722‑752.
Whale Watching in the West Indies. A Guide to Cetaceans and Sites
of the Region. Island Resources Foundation, Washington,
DC 43 pp.
Haley, D. (Editor)
Marine Mammals of Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. Revised
2nd edition. Pacific Search Press, Seattle, WA 295 pp. (Chapters
by scientists in the field on the biology and behavior of cetaceans,
pinnipeds, sirenians, sea otters, and polar bears with comments on evolution
and adaptations for life in the sea. Updated text and expanded bibliography.)
Harrison, R. and M. M. Bryden (Editors)
A World Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Winchester
Press, Tulsa, OK. l56 pp. (Description of 4l species of whales,
34 dolphins, 6 porpoises; includes hints for whalewatchers, lookouts
Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises.
University of Washington Press, Seattle. 110 pp. (Cetacea, wildlife
conservation and folklore.)
Hofman, R.J. and W.N. Bonner
The Whale Watcher's Handbook. Doubleday & Co.Inc.,
NY 208 pp. (Best locations for whale watching in the U.S., Canada,
and other areas with a guide to identifying 87 species.)
Seasons of the Whale: riding the currents of the North
Atlantic. Chelsea Green Publishing Co., Post Mills, VT 104
pp. (Migration and whale watching.)
Orca The Whale Called Killer. Revised and reprinted .
Camden House, Ontario, Canada. 291 pp. (Working with Orcas off
coast of British Columbia.
Meeting the Whales. Camden House, Ontario.
72 pp. (Introduction to biology and behavior with brief life histories)
Riding with the Dolphins. The Equinox Guide to Dolphins and Porpoises.
Camden House, Buffalo, NY. 64 pp.
Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A
World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation. Earthscan,
Encounters with Whales. A Journey among Southern Humpback
Whales. Robert Brown & Associates Pty Ltd.
Kastner, J., P. Kastner, and J. Porter
Gentle Giants of the Sea. 2nd edition. Whale
Museum, Friday Harbor, Washington. 133 pp + 48pp. (A teacher's
guide for elementary school with activities up to grade 5. Includes
accounts of all large whales.)
Katona, S. K.
"Puzzles of Whale Migration." Nature Quarterly,
Vol. 6, No. 3, Summer 1987, pp. 50‑57.
Katona, S. K., V. Rough, and D. T. Richardson
A Field Guide to Whales, Porpoises, and Seals from Cape
Cod to Newfoundland. 4th edition revised. Smithsonian Institution
Press, Washington and London. 316 pp.
Kaufman, G. D. and P. H. Forestall
Hawaii's Humpback Whales. A complete whalewatcher's
guide. Pacific Whale Foundation Press, Maui, Hawaii. 176 pp.
(Easy to read summary of the biology of the Humpback with hints for
Orca, Vision of the Killer Whale. Sierra Club Books, San
Francisco. 110 pp. ( Includes evolution, anatomy, reproduction,
Kreitman, R. C. and M. J. Schramm
West Coast Whale Watching. The Complete Guide to
Observing Marine Mammals. (whale identification, list of charter boats,
tours, most watched animals.)
The Friendly Dolphins. Random House, NY. 8l
pp. (For young children.)
Great Whales. Garrard Pub. Co., Champaign, IL. 64 pp.,
color illus. (Describes characteristics and behavior of certain
species and their survival problems.)
Leatherwood, S. and R.R. Reeves
The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins. Sierra
Club Books, San Francisco. 302 pp. (Excellent guide; paintings
by Larry Foster.)
Lichter, A. A.
Tracks in the Sand, Shadows on the Sea, Marine Mammals of Argentina
and Antarctica. Terra Nova, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 287 pp.
(Primarily on Cetaceans; forward by Bernd Wursig)
Communication Between Man & Dolphin. Crown Pub.Inc.,
NY. 269 pp., 48 black and white plates.
"The Friendly Whale." Pacific Discovery, Vol.
XXI, No. 6, Nov.‑Dec. l978, pp. l‑9. ("Friendly"
behavior of Gray Whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja.)
Linehan, E. J.
"The Trouble with Dolphins." National Geographic,
Vol. l55, No. 4, April l979, pp. 506‑54l. (Reports of dolphin
experiments dealing with communication, sound, intelligence, and physical
Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises. W.W. Norton
& Co. Inc., NY. 200 pp., photographs. (Evolution and
anatomy, whaling, folklore, sonar, conservation, description and life
history of large whales and dolphins.)
Martin, A. R. and International Team of Experts
Whales and Dolphins. Salamander Press, London, New York.
192 pp. (A comprehensive survey written by cetacean professionals. Portland
House, NY publication titled Illustrated Encyclopedia of Whales and
The Whales’Journey. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW,
Australia, 251 pp. (Humpback Whale migration, history of whaling, conservation)
Matthews, L. Harrison
"The Pollywog of Whales." Sea Frontiers, Vol.
39, No. 3, May/June 1993, pp. 50-64. (Movements and behavior of belugas.)
May, J. (Editor)
The Greenpeace Book of Dolphins. Sterling Publishing
Co. New York. 159 pp.
Whales: Their Life in the Sea. Harper & Row, NY.88
pp., illus. (Chapters on evolution, physiology, communication,
and migration of various kinds of whales. For elementary and junior
high school children.)
J.G., and Joy P. Gold
2002 Whales and Dolphins in Question. The Smithsonian
Answer Book. Photographs by Flip Nicklin. Smithsonian Institution
and London. 200 pp. - (Both the professional and layman will find this
a helpful guide to answering all manner of questions relating to whales
and dolphins: anatomy, physiology, natural history and conservation.)
S. M., K. C. Balcomb, and Larry Foster
1984 The World's Whales: The Complete Illustrated
Guide. Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC 224 pp. (Excellent
treatment of the biology of cetaceans; many fine photographs.)
The Blue Whale. Thomas Crowell, NY. 33 pp., illus.
(Chapters on the biology of the Blue Whale and products made from whales. For
A Whale for the Killing. Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 239
pp. (A personal account of Mowat's attempts to save a stranded
Gentle Giant. At Sea with the Humpback Whale. Chronicle
Books, San Francisco. 66 pp. (Softback; mainly color photographs.)
National Geographic Society
The Great Whales: Migration and Range. World Map by J.
F. Door et al. (Reverse side of map depicts Whales of the
World.) Published by the Cartographic Division as a supplement
to National Geographic, Vol. l50, No. 6, December l976.
Amazing Animals of the Sea, Marine Mammals. National
Geographic Society, Washington, DC 104 pp. (Many color photographs;
text for young readers with sections on toothed and baleen whales, whale
watching and Hawaii's Sea Life Park.)
The Friendly Whales. A Whalewatcher's Guide to the
Gray Whales of Baja California. Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 120
pp. (A personal account of whales and whale watching in Mexico's Baja
California and Sea of Cortez.)
"Bowhead Whales. Leviathans of Icy Seas." National Geographic,
Vol. 188, No. 2, August 1995, pp. 114-129. (Eskimos in Alaska hunting
Norman, J. R. and F. C. Fraser
Norris, K. S.
The Porpoise Watcher. W.W. Norton and Co., NY. 250 pp.,
photographs. (An excellent account of a naturalist's experiences
with porpoises and whales.)
Dolphins Days. The Life and Times of the Spinner Dolphin.
W.W. Norton & Co., NY. 335 pp. (Personal experiences with Spinner
dolphins off Hawaii.)
"Dolphins in Crisis." National Geographic, Vol.
182, No. 3, September 1992, pp. 2-35.
"Beluga: White Whale of the North." National Geographic,
Vol. 185, No. 6, June 1994, pp. 2-31.
Obee, B., and G. Ellis
Guardians of the Whale: The Quest to Study Whales in the Wild.
Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage. 169 pp. (Sections on Killer whales,
Pacific gray whales, Humpbacks, and Minkes.)
Special Section on Whales: Vol. 17, No. 2, March‑April 1984, pp.3‑24.(Includes
ancestry of cetaceans, Humpbacks, Gray Whales. )
Lost Leviathan. Dodd, Mead and Co., NY. 280 pp.
(Excellent account of the history of Antarctic whaling and a general
treatment of whale biology.)
Orr, R. T., and R. C. Helm
(See Technical )
Osborne, R., J. Calambokidis, and E. M. Dorsey
A Guide to Marine Mammals of Greater Puget Sound. Delphine
Haley, editor. Island Publishers, Anacortes, Washington. 191
pp. (Includes section on whales, dolphins, and porpoises.)
Patent, D. H.
All About Whales. Holiday House, NY. 48 pp.(for elementary
The World of the Arctic Whales: Belugas, Bowheads and
Narwhals. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco. 116 pp.
"At Home with Right Whales." National Geographic, Vol.
l49, No. 3, March l976, pp. 322‑339.
"Humpbacks: Their Mysterious Songs." National
Geographic, Vol. l55, No. l, January l979, pp.l8‑25.
(Recording of Humpback's songs included with issue.)
1983 (See Technical)
Among Whales. Scribner, New York. 431 pp. (Right
whale behavior, songs of humpbacks, living with whales in Patagonia.)
"Why are There so Many Kinds of Whales and Dolphins?" BioScience,
Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 460-461.
Pick, W. C.
"The Whale's Pearl. The Story of Ambergris." Oceans,
Vol. 18, No. 3, May/June 1985, pp. 23‑25.
Pitman, R. L. and S. J. Chivers
“Terror in Black and White.” Natural History, Vol. 107,
No. 10, pp. 26-29. (Killer whales attack 9 female [?] sperm whales,
killing at least one and mortally injuring others.)
1998 “The St. Lawrence Blues. ” Wildlife
Conservation, August, 1998, Vol. 101, No.4, pp. 46-53.
Lads Before the Wind, Adventures in Porpoise Training. Harper
& Row, NY. 278 pp., black and white photographs. (Excellent
account of porpoises in captivity.)
Reeves, R.R. and E. Mitchell
"The Whale behind the Tusk." Natural History,
Vol. 90, No. 8, August l98l, pp. 50‑56. ( the Narwhal: relationship
of myths and superstition to its exploitation.)
The Dolphin Doctor. Yankee Books, Dublin, NH 159
pp. (A memoir of the years from 1962 to 1970 when Dr. Ridgway, a young
veterinarian, worked with the dolphin, "Tuffy", developing
new techniques for studying and treating dolphins in captivity. Also
in paperback, 195 pp.)
Ridgway, S. H. and R.J. Harrison (Editors)
Rinard, J. E.
Dolphins: Our Friends in the Sea. National Geographic
Society, Washington, DC 104 pp. (Many photographs of dolphins in
captivity; includes killer whales, fossil history of whales, identifying,
training, and studying dolphins.)
Strandings. Ways to Save Whales. The Science Press,
Johannesburg and Cape Town. 124 pp. (Describes types of strandings,
reasons for certain kinds, procedures to save healthy grounded cetaceans,
and author's record of strandings in New Zealand waters from 1968‑81.)
Endangered Species. Dolphins and Whales. Chartwell
books, NJ. 128 pp. (History, social units, sound production, identification,
strandings, friendly interactions, whale watching.)
Scheffer, V. B.
The Year of the Whale. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. 2l3
pp. (Life of a Sperm Whale‑a fictional account of its first year.)
A Natural History of Marine Mammals. Charles Scribner's
Sons, NY. l57 pp. (Includes sections on migration, diseases,
survival, fossils, food, senses, measurements of intelligence, and reproduction.)
"Exploring the Lives of Whales." National Geographic,
Vol. l50, No. 6, December l976, pp. 752‑766.
Seed, A. (Editor)
Toothed Whales in Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. Pacific
Search Books, Seattle, WA. 32 pp. (Articles by biologists on Killer,
Pygmy Sperm, Sperm, Beaked, Arctic White Whales, and the Narwhal.)
Baleen Whales in Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. Pacific
Search Books, Seattle, WA. 45pp., photographs. (Articles
by biologists on the history of Bowhead whaling, the Bowhead, Gray,
Blue, and Humpback Whales, and Indian whaling. )
M. E. and J. Hunt
A First Look at Whales. Walker and Co., NY. 32 pp. (For
the early elementary grades; introduction to the behavior, shape and
appearance of several types of whales.)
Shane, S. H.
The Bottlenose Dolphin in the Wild. Dolphin Book, Felton,
California. 48 pp. (Lively discussion of feeding, reproduction,
intelligence, social behavior, and research techniques used to study
Shelden, K. E. W., and D. J. Rugh
"The Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus: Its Historic and
Current Status." Marine Fisheries Review,
Vol. 57, Nos. 3-4, 1995, pp. 1-20/
"Narwhal Hunters of Greenland." National Geographic,
Vol. 165, No. 4, April 1984, pp. 520‑539.
Slijper, E. J.
The Presence of Whales: Contemporary Writings on the Whales.
Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage. 319 pp.
Stoops, E. D., J. L. Martin and D. L. Stone
Whales. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York.
80 pp. (Book of questions)
Baleines et Cachalots. Delachaux et Niestle SA, Lausanne,
Switzerland. 135 pp. (In French; species accounts with brief sections
on whale and dolphin biology.)
Dolphins & Porpoises. A Worldwide Guide. Sterling
Publishing, New York. 160 pp. (Field guide; includes distribution maps.)
Talbot, F .H., and J. G. Mead
Sea Creatures. My First Pocket Guide (Series) National
Geographic Society, Washington, DC 80 pp. (Easy identification
guide for young folks: includes dolphins, whales, where to look for
them and what to find.)
"Killer Whale Attack!" National Geographic,
Vol.l55, No. 4, April l979, pp. 542‑545.
Tiede, T. with J. Kindleton
The Great Whale Rescue. Pharos Books, New York. 151
pp. (Account of Humphrey's rescue.)
Whales and Other Sea Mammals. From the Wild, Wild
World of Animals. Time‑Life Films, Chicago, IL. l28
pp., excellent color photographs. (Highly recommended children's
book; sections on baleen and toothed whales and dolphins, manatees and
dugongs, seals and sea otters.)
Tolanda, W. and R. Hall
Humphrey the Lost Whale. Heian International Inc., Union
City, CA (For young children.)
"The Jojoba: Cinderella Crop for the 70's." l977
Yearbook of Science and the Future. Encyclopaedia Britannica
Inc., Chicago, Toronto, London. pp.l92‑20l. (Jojoba bean oil is
a substitute for sperm whale oil.)
Watson, J. W.
Whales; Friendly Dolphins and Mighty Giants of the Sea.
Golden Press, NY. 6l pp., color illus. (The characteristics, habits,
habitats of many whales and dolphins. For elementary grades.)
Wells, R. S.
"Bringing up Baby." Natural History, August
1991, pp. 56-62. (Rearing patterns and behavior of newborn bottlenose
"The Unknown Giants." National Geographic, Vol.
166, No. 6, December 1984, pp. 774‑789. (Sperm Whales and Blue
Whales in the Indian Ocean.)
"Why Whales Leap." Scientific American, Vol.
252, No. 3, March 1985, pp. 84‑93.
Voyage to the Whales. Chelsea Green Pub., VT 195 pp. (Story
of expedition in Indian Ocean observing Sperm Whales.)
"The Realm of the Elusive Sperm Whale." National Geographic,
Vol. 188, No. 5, November 1995, pp. 56-73.
Winn, L. K. and H. E. Winn
Wings in the Sea: The Humpback Whale. University
Press of New England, Hanover, NH 151 pp. (Accurate account of
the humpback. Chapters cover evolution, feeding, migration, behavior,
communication, and whaling. Narrated from the researcher's perspective,
but appealing to the layman.)
Wood, F. G.
Marine Mammals and Man: The Navy's Porpoises and Sea Lions.
Robert Luce Co., Washington, DC. 264 pp., photographs. (Tests performed
by the Navy.)
"Dolphins." Scientific American, Vol.
240, No.3, March l979, pp. l36‑l48. (Dolphin behavior, "intelligence",
communication, and identification.)
Würsig, B. and M. Würsig
"Day and Night of the Dolphins." Natural History,
Vol. 88, No. 3, March l979, pp. 60‑67. (Behavior of Dusky Dolphins
at Golfo San Jose.)
Whales. Michael Friedman Publishing Group Inc. 143
pp. (History and myths, families, status, intelligence, mating.)
- Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whaling,
Technical References (A-J)
- Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whaling,
Technical References (K-Z)
- Whaling Reading List
- Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whaling,
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