5 edition of Familiar marine mammals. found in the catalog.
Cover title: Familiar marine mammals, North America.A Chanticleer Press edition--P. Includes index.
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|Pagination||xvi, 83 p. :|
|Number of Pages||83|
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But today, under the protection of most of the world's governments, they are coming back. Their gentle nature has endeared them in our hearts. This behavior has yet to be explained. Pacific Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus Gray whales are among the best known large whales. Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops melaena The bottlenose dolphin is perhaps the most familiar of the sea mammals.
Inhabiting the coastal waters of the western United States, they are now protected and are making a comeback. Some scientists believe they are capable of complex communication skills. These animals have exhibited remarkable abilities to communicate and learn.
These animals have since evolved to be perfectly adapted to their environment. West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus Manatees are graceful and peaceful creatures. Pods of Orcas have been known to work together when hunting for food.
It is a standard attraction at most marine parks. Familiar marine mammals. feed on water plants, and inhabit the waterways and shores of Florida.
They are peaceful animals, and they are quite intelligent. They are slow creatures, and are in danger of extinction due to careless boaters. The other main group of marine mammals falls into the family of pinnipeds, which includes the seals and sea lions. Some of the largest brains in the world of mammals are found in the oceans. These highly social animals have actually been known to rescue humans from danger. California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus Sea lions are probably the best-known members of the pinniped family.
Breathing air and then diving, cetaceans can hold their breath for unimaginable lengths of time. They can frequently seen swimming along the shores of the western states.
These magnificent animals were one hunted to the brink of extinction, but are now starting to make a comeback.
They feed on plankton, and are perhaps best known for their enchanting song, which can be heard for hundreds of miles under the sea.