Sperm Whales

Author: Hal Whitehead
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226895185
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Sperm Whales from the Author: Hal Whitehead. Famed in story as "the great leviathans," sperm whales are truly creatures of extremes. Giants among all whales, they also have the largest brains of any creature on Earth. Males can reach a length of sixty-two feet and can weigh upwards of fifty tons. With this book, Hal Whitehead gives us a clearer picture of the ecology and social life of sperm whales than we have ever had before. Based on almost two decades of field research, Whitehead describes their biology, behavior, and habitat; how they organize their societies; and how their complex lifestyles may have evolved in this unique environment. Among the many fascinating topics he explores is the crucial role that culture plays in the life of the sperm whale, and he traces the consequences of this argument for both evolution and conservation. Finally, drawing on these findings, Whitehead builds a general model of how the ocean environment influences social behavior and cultural evolution among mammals as well as other animals. The definitive portrait of a provocative creature, Sperm Whales will interest animal behaviorists, conservationists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists as well as marine mammalogists.

Sperm Whales

Author: John F. Prevost
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781562394783
Size: 19.68 MB
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Sperm Whales from the Author: John F. Prevost. Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and food habits of sperm whales.

Sperm Whales

Author: Megan M. Gunderson
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617873527
Size: 13.41 MB
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Sperm Whales from the Author: Megan M. Gunderson. Dive into EarthÍs oceans and discover the world of the sperm whale! Stunning, full-color photos show these large-headed whales above water and below. A range map reveals where these special sea creatures can be found. A labeled diagram helps readers identify flukes, flippers, and more. The sperm whaleÍs size, habitat, senses, threats, diet, reproduction, and unique behaviors are also introduced. Plus, find out about the spermaceti organ that gives these whales their name. Learn about the long, deep dives sperm whales are capable of, and discover how they communicate. A facts page, bolded glossary terms, and an index support the engaging, easy-to-read chapter text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Sperm Whales

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Sperm Whales from the Author: . Reports and papers on sperm whales from three meetings of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee in 1977 and 1978.

Sperm Whales

Author: Victor Gentle
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836828856
Size: 43.86 MB
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Sperm Whales from the Author: Victor Gentle. Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, diet, and endangerment of the sperm whale.

Sperm Whales

Author: Jonathan Gordon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780896583986
Size: 79.72 MB
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Sperm Whales from the Author: Jonathan Gordon. An introduction to sperm whales discusses their evolution, physical characteristics, distribution, migration, behavior,and social structure

Dwarf Sperm Whales

Author: Kristin Petrie
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 161785137X
Size: 50.28 MB
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Dwarf Sperm Whales from the Author: Kristin Petrie. Whales are among the largest animals on earth. How amazing that a big whale can jump out of the water and fly over the rope at the water park! Readers learn about the many types of whales and how to identify them.