Right WhalesBook - 2001
The mysterious lives of whales and dolphins come alive in the full-page photos and lively text of the Whales and Dolphins series. Explore the unique behavioral and physical adaptations that allow these sea mammals to swim fast, leap above the water, blow loud exhale blasts, create curious clicks and clangs or haunting songs, and use echolocation to see in deep, dark waters. Humans feel a connection to these intelligent, playful fellow mammals, and the more we learn about their communication, group lives, and devotion to their calves, the closer that connection becomes. Surprising facts, bold images, and detailed narratives will satisfy curious young readers of Whales and Dolphins.Right whales got their name because sailors found them easy to kill -- thus they became the right whale to hunt. Only about 300 northern right whales and 1,300 southern right whales survive today. Colorful photos show right whales, each with the individual patterns of hard callosities that identify it. Engaging text includes right whale history, body structure, parenting practices, and nonaggressive behaviors.
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2001
Characteristics: 24 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm. --