Whale reproduction sources

From: Erich Hoyt (e.hoyt@virginnet.co.uk)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 03:14:50 EDT

>From: LPrenderg@aol.com
>To: e.hoyt@virginnet.co.uk, pita@whale.wheelock.edu
>Subject: Whale reproduction
>Date: Mon, Apr 9, 2001, 7:50 PM

> Could you recommend a resource - either on the web or in book form, which
> carries information about whale breeding and gestation?
> Thanks,
> Laura Prendergast

Dear Laura,

There's a lot of informtion on whale breeding and gestation on this site.

Try the How to Find page to start with:


You can also search through the archives for Ask a Scientist using the words
breeding and gestation.

For a general popular book, there are a number of technical guides but one
popular book that summarizes the reproductive and other information from all
species of whales and dolphins, at least where it is known (it often isn't)
is Peter Evans' book The Natural History of Whales and Dolphins published in
about 1987.

Even better and more detailed is the multivolume series The Handbook of
Marine Mammals by Ridgway and Harrison, published by Academic Press.

A good university or large public library should have these.

Good luck and all the best,

Erich Hoyt

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