Subject: Re(2): whales and field guides

Robert Kenney (
Thu, 13 Nov 97 08:58:13 EST

At 22:10 11/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Thank you for your reply. Will look up the books. Can't wait to go to Alaska,
>Trip is schegualed for July. Larry Re whales
Larry - 

Since I sent that message, I found out about what might me an even better
field guide (I spent an hour talking to the author last night when she
dropped in out of the blue - she's working on a similar guide for the
Atlantic which should be out around June).  Probably cheaper, too ($19.95).
It's "Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska" by Kate Wynne, published by Alaska
Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (ISBN
1-56612-044-6).  It's spiral bound and printed on very heavy waterproof
paper, and has become the standard for NMFS fishery observers and
eco-tourism trip leaders in Alaska.  Since most of the species in the
Pacific Northwest overlap with Alaska, it should be fine for there, too.

Dr. Bob

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