Subject: Pygmy Right Whale

Tokitae (
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 11:42:28 -0500 (EST)

My daughter is currently doing a project in school on the Pygmy Right
Whale, I am trying to obtain as much statistical info as possible for
her. If you know of any online links or resources that would help in
this search I would certainly appreciate it !

Sincerely Yours,

Leo Hetherington

Dear Leo,

The best place to start looking is the WhaleNet bibliography, which is at:

I have extracted some of the general whale books I know of that should be
some help. The Minasian and Balcomb book gives some figures on all species.
I don't know of anything devoted specifically to the Pygmy Right Whale.

Coffee, David J. 1976. Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises: An Encyclopedia of
Sea Mammals. New York: Macmillan.

Ellis, Richard. 1980. The Book of Whales. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc

Haley, Dolphine (Ed.) 1986. Marine Mammals. 2nd ed. Seattle, Washington:
Pacific Search Press.

Harrison, Richard, and Michael M. Bryden. 1988. Whales, Dolphins and
Porpoises. New York: Facts on File, Inc.

Leatherwood, Stephen and Randall R. Reeves. 1983. Sierra Club Handbook of
Whales and Dolphins. San Francisco: Sierra
Club Books.

Minasian, Stanley, Kenneth C. Balcomb, and Larry Foster. 1984. The World's
Whales. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian

Watson, Lyall. 1981. Sea Guide to Whales of the World. New York: E.P. Dutton.

Howard Garrett
PAWS Lolita Campaign Coordinator