Subject: CDROM: Compilation of Marine Mammal CD-ROMS (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:48:50 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 23:21:48 -0700
From: MARMAM Editors <marmamed@UVic.CA>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
Subject: Compilation of Marine Mammal CD-ROMS (fwd)


1. TITLE: Dolphin Encounters

AUTHOR/DISTRIBUTOR: Dolphin Research Center, PO Box 522875,
Marathon Shores, FL 33052-2875, (305) 289-1121 ext 233, Fax: (305)

behaviors, signature whistles, and references.

PRICE: $39.95



2. In the Company of Whales

Discovery Home Entertainment, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD
20814; (301) 986-1999

Based on the Discovery Channel TV feature. Contains information about
whale biology and has a lot of photographs, video clips and sound
tracks. There are spoken commentaries by Roger Payne, Alette Hohn,
James Mead, and Chris Clark.



 PC 386 or higher, Windows 3.1 or higher, 4 MB RAM, VGA display. Mac
version also available


3. Marine Mammals of the World

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1996

Created for Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification, University of
Amsterdam. Available from Springer-Verlag Electronic Media, 175 Fifth
Ave, NY, NY 10010 or Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany.
www: For Mac version order ISBN
3-540-14509-5 for PC order ISBN 3-540-14508-7

Based on FAO's species identification guide, supplemented with updated
information, provides descriptions of all marine mammal species  and
color illustrations and includes some sound and video clips, an
interactive identification key and distribution maps. Text is



 Mac version requires  68030 or Power PC, System 7, 8 MB RAM. PC
version requires 486 or higher, 8 MB RAM, Windows 3.1 or higher, VGA


4. Webster's Whales and Dolphins

Webster Publishing,, ISBN 1-86398-206-X

Includes color images and video, descriptions of whales and dolphins,
evolution, anatomy and physiological adaptations, whales and man,
whales and dolphin research.


PC: at least Pentium recommended, Windows 95 or Windows 3.1x, sound
card, 256 colors, 8 MB RAM

5. Whales

Published in 1994 by Discis Knowledge Research Inc., 90 Sheppard
Ave. East, Toronto, ON M2N3A1 ISBN: 1-55136-096-9

Developed in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, includes
photographs, narration (English)<bold>, </bold>music, and sound
effects. Describes different kinds of whales, how whales breathe, swim
and communicate (reportedly contains some inaccuracies and out of date

Non technical. Designed for ages 4-9.


Mac and PC versions. PC: 386 or higher, Windows 3.1 or higher,  4 MB
RAM, 256 colors, sound card, Mac: System 6.0.5 or higher, 4 MB RAM
recommended with System 7


6. Whales and whale watching (in Australia)

Published in 1993 by Environmental Australia Biodiversity Group,
Wildlife Management, GPO Box 636, Canberra, ACT 2601, Phone: +61 2
62500737, Fax: +61 2 62500314

Includes species details, still picture, video clip, distribution map.

Non technical. Suitable for schools and general public.


Mac with minimum 4 MB RAM,  256 colors. System 7 or higher, Quick Time
must be installed.


7. ZooGuides Whales and Dolphins

Published in 1997 by REMedia. 13525 Midland Road, Suite H,
Poway, CA 92064, (619) 486-5030 (800) 573-63334.

Natural history of cetaceans (including life cycle, body plan, ecology
and adaptations) using narrated Quick Time movies, animations, color
photos, and distribution maps.

Non-technical (reportedly with  inaccuracies). Intended for
kindergarten -12 grades.


Mac or PC format. PC:  386 or higher, Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, 4 MB
RAM (8MB recommended), sound card, Super VGA graphics card or later.
Mac: Mac LC or higher, System 7, 4 MB RAM, 256 or more colors.


8. WhaleNet Guide to the Whales and other Marine Mammals of the
North Atlantic Ocean

This CD-ROM is still in development.

Contains individual humpback whale's sighting histories compiled since
1976 in the Gulf of Maine. WhaleNet guide enables identification of
individual humpbacks by characterizing their fluke patterns.  Also
provides information on 20 of the marine mammals common to the western
North Atlantic. For additional information see
http: //

Annalisa Berta
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182
Office: (619) 594-5392 FAX: (619) 594-5676
Lab: (619) 594-4584

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