This beautiful full-color book features photos, illustrations and range maps, as well as notes on conservation status, displays, similar species and more. The rugged coasts of Washington and Oregon offer some of the best whale-watching opportunities in the world. Our bays, straits and sounds are prime habitat for 32 species of marine mammals, and people come from all over for close-up views of Orcas, Gray Whales, Humpback Whales and Dall's Porpoises.
The marine mammals are grouped and color-coded: gray whales, rorquals, right whales, dolphins, porpoises, beaked whales, dwarf sperm whales, sperm whales, eared seals, walruses, hair seals and otters. Whale accounts feature graphics of dive sequences to assist with identification.