This beautiful full-color book features photos, illustrations and range maps, as well as notes on conservation status, quick ID, similar species and more. The open coast and rugged shorelines of California and Baja offer some of the best whale-watching opportunities in the world. Our coastal waters are prime habitat for 45 species of marine mammals, and people come from all over for close-up views of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and otters.
The marine mammals are grouped and color-coded: gray whales, rorquals, right whales, dolphins, porpoises, beaked whales, dwarf sperm whales, sperm whales, eared seals, hair seals and otters. Whale accounts feature graphics of dive sequences to assist with identification.