The Amazing World of Marine Animals

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Explore the amazing world of marine animals and learn all about Whales, Dolphins, Seals and Walruses.

DK Eyewitness Books Whale

Title: DK Eyewitness Books: Whale
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2004
ISBN: 978-0-7566-0739-5

Eyewitness Whale

DK Eyewitness Books: Whale, includes an in-depth look at marine animals. This hard cover book contains 72-pages packed with information from the evolution of whales to how fishing and pollution are affecting the overall health of marine animals.

Every page includes color photography and/or color illustrations.

The contents include

  • Marine mammals.
  • Whale evolution.
  • Whales big and small. Learn where whales live throughout the world.
  • Inside the whale. Learn about the skeletal system of the whale and its internal organs.
  • Seals and sea lions. Learn about the many different types of seals and sea lions.
  • Suited to life in the sea. Learn how marine animals breathe and how they travel and “see” where they are going.
  • Ocean giants. Learn about the biggest whales.
  • Teeth for grasping.
  • and baleen for filtering. Learn how whales filter the seawater to feed. 
  • Clicks, barks, and songs. Learn how sounds travel in water and how marine animals communicate.
  • Courtship and birth.
  • Social life. Learn about group and solitary life styles of marine animals.
  • Dolphins and porpoises. Learn about the many types of dolphins and porpoises.
  • The killer whale.
  • The amazing narwhal. “The Unicorn Whale”
  • The sperm whale.
  • The elephant seal.
  • I am the walrus.
  • Sea Cows. Dugongs and Manatee
  • Hunting the mighty whale.
  • Whaling in the 20th century. Banned in 1988.
  • Oils, brushes and corsets. See the different items made from whale oil, bones and baleen.
  • Seal hunting.
  • Myths and legends.
  • Strandings and whale watching.
  • Fishing and pollution. Today’s biggest threats to whales and seals.
  • Studying sea mammals. How we study them.
  • Save the whale!
  • Did you know? Filled with amazing facts, questions and answers and record breakers.
  • Who’s who. Diagrams and information about different species of cetaceans.
  • Find out more. Where you can see whales. How to identify whales (Tale flukes and patterns).

This book contains a lot of factual information about marine animals. I really like how on each page there are multiple images and illustrations and how each one has a small description about it. I find by presenting this information in these small sections it is easier for my children to read and understand these new ideas. DK Eyewitness: Whale is a fantastic book to have on-hand. My children have enjoyed exploring and learning about these marine animals.

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  1. This book sounds lovely, especially if you have little to share your interest.
    Great review depicting the majesty of the ocean.

  2. Thank you; I am always looking for a well-written book about marine animals to share.

  3. Wow. Nice in depth look. Beautiful book. Thanks for the review.