Diplomatic Ladies : New Zealand's Unsung Envoys

ISBN: 9781877578304

Author: Joanna Woods    Publisher: Otago University Press

New Zealand dolphins, also known as Hector’s dolphins, are fascinating and beautiful animals. Found only in New Zealand waters, their numbers are now under constant threat – especially from human fishing activities.

This book introduces the dolphin to readers of all ages. The authors have devoted the last 30 years – more than a dolphin lifespan – to intensive study of the dolphin’s distribution, behaviour, biology, reproduction and communication, using photography as their principal research tool. They have identified over 100 individuals and recorded their life events. Several of these dolphins feature inside.

Early on in their research the authors realised that dolphin numbers are not sustainable under current fishing practices. They describe these and other conservation problems as well as their solutions – both potential and existing – encouraging the reader to appreciate the fragility of the dolphins’ existence.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 286

Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm

Publication Date: 20-05-2013

Availability Date: 24-01-2014

Tags: Biography   New Zealand

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