NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular 444 (1982)


This field guide is designed to permit observers to identify the cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) they see in the waters of the eastern North Pacific, including the Gulf of California, Hawaii, and the western Arctic of North America. The animals described are grouped not by scientific relationships but by similarities in appearance in the field. Photographs of the animals in their natural environment are the main aids to identification.
Appendices describe how and to whom to report data on live and dead cetaceans and provide information to aid in identification of stranded cetaceans.