Humpbacks of Hawaii: The Long Journey Back

Humpbacks of Hawaii: The Long Journey Back

by Paul H Forestell, Gregory D. Kaufman

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ISBN-13: 9781597007436
Publisher: Island Heritage Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2009
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Why We Wrote This Book 8

Acknowledgments 10

Overview 11

Section I The Natural Life of Humpback Whales 13

Chapter 1 Visitors to Paradise 14

Chapter 2 The Kohol&abbar; in Hawai'i 18

Chapter 3 What Is a Whale? 21

Chapter 4 Adapting to Life beneath the Sea 28

Chapter 5 Modern Whales 31

Chapter 6 When is a Whale Not a Whale? 39

Chapter 7 Humpbacks: Up Close and Personal 41

Chapter 8 Meeting the Challenges of a Watery World 76

Chapter 9 How Smart Is a Whale? 86

Chapter 10 Finding Food 90

Chapter 11 Enemies 95

Chapter 12 Irritants 99

Chapter 13 How Long Can a Humpback Whale Live? 103

Chapter 14 No Two Humpbacks Look Alike 107

Chapter 15 How Whales Communicate 113

Chapter 16 Using Sonar to See 125

Chapter 17 A Guide to Behaviors 127

Chapter 18 Why Whales Do That 140

Chapter 19 Where Humpbacks Roam 155

Chapter 20 Family, Friends, and Rivals 162

Chapter 21 Giving Birth 164

Chapter 22 Finding a Mate 172

Section II Where Whales and Humans Meet 178

Chapter 23 Saving Whales 179

Chapter 24 Making a Difference 186

Chapter 25 Where to Watch Whales in Hawai' 194

Chapter 26 How to Choose a Whalewatch 196

Chapter 27 Frequently Asked Questions 199

Chapter 28 Humpbacks Are Protected 207

Chapter 29 Be Whale Aware 209

About Pacific Whale Foundation 212

Meet the Authors 214

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