Offshore Sea Life ID Guide West Coast: Book Review
Dr. Rajnesh Kumar Sharma, Rayees Ahmad Bhat
The book entitled “Offshore Sea Life ID Guide West Coast” written by Steve N. G. Howell and Brain L. Sullivan in collaboration with Todd McGrath and Tom Johnson is a wonderful book for amateurs, environmentalist and photographers for off shore identification of birds and mammals such as Whales, Albatross. It covers 20 species of mammals and 40 species of birds. The author has compiled 50 years of experience in the form of this book. For a beginner, some technical words have been described in the beginning. Identification of Killer Whale and Whales, Dolphin and Porpoises, Sea Lions, Fur Seals, Elephant Seals and Rarer marine Mammals has been described under separate headings. The photographs are excellent and even a layman can identify these mammals from the photographs. The careful examination of these photographic features is going to be extremely helpful for identification of sea mammals.