Australia and New Zealand are perfect places to whale watch. Diverse marine environments from tropical to subantarctic mean that numerous species of whales and dolphins are drawn to our waters, while a plethora of tour operators makes it easier than ever to spot these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. Whale Watching in Australian and New Zealand Waters is the definitive guide for holidaymakers, nature lovers and marine specialists. Completely revised and updated, this easy-to-follow book offers: • detailed descriptions of the ecology and behaviour of common whale and dolphin species, including their conservation status • a comprehensive guide to the best whale watching sites • identification notes, detailed colour illustrations and locator maps for each species • completely revised and up-to-date resources section
Peter Gill has been involved in whale research since 1983. He has researched humpback and southern right whales, and is currently studying blue whales off the coast of Victoria. Peter has taken part in whale surveys in Antarctic waters, and has worked as a lecturer, boat driver and guide on Antarctic tourist expeditions. He is the author of several books about whales and many scientific papers and magazine articles.
Cecilia Burke is a photographer and writer with a special interest in wildlife and conservation issues. Her interest in whales and dolphins deepened after meeting a famous solitary dolphin in western Ireland. This book reflects her deep respect and admiration of Australian and New Zealand cetaceans.