Here is a list of books and articles relevant to our research, listed in the order that we will be dealing with the material in evening lectures. None of these readings is essential, but they will give you an idea of the work we will be doing, as well as provide a background for the lectures. The popular books should be available at your local public library, and many are still available in book stores. The scientific literature should all be available at a University library (e.g. the Woodward BioSciences Library at UBC, Vancouver). We will have copies of a number of the scientific papers on hand in the field.
Morton A (1993) In the Company of Whales : from the diary of a whale watcher. Orca Publishing, Victoria, BC. 63p.
Obee B, Ellis G (1992) Guardians of the Whales : the quest to study whales in the wild. Whitecap Books, Vancouver. 169p.
Hoyt E (1984) The Whale Watcher's Handbook. Madison Press Book, Toronto, 208p.
Hoyt E (1990) Orca, the whale called killer. Camden House, Camden East, Ont. 291p.
Bigg MA, Ellis G, Ford JKB, Balcomb KC (1987) Killer Whales : A study of their identification, genealogy & natural history in British Columbia and Washington State. Phantom Press & Publishers Inc., Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. 79p.
Norris KS (1991) Dolphin Days : the life and times of the spinner dolphin. Norton, New York. 335p.
Pryor K (1975) Lads Before the Wind. Sunshine Books, North Bend, Washington. 278p.
Hammond PS (1986) Estimating the size of naturally marked whale populations using capture- recapture techniques. Rep IWC Spec Iss 8:253-282.
Hatler DF, Darling JD (1974) Recent observations of the grey whale in British Columbia. Can Field- Nat 88: 449-459.
Hammond PS, Mizroch SA, Donovan GP (eds) (1990) Individual recognition of cetaceans: use of photoidentification and other techniques to estimate population parameters. Rep Int Whal Commn Spec Iss 12. International Whaling Commission, Cambridge. - a number of good papers here - see especially the following:
Dorsey EM, Stern SJ, Hoelzel AR, Jacobsen J. Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) from the west coast of North America: individual recognition and small-scale site fidelity. pp. 357-368.
Miller EJ. Photo-identification techniques applied to Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) in Puget Sound, Washington. pp. 429-438.
Sears R, Williamson JM, Wenzel FW, Berube M, Gendron D, Jones P. Photographic identification of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. pp. 335-342.
Reilly SB, Rice DW, Wollman AA (1983) Population assessment of the gray whale, Eschrichtus robustus, from California shore censuses, 1967-1980. US Natl Mar Fish Serv Fish Bull 81: 267-281.
Smith TD (1981) Line-transect techniques for estimating density of porpoise schools. J Wildl Manage 45(3) : 650-657.
Wuersig B, Wuersig M (1977) The photographic determination of group size, composition, and stability of coastal porpoises (Tursiops truncatus). Science 198 : 755-756.
Connel JH (1978) Diversity in tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Science 199 : 1302-1310.
Menge BA, Sutherland JP (1976) Species diversity gradients: Synthesis of the roles of predation, competition, and temporal heterogeneity. Am Nat 110 : 351-369.
Thistle D (1981) Natural physical disturbances and communities of marine soft bottoms. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 6: 223-228
Highsmith RC, Coyle KO (1992) Productivity of arctic amphipods relative to gray whale energy requirements. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 83 : 141-150.
Kim SL, Oliver JS (1989) Swarming benthic crustaceans in the Bering and Chukchi seas and their relation to geographic patterns in gray whale feeding. Can J Zool 67 : 1531-1542.
Kvitek RG, Oliver JS (1986) Side-scan sonar estimates of the utilization of gray whale feeding grounds along Vancouver Island, Canada. Con Shelf Res 6 : 639-654.
Murison LD, Murie DJ, Morin KR, Curiel JdaS (1984) Foraging of the gray whale along the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. pp. 451-463 in: Jones ML, Swartz SL, Leatherwood S (eds) The gray whale. Academic Press, Orlando.
Nerini M (1984) A review of gray whale feeding ecology. pp. 423-450 in : Jones ML, Swartz SL, Leatherwood S (eds) The gray whale. Academic Press, Orlando.
Nerini MK, Oliver JS (1983) Gray whales and the structure of the Bering Sea benthos. Oecologia 59 : 224-225.
Oliver JS, Kvitek RG (1984) Side-scan sonar records and diver observations of gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) feeding grounds. Biol Bull 167 : 264-269.
Oliver JS, Slattery PN (1985) Destruction and opportunity on the sea floor: effects of grey whale feeding. Ecology 66 : 1965-1975.
Oliver JS, Slattery PN, Silberstein MA, O'Connor EF (1984) Gray whale feeding on dense ampeliscid amphipod communities near Bamfield, British Columbia. Can J Zool 62 : 41-49.
Sousa WP (1979) Disturbance in marine intertidal boulder fields: the non-equilibrium maintenance of diversity. Ecology 60 : 1225-1239.
Van Blaricom GR (1982) Experimental analyses or structural regulation in a marine sand community exposed to oceanic swell. Ecol Monogr 52 : 283-305.
Caldwell MC, Caldwell DK, Tyack PL (1990) Review of the signature whistle hypothesis for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. pp. 199-234 in: Leatherwood S, Reeves RR (eds) The bottlenose dolphin. Academic Press, Inc. San Diego.
Ford JKB (1989) Acoustic behaviour of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Can J Zool 67(3) : 727-745.
Payne RS, McVAY S (1971) Songs of Humpback Whales. Science 173 : 585-597.
Blake RW (1983) Energetics of leaping in dolphins and other aquatic animals. J mar biol Assoc UK 63 : 61-70.
Kshatriya M, Blake RW (1988) Theoretical model of migration energetics in the blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus. J theor Biol 133 : 479-498.
Kirschvink JL, Dizon AE, Westphal JA (1986) Evidence from strandings for geomagnetic sensitivity in cetaceans. J exp Biol 120 : 1-24.
Lavigne DM, Innes S, Worthy GAJ, Edwards EF (1990) Lower critical temperatures of blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus. J theor Biol 144 : 249-257.
Yasui WY, Gaskin DE (1986) Energy budget of a small cetacean, the harbour porpoise, Phocoena phcoena (L.). Ophelia 25 : 183-197.
Zoeger J, Dunn JR, Fuller M (1981) Magnetic material in the head of the common Pacific dolphin. Science 213 : 892-894.
Jobson G (1980) How to sail. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, New York.121p.
Langley-Price P, Ouvry P (1985) Competent crew : An introduction to practical sailing. Adlard Coles Nautical, London.186p. (or any other introductory sailing book in your local public library)