Hunted Mammals of the Sea

Hunted Mammals of the Sea

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1978


The plight of many marine mammals, whose once abundant numbers have been drastically reduced, is one of the most urgent issues in conservation today. Here, in this comprehensive book, Robert McClung chronicles what has brought about the dramatic change in the status of eight sea-mammal groups. In addition, he outlines steps that must be taken if the endangered species are to survive.

Drawing on the most up-to-date information and a rich background of knowledge, the author reports on the history, characteristics, habitat, and behavior of these hunted creatures. The species discussed vary in size from the mighty behemoth, the blue whale, to the baby whitecoat seals. Other individual portraits include the walrus, dolphin, sea otter, sea cows, and the polar bear. In conclusion, Mr. McClung points out the campaigns now being conducted to preserve the oceans and the animals that inhabit them.

Illustrated with twenty exquisitely rendered drawings by William Downey, this compelling book is the third in the author's examination of threatened and endangered animals that began with his highly acclaimed Lost Wild America and Lost Wild Worlds.

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