Jim Sumich is the author of a best-selling textbook on marine biology (now in its 10th edition) and co-author of the widely adopted Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology. He has taught at the college and university level for more than four decades and has conducted research on gray whales from British Columbia to Baja California. He currently resides in Oregon where he teaches a course on marine mammals at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Whether you are a casual whale watcher or an avid observer of these animals, there is something in this book for you. Extensively illustrated with over 140 color photographs, maps and line drawings, this book makes information on the biology and human history of gray whales. Topics range from migrations and basic anatomy of gray whales to the latest research on their genetics.