Whales and dolphins, or cetaceans, have captivated and intrigued humankind for centuries. This title describes what we know of their lives such as feeding, reproduction, communication and social structures, and outlines the factors that affect them, from hunting to pollution.
Mark Simmonds is International Director of Science at Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC). He has authored and co-authored hundreds of papers, articles and reports on wildlife conservation and marine issues. He is based in the UK and lives in Bath. Seapics.com is the world's leading provider of images of sealife and world oceans. Founded in 1985, it now represents the work of more than 200 photographers, including many world-famous underwater photographers.