Mammals of Prince Edward Island and Adjacent Marine Waters

Rosemary Curley, Pierre-Yves Daoust, Donald F. McAlpine,

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ISBN: 9781988692319

Mammals of Prince Edward Island and Adjacent Marine Waters

  Author:   Rosemary Curley, Pierre-Yves Daoust, Donald F. McAlpine,  
  Publisher:  Island Studies Press

This long overdue book provides a comprehensive guide to the Island’s terrestrial and marine mammals. Rooted in historical accounts and local research, this book illuminates the lives of PEI mammals large and small. From the Little Brown Bat to the Sowerby’s Beaked Whale, this book highlights each species in illustrated detail and outlines the continued need for conservation efforts.

No other Canadian province has lost such a large proportion of its mammal species due to the conversion from a forested to a predominantly agricultural landscape. In the 20th century, many marine mammals were so rare due to prior centuries of human exploitation that any sightings or strandings on PEI were recorded. The expansion of forest cover and the continued efforts of local wildlife and conservation agencies, along with the use of new and refined study techniques on land and in the sea, continue to improve our ability to understand and protect the native mammals of PEI.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781988692319
Item MC0253
PublisherIsland Studies Press
PublisherIsland Studies Press
Published onOctober 31 2019
Language eng
Pages 354
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
Rosemary Curley, MSc, is a retired wildlife biologist (PEI Fish and Wildlife Division) and the president of Nature PEI.

Pierre-Yves Daoust, DVM, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Anatomic Pathology and Wildlife Pathology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, and the regional director for the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Centre.

Dr. Donald F. McAlpine is Research Curator of Zoology and Head of the Department of Natural History at the New Brunswick Museum and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick.