(Walrus Books, Feb. 1, 2000)
Whenever a whale comes close to shore, hundreds of people flock to see it frolicking in the water -- rolling over, spouting and slapping its tail at the waves. They hold their breath until it swims safely out to sea again in case the whale beaches itself on the sand and dies. Scientists have theories about why whales do this but no-one really knows why. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are mammals of the sea and have captivated people for centuries. These beautiful creatures come in all shapes and sizes, and each one has its own personality, way of feeding, communicating, and so on. Look inside this book and see the actual size illustration of a blue whale's eye, a fight between a giant squid and a sperm whale, how we can protect whales and how you can keep a whale in your swimming pool!