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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Grad student publishes field guide to whales, dolphins

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Courtesy of Isaac Kohane

As University of Rhode Island graduate student Tara Stevens nears completion of her doctorate at the Graduate School of Oceanography, she is already celebrating publication of her first book, Whales and Dolphins of Atlantic Canada and Northeast United States.

Published by Boulder Publications, which publishes a series of field guides to wildlife in the Canadian Maritimes, the book not only profiles 27 species of whales and dolphins found in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, it also provides information about research techniques for studying whales and other oceanographic information not usually found in field guides.

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