Robin W. Baird
Dr. Robin W. Baird is a research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective, a non-profit research and education organization based in Olympia, Washington. His research addresses various aspects of cetacean behavior, ecology and management. From the mid-1980s through to the mid-1990s he undertook research on a number of species of marine mammals in British Columbia. Much of his research then and since has focused on killer whales in southern British Columbia, Washington State, and off Iceland. Since the mid-1990s he has also been studying cetacean diving (subsurface) behavior and a number of species of Hawaiian cetaceans.
The Lives of Hawai‘i’s Dolphins and Whales: Natural History and Conservation
Ocean currents, winds, and rainfall all work together to create a marine oasis around the Hawaiian Islands, providing a home for many species of dolphins and whales normally found in the deep oceans of the world. The Lives of Hawai`i’s Dolphins and Whales provide a window into the world of these mysterious creatures with stories and observations from the author’s work with Hawaiian whales and dolphins over the last seventeen years. The book includes full-color photos of each species, life history descriptions, conservation threats, and maps showing sighting locations and movements of tagged individuals among the islands and offshore.
“With more than one hundred full-color photographs, illustrations and maps, the book is not only the most comprehensive single volume on Hawai‘i’s whales and dolphins, it’s also beautiful.”
“This is marine biology at its finest. . . . The book is a rare treasure: easy-to-read marine biology with precise science that is also a dazzling picture book.”
–Susan Scott, Ocean Watch, Honolulu Star-Advertiser