84 species are featured, split into two suborders: Mysticeti (Baleen Whales) and Odonticeti (Toothed Whales and Dolphins).
Compiled by Jamie Watts and Pamela Le Noury, the guide is a fantastic tool for marine enthusiasts and keen whale watchers to learn more about the animals, and help identify species.
- Hi-res artwork images and detailed text descriptions for the 84 species.
- Photos included for many species.
- "Compare" allows you to compare two species on the same screen.
- A personal list that stores your sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email.
- View the Species Index by Common or Scientific names.
- Enter your location to see what species are in that hotspot.
"THE app recommendation", DIE WELT (Germany)
"Whales to go", WDR (German TV)
"New Dimension for Wildlife Guides", Aquanaut (Switzerland)
"A New Era", Sportdiving Magazine (Australia)
"Extra dimension", Duiken (Netherlands)
"Giant App", Best of Diving (Germany)
"New app aims to help whales and the people who watch them", Canadian Geographic (Canada)
"A new dimension for whale and dolphin guides", African Diver (South Africa)
"Surely the most comprehensive and up to date app of its kind", Silent World (Germany)
"The cetacean-spotter´s dream resource", Sailing Today (England)
"A new tool to identify cetaceans while out in the field", Action Asia (Asien)
"Bringing the world of cetaceans to the palm of everyone´s hand", Ocean Magazine (Australia)
Link to the tutorial video: www.ocean-pix.de/whaleguide
Discover the fascinating world of whales and dolphins with the comprehensive and detailed app for your Smartphone or Tablet. Whaleguide offers lots of information for every whale watcher or nature and wildlife lover of every age. You will quickly become an expert with this app and if you would like to photograph whales and dolphins, Whaleguide app will help you to create better pictures, because it provides useful information about their behaviour. Whaleguide app contains as much information as a book, but has much more to offer.
67 species of whales and dolphins are explained in detail in a way which is interesting and easy to understand.
For each species you will find a quick ID and a complete description, information about behaviour, diving behaviour, diet, reproduction, possible hot spots, interesting facts, popular names, key facts, information about the taxonomy, the scientific name and distribution, including GPS based distribution. Besides that you can count on diagnostic photos and an "Finder" that helps you to easily identify the whales and dolphins.
In "Whale Watchers World" over 500 regions in more than 75 countries are highlighted. The app informs which cetacean species may be seen, where, at which time and how. In addition you will find important information about the code of conduct, selecting your equipment and a responsible operator, as well as photography hints.
Whaleguide contains more than 360 spectacular photos of whales and dolphins and 67 comparative size drawings. On the basis of a few details that are visible from the boat (or from land) and using the GPS function, the interactive "Finder" helps you to easily distinguish between the 67 species the ones you just spotted. Alternatively, when planning your next trip, you can find out in advance which whales and dolphins you may encounter at your destination. Whaleguide app can also be used offline (except for GPS based functions).
In addition there are more than 260 extra photos available as an upgrade. In addition more than 50 spectacular video clips will be available as an upgrade (InApp buy). You will be able to watch the different behaviour of whales and dolphins and listen to their tremendous voices.
Whaleguide was developed by Ralf Kiefner. His book "Whales and Dolphins, Cetacean World Guide" has been published in 5 languages and is generally considered a "must have" for whale watchers.
- detailed description of 67 species of whales and dolphins
- GPS based distribution (only online)
- "Finder" allows whales and dolphins to be easily identified on the basis of a few characteristics
- "Whale Watchers World" highlights over 500 regions in more than 75 countries
- more than 360 spectacular photos
- more than 260 impressive photos are available as an upgrade (InApp buy)
- more than 50 short video clips are available as an upgrade (InApp buy), complete duration: more than 20 minutes)
The entire content of this App (including all photos, illustrations, videos and their amount) and all technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
This app contains:
- Information on 121 species of marine mammals (biology, behaviour, exploitation, etc.)
- 373 photographs and drawings of those species
- Sounds of some common species
- Skull drawings and distribution maps for 119 species
- 185 links to whale watching tours and locations from 27 different countries around the globe
- An interactive key for identifying species
- An alphabetical list of species with a search function
- Hyperlinks to similar species.
- All species names in English, Dutch, French and Spanish
This application is an adapted mobile version of the CD-ROM 'Marine Mammals of the World', published by ETI BioInformatics (ISBN 90-75000-81-2), which in its turn is based on the field guide by the same name, published as an FAO species identification guide by Thomas A. Jefferson, Stephen Leatherwood and Marc A. Webber in 1993 as part of a worldwide programme for the identification of marine mammals and also cetaceans, seals and sirenians found in freshwater. The 121 species include a variety of taxa: baleen whales, toothed whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, sirenians, marine otters and the polar bear.
In addition to this e-fauna, other e-guides covering plants, butterflies, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians are available or in preparation. Please check http://www.eti.uva.nl/products/apps.php for a list of available titles.
Compilation: Edwin van Spronsen
Programming: Dennis Seijts, Stefano Martellos and Edwin van Spronsen
Initiative: ETI BioInformatics
Original texts: Thomas A. Jefferson, Stephen Leatherwood and Marc A. Webber
Drawings: T.G. Telander (sea otter) and P.A. Folkens (all others)
Skull drawings: FAO Fisheries Department
Distribution maps: FAO Fisheries Department
ETI BioInformatics was founded in 1990 by the Dutch government and UNESCO to facilitate easy access to information on taxonomy and biodiversity. See http://www.eti.uva.nl
Discover exciting information in this application, such as:
• 100% Free valuable NSW, Australian marine life information
• Alphabetically listed fish, crustacean, cephalopods, sharks and rays
• Beautiful and vibrant pictures to help you identify marine life
• The days tide times for sixteen locations along the NSW coastline
• Weather and swell information for 15 NSW locations
• Important Contact information for the NSW areas
Ever wondered what animals you see underwater? This app gives you the answer!
The Ocean Life ID application is based on identification keys which uses images and scientific illustrations as the solution to allow anyone to identify the observed organisms when the scientific name is unknown. Using a sequential selection of morphological characteristics, the number of possible organisms is narrowed until a final taxonomic group is attributed where the description provided contains all the selected characteristics. It is a simple identification process which allows anyone to identify a marine organism in a relatively short time.
- Developed by marine biologists, scientific illustrators and divers;
- Simple identification process that allows a fast identification of an organism;
- Educational for divers and anyone that loves the sea;
- Make your observations more valuable and useful to science;
- Taxonomic groups most common and likely to be observed during a dive;
- Interactive identification tool through the selection of morphological characteristics;
- A solution based on identification keys which uses images and scientific illustrations;
- Developed with scientific accuracy;
Ocean Life ID currently include marine species such as fishes, dolphins, sharks, skates, seals, rays, turtles, whales, sperm whales, makos, torpedos, narwhals, orcas, sawfishs, mantas, belugas, seahorses, stingrays, pilot whales, manatees, botos, angel sharks, mantarays, guitarfishs, flatfishs, cetaceas, carpet sharks, electric rays, sawsharks, cetaceans, seadevils, eaglerays, etc
This app provides information about marine mammals in the Southeastern United States (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), including:
> Identification: illustrations, photos and physical descriptions (size, color, body shape)
> Biology: behaviors, diet, life history
> Habitat: distribution (including map)
> Conservation: status (protected / endangered), population size, and threats
> Viewing guidelines: never feed, pet, touch or swim with marine mammals in the wild. If you see a marine mammal, follow these viewing guidelines to help reduce disturbance and ensure you are following the law (Marine Mammal Protection Act). To view bottlenose dolphins in the wild, visit www.dolphinsmart.org to locate a tour near you.
This app is especially useful to anyone who enjoys dolphin watching, whale watching, wildlife eco-tours, dolphin tours and manatee tours. The app serves as an electronic field guide to marine mammals and provides tips for how to watch dolphins, whales, seals and manatees safely. For example, you will learn why it is not a good idea to swim with dolphins in the wild because of the potential disturbance and harassment and for your own safety. You will also learn more about why feeding a dolphin in the wild is harmful. Overall, you will learn how to watch marine mammals without disturbing them, which will allow you to see and enjoy all their natural behaviors.