Whale Trust in Print
Whale Trust is committed to raising awareness of whales and their marine environment by sharing the results of our research in a broad array of scientific and public venues including peer-reviewed scientific journals, professional conferences, televised and radio documentaries, and popular publications, including books, periodicals and online education programs. In this section of the site, you will find a selected list of publications, both scientific and popular, from Whale Trust founders.
The research projects led by Whale Trust scientists have resulted in over thirty scientific publications.
The BBC, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, PBS, and NHK television have all featured scientists and research projects of Whale Trust in national and international television and radio documentaries.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, University of California at Berkeley, Oregon State University, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and the American Cetacean Society are some of the recent venues that Whale Trust speakers have presented the results of their research in the last two years.
Hawaii’s Humpbacks: Unveiling the Mysteries by Jim Darling with Photographs by Flip Nicklin and Artwork by Susan W. Barnes
Now Available in Hawaii at Borders, Borders Express and Barnes and Noble, or buy directly through the Whale Trust website!
Purchase Hawaii’s Humpbacks: Unveiling the Mysteries here.
What are they doing out there?
It’s impossible to be in Hawaii in winter and not see whales offshore. They are everywhere! But what are they actually doing out there? This book – ideal for both novice and experienced whale watchers – answers all of your questions and tells you exactly what researchers know about the humpbacks that gather annually on the Hawaiian breeding grounds.
The reviews are already coming in for Hawaii's Humpbacks, Unveiling the Mysteries
"Hawaii's Humpbacks: Unveiling the Mysteries is indispensable for anyone with a sense of wonder about whales. It's a field guide, primer and fascinating read all in one. If you've ever wondered why whales sing, what researchers do, and where best to see humpbacks, this is a must-read."
“If you’re ever going to buy a book on humpback whales, make this the one. With clear prose and beautiful photographs, it takes you through the world of the Hawaiian humpback right to the cutting edge of what is actually known about these amazing creatures. Highly recommended!”
"Hawaii's Humpbacks, Unveiling the Mysteries is the most complete and accurate book I have ever seen on humpback whales."
"Hawaii's Humpbacks - Unveiling the Mysteries is a splendid and colorful handbook about the creatures, which visit Hawaii every winter. Written by cetologist Jim Darling, photographed by National Geographic's Flip Nicklin and charmingly illustrated by Susan W. Barnes, the book is a handy guide - not to everything we know about humpbacks, but to everything we know so far about humpbacks."
All profits from sales of this book will benefit Whale Trust’s research programs. Contact Whale Trust to obtain a signed first edition. Click here to purchase a copy today.
Among Giants, A Life with Whales
by Flip Nicklin
University of Chicago Press.
Publications from 2009
Still Blue, National Geographic Magazine, March 2009
"Off the shores of Costa Rica, scientists study a stronghold of whales that once hovered near extinction." By Ken Brower, Photographs by Flip Nicklin
Publications from 2008
Alaska Magazine - Whale Watcher by Matt Villano
Flip Nicklin was once the nation’s foremost whale photographer. His new job? Alaska’s whale ambassador to the world.
Like a log floating on the surface of the choppy water, Flip Nicklin kicks and glides toward a giant circle of calm water off the coast of Lahaina, Hawaii. The circle—called a footprint—was created when a juvenile male humpback whale pumped its tail flukes to dive... Read full article here.
Released May 13th, 2008
Published by National Geographic Society
Recommended Age: 7-9 years
You slip over the side of your boat, descending deep into the dark realm of the Earth’s largest creature. Then the whale starts to sing, just feet away from you. You record the sounds, hoping one day to understand their language. Their music is a rare glimpse of this majestic mammal’s unknown world. Photographer Flip Nicklin brings you face to face with whales as they communicate, nurse their young, and surface dramatically for air. Meet these intelligent, social creatures in their natural habitat; learn of the different kinds of whales, from humpbacks to belugas; discover how we can aid their recovery from years of overhunting; and how we can protect their environment.
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine,
Still Saving the Whales
by Sky Barnhart, Photographs by Flip Nicklin and Jason Moore
Publications from 2007
Conference Abstract, Biennial Conference
on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Cape Town, South Africa
November 29-December 3, 2007
James D. Darling, Meagan E. Jones, and Charles P. Nicklin
Download PDF here.
Face to Face with Dolphins
by Flip and Linda Nicklin
Release Date: September 11, 2007
Publisher: National Geographic
Order your copy on Amazon.com
Imagine you're 70 feet underwater—face to face with one of the sea's friendliest creatures. National Geographic photographer, Flip Nicklin, and his wife Linda, a naturalist and educator, invite you to study the amazing behavior of the beloved dolphin.
Learn the difference between an orca and a bottlenose dolphin. Witness a baby dolphin nursed with mother's milk. Discover how these social mammals echolocate and communicate. Flip is a veteran of 5,500 dives worldwide, and this compelling book aims to encourage active concern and support for these smiling sea creatures whose intelligence demands our kinship.
Meagan Jones named as one of Maui’s Environmental Heroes
by Sky Barnhart
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
Humpback Whales: What are they doing down there?
by Douglas Chadwick, Photographs by Flip Nicklin
National Geographic Magazine
Whale Trust Brings Cetacean Information to Maui Public
by Sky Barnhart
January 4-10, 2007
Publications from 2006
Humpback Whale Songs: Do they organize males on the breeding grounds?
by Jim Darling, Meagan Jones, and Flip Nicklin
Vol. 143, pg. 1051-11
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