The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is a marquee predator made famous by movie and myth. This text brings together the real evidence of both ecology and behaviour of these animals. This international team of separates fact from fiction and establishes a baseline from which additional research of great white sharks and sharks in general might proceed. The chapters are divided into sections on the geographic distribution, evolutionary history, behaviour with particular emphasis on the predatory relationship to seals and sea lions, movements and abundance of the species, and its interactions with man. Many of the scientific contributions resulted from the 1993 symposium in Bodega Bay, California, that attracted more than 80 specialists from around the world.
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The Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is a marquee predator made famous by movie and myth. The first book of its kind, this unique text brings together the latest information on both the ecology and the behavior of these remarkable animals. An international team of experts separate fact from fiction and establish the baseline from which additional research on Great White Sharks and sharks in general will proceed. This book is intended for a sophisticated audience, but is written so that anyone interested in sharks can come away with the latest, best, and most reliable information on this great predator.
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Book Description Academic Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110124150306