Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives (Marine Biology) by Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, Michael R. Heithaus

By Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, Michael R. Heithaus

Winner of selection Magazine’s impressive educational identify award, January 2005!

Sharks and their kin are the themes of great curiosity. The public’s fascination is encouraged by way of their roles in video clips and well known literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people. The alarming probability to shark populations can also be garnering major exposure and resulting in a world bring up in conservation projects. ultimately, technological advances are impacting each quarter of shark learn and revealing marvelous secrets and techniques approximately those mysterious animals. those significant elements point out the necessity for a well timed synthesis of the biology of sharks and their kinfolk.

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives brings jointly the newest details at the phylogeny, body structure, habit, and ecology of sharks and their family members, the skates, rays, and chimaeras. Written via a “Who’s Who” lineup in North American elasmobranch learn, this single-source evaluate of elasmobranch fishes offers cohesive and built-in insurance of key subject matters and discusses technological advances utilized in sleek shark examine. The textual content establishes relationships one of the sharks and their family members that dominate the Chondrichthyes, describes their features and physiological methods, and examines concerns suitable to coping with depleted and threatened fisheries. all of the 19 chapters encompasses a complete assessment of the topic with huge up to date citations.

This authoritative booklet presents a synopsis of the present knowing of elasmobranch fishes whereas selecting gaps in our wisdom to stimulate extra examine. Its vast assurance and inclusive nature make this a tremendous source for marine and conservation biologists, fishery scientists, organic oceanographers, zoologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and scholars.

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Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives (Marine Biology)

Winner of selection Magazine’s amazing educational name award, January 2005! Sharks and their family are the topics of great curiosity. The public’s fascination is motivated by means of their roles in video clips and renowned literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people.

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