Great White Sharks : The Biology of Carcharodon Carcharias
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.
- Hardback | 552 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
- 01 Sep 1996
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 248 b&w illustrations, index
Table of contents
Introduction; evolution; anatomy; physiology; behaviour; ecology and distribution; population biology; interactions with humans.