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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 topics of super curiosity. The public’s fascination is motivated by way of their roles in videos and renowned literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people. The alarming chance to shark populations can be garnering major exposure and resulting in a global bring up in conservation projects. ultimately, technological advances are impacting each sector of shark study and revealing tremendous secrets and techniques approximately those mysterious animals. those significant components point out the necessity for a well timed synthesis of the biology of sharks and their relations.

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives brings jointly the newest details at the phylogeny, body structure, habit, and ecology of sharks and their kin, the skates, rays, and chimaeras. Written via a “Who’s Who” lineup in North American elasmobranch examine, this single-source evaluate of elasmobranch fishes provides cohesive and built-in insurance of key issues and discusses technological advances utilized in glossy shark learn. The textual content establishes relationships one of the sharks and their family members that dominate the Chondrichthyes, describes their services and physiological methods, and examines concerns appropriate to handling depleted and threatened fisheries. all the 19 chapters encompasses a accomplished evaluation of the topic with broad updated citations.

This authoritative booklet offers a synopsis of the present figuring out of elasmobranch fishes whereas picking out gaps in our wisdom to stimulate extra examine. Its wide assurance and inclusive nature make this an incredible source for marine and conservation biologists, fishery scientists, organic oceanographers, zoologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and students.

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