Author John Hairr brings some light to the travels of this species along the Florida coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico, through historical records and interviews with those divers, fishermen, and marine biologists fortunate enough to have ...
Author: John Hairr
No marine predator receives as much popular attention as the great white shark, yet this fascinating creature is still not well-known in all parts of its range. Author John Hairr brings some light to the travels of this species along the Florida coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico, through historical records and interviews with those divers, fishermen, and marine biologists fortunate enough to have encountered great whites in this region. Several photos of sharks captured by marine scientists and fishermen in southeastern waters are included.
With 596 records of great white sharks from the entire Mediterranean Sea, this volume represents the most complete and comprehensive study on the species in that region and constitutes a rich resource for historians, scientists, fishermen, ...
Author: Alessandro De Maddalena
In 1996, the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank began collecting and recording encounters in the Mediterranean between great white sharks and boats, bathers, divers, fishermen and others, from the Middle Ages to the present. This meticulously researched work presents the study’s findings for the first time, releasing a trove of information on the great white’s size, distribution, habitat, behavior, reproduction, diet, fisheries and attacks on humans. With 596 records of great white sharks from the entire Mediterranean Sea, this volume represents the most complete and comprehensive study on the species in that region and constitutes a rich resource for historians, scientists, fishermen, and divers.
In the last few decades there has been the development of tourism based on
encounters with great white sharks in their natural environment . This type of
activity is often criticized by those who think it develops an unnatural relationship
Author: Alessandro De Maddalena
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
The Author has condensed virtually everything that is known about the great white sharks that are preserved in European museums in this book. Available data of 105 great white sharks from 45 institutions is presented herein. Most material consists of taxidermied specimens and jaws. Most specimens with known capture locations come from the Mediterranean Sea. The majority of specimens are very old. The jaws belonging to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, dated from at least 1640-1660, are the oldest white shark material preserved in Europe. The largest specimens of which parts are preserved in any European museum may be those of which skeletal parts are preserved in the Museo di Anatomia Comparata of Rome, Italy, and the Museo Zoologico "La Specola" of Florence, Italy. The cast of a 5.65 m female great white shark preserved in the Muse cantonal de Zoologie of Lausanne, is the worlds largest that has been reconstructed directly from a whole specimen. The largest skin-mounted specimen is a 5.22 m female preserved in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Trieste. The 1.50 m female preserved in the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum of Frankfurt is the smallest taxidermied white shark preserved in Europe. The publication also includes a concise general account of white shark evolution, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, feeding, attacks on humans and fishery. Up-to-date literature references are included. Extensively researched, this encyclopedic account is enhanced by many photographs and drawings, that bring to life the extraordinary world of the great white shark. The ease of reading of the book and its thoroughness will make it a welcomed addition to any naturalist's library.
This book was written to give people an insight into part of my experiences and also better understand the Great White shark.
Author: George J. Smit
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The Great White shark that is one of the most feared and completely misunderstood creatures in the ocean became part of my 38 years of free diving and spearfishing on the South African and Mozambique coast. I had several encounters with this creature and not only the White shark but numerous of the other shark species were encountered during this time. Since the White shark fascinated me and although I had some close encounters, I never felt that this shark was a man eater but rather a curious creature wanting to inspect the unknown. A swimming human kicking with the legs will attract a White shark and most swimmers are bitten on the legs. All of this was motivation to start a cage diving operation to introduce the White shark to the many tourists that visit South Africa. This book was written to give people an insight into part of my experiences and also better understand the Great White shark.
Author: Guido Dingerkus
Publisher: Julian Messner
Describes the characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of sharks and discusses their relationship to human beings.
Two young explorers join Fabien Cousteau and his team to get up close and personal with great white sharks in this start to a series of graphic adventure novels.
Author: Fabien Cousteau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Two young explorers join Fabien Cousteau and his team to get up close and personal with great white sharks in this start to a series of graphic adventure novels. Junior explorers Bella and Marcus join famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his research team as they embark on an ocean journey off the coast of South Africa, where the world’s largest concentrations of great white sharks are found. Their mission is to investigate a sighting of a massive white shark, and tag it so they can track and protect it. Along the way, they’ll encounter whales, seals, dolphins, penguins, and a colorful array of other marine life. They’ll also enter a shark cage and come face to face with these powerful creatures. Dramatic, graphic illustrations and a compelling story help young readers discover tons of facts about sharks and other marine creatures. Children will also learn the many damaging myths about sharks, why they are so misunderstood, and what is being done to protect them from further exploitation and possible extinction.
Only a dozen of these species are dangerous to man, and only three or four
come to mind when we think of "shark." The most famous is the biggest of the
man- eaters, the great white shark. But a human is more likely to survive an
Author: Kendall F. Haven
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Presents a collection of stories highlighting predatory animals along with discussion questions and resources for classroom use.
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black mamba; cobras attacks by, 22-29 black mamba attack, 24-25 copperhead ...
Author: Allen B. Ury
Publisher: Lowell House
Recounts attacks on humans by reptiles, predators such as fish, bears, and big cats, and other large animals including elephants and moose.
Sharks also hunt along the coast of Oregon and have occasionally been sighted
as far north as the Gulf of Alaska. ... Great White Attacks Although bull, mako, and
tiger sharks have attacked humans, the great whiteshark probably has the worst ...
Author: Mary L. Peachin
Publisher: Peachin Adventure
Originally published as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sharks (Alpha/Penguin) in 2003, this new text includes updated information, all presented in non-scientific terminology, including new shark species as well as up close and personal shark encounters experienced by the author as well as her dive buddies and others. One of the early recreational divers to venture into a shark cage, Mary Peachin has expanded on many personal up-close underwater encounters with dozens of shark species to include all-encompassing, non-scientific information about sharks.