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    Great White Shark - Myth and Reality

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    AuthorsAlexandrine Civard-Racinais
    PublisherFirefly Books
    Size191 x 244 x 13 mm
    ImagesColour images
    Year published2017

    Great White Shark covers all aspects of this great but sadly misunderstood ocean predator. There are three sections: Portrait of the Great White; Searching for the Great White; and Requiem for the Great White? Together they describe shark biology and behaviour (some of it previously unknown, such as hunting in groups) and describe how researchers and conservationists study and protect sharks.

    The last section considers the plight of the shark and paints an accurate portrait of this remarkable creature. It also surveys the deadly dangers faced by great white sharks, such as finning and ocean garbage. More than 100 dramatic photographs of sharks fill the book.

    Topics include:

    • The role of the great white shark in marine ecosystems
    • Complete survey of great white shark biology and behaviour
    • Great white shark attacks
    • Identifying and tagging sharks
    • Shark protection around the world
    • Range map and essential facts
    • Protection legislation
    • Further reading for adults and children, films and internet sites.

      Four experts – underwater photographer Frédéric Buyle, oceanographer Catherine Vadon, marine zoologist Michael Scholl, and marine biologist Bernard Séret – reflect on the future of the species now living on borrowed time. Great White Shark is an exciting new chapter in shark research.



    Worldwide Distribution of the Great White Shark
    Identification Criteria

    Portrait of the Great White

        Efficient Camouflage
        A Cartilaginous Skeleton
        A Body Designed for Speed
        A Warm-Blooded Fish?
        Non Fluctuat Nec Margitur: It Does Not Float Nor Does It Sink
        Great White, What Big Teeth you Have!
        Sophisticated Sensory Organs
        A Fish That Doesn't Lay Eggs
        10 Misconceptions About The Great White Shark
        Catherine Vadon's Perspective

    Search For The Great White

        Port Lincoln, Doorway To Adventure
        Portrait of Rodney Fox
        A Species and Individuals
        The Photograph: An Identification Tool
        Tagging Is Not A Game
        Two Types of Radio Transmitter
        A Fish Named . . . Jammie
        Nicole's Odyssey

    Requiem For The Great White?

        Great White Attacks: From Myth To Reality
        Frédéric Buyle's Perspective
        Man -- The Great White's Predator
        Putting An End To Finning
        Strappy: Victim of Human Activity
        Bernard Séret's Perspective
        Ecotourism: Is It Saving The Great White?
        Michael Scholl's Perspective

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