Sharks (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious by Gene Helfman,George H. Burgess

By Gene Helfman,George H. Burgess

Answering each possible query approximately sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the attention-grabbing biology, habit, variety (there are greater than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural significance of sharks, their shut dating to skates and rays, and their serious position in fit ecosystems.

Helfman and Burgess take readers on a round-the-world journey of shark habitats, which come with oceans in addition to lakes or even rivers (as a long way up the Mississippi as St. Louis). They describe large, ferocious predators like (Great) White and Tiger sharks and species similar to Basking and Whale sharks that feed on microscopic prey but can develop to lengths of greater than forty ft. The mysterious and robust Greenland shark, the authors clarify, reaches a weight of 2,200 kilos on a vitamin of seal flesh. Small (less than 2-foot lengthy) Cookiecutter sharks assault different sharks or even take a bit out of the occasional swimmer.

Despite our typical fascination with sharks, we now have turn into their worst enemy. Many shark species are in severe decline and a host are threatened with extinction due to overfishing and persecution. Sharks: The Animal solution consultant presents an ideal mixture of present technology, historical past, anthropology, fascinating proof, and gripping pictures. no matter if your fascination with sharks stems from worry or interest, your wisdom of those animals will increase immensely if you happen to seek advice this book.

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