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By Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, Michael R. Heithaus

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Sharks and their family are the topics of super curiosity. The public’s fascination is encouraged through their roles in video clips and renowned literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people. The alarming probability to shark populations is additionally 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 excellent secrets and techniques approximately those mysterious animals. those significant elements point out the necessity for a well timed synthesis of the biology of sharks and their kinfolk.

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives brings jointly the newest details at the phylogeny, body structure, habit, and ecology of sharks and their relations, the skates, rays, and chimaeras. Written through a “Who’s Who” lineup in North American elasmobranch study, this single-source assessment of elasmobranch fishes offers cohesive and built-in assurance of key issues and discusses technological advances utilized in smooth shark examine. The textual content establishes relationships one of the sharks and their kin that dominate the Chondrichthyes, describes their features and physiological methods, and examines matters appropriate to dealing with depleted and threatened fisheries. all the 19 chapters incorporates a complete overview of the topic with broad updated citations.

This authoritative booklet offers a synopsis of the present knowing of elasmobranch fishes whereas choosing gaps in our wisdom to stimulate extra learn. Its huge assurance and inclusive nature make this a massive source for marine and conservation biologists, fishery scientists, organic oceanographers, zoologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and scholars.

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