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

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Sharks and their kin are the topics of super curiosity. The public’s fascination is inspired through their roles in video clips and renowned literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people. The alarming chance to shark populations is usually garnering major exposure and resulting in a global bring up in conservation tasks. eventually, technological advances are impacting each sector of shark study and revealing great 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 relations.

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives brings jointly the newest details at the phylogeny, body structure, habit, and ecology of sharks and their family, the skates, rays, and chimaeras. Written through a “Who’s Who” lineup in North American elasmobranch study, this single-source evaluate of elasmobranch fishes provides cohesive and built-in assurance of key themes and discusses technological advances utilized in smooth shark learn. The textual content establishes relationships one of the sharks and their family members that dominate the Chondrichthyes, describes their features and physiological techniques, and examines concerns correct to dealing with depleted and threatened fisheries. all the 19 chapters contains a finished overview of the topic with large up to date citations.

This authoritative ebook presents a synopsis of the present figuring out of elasmobranch fishes whereas making a choice on gaps in our wisdom to stimulate extra examine. Its large assurance and inclusive nature make this an enormous source for marine and conservation biologists, fishery scientists, organic oceanographers, zoologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and scholars.

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