Sharks Rays

Author: Spencer Wilkie Tinker
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Sharks Rays.

Sharks Of Hawaii

Author: Leighton R. Taylor
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824815622
Size: 26.51 MB
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Sharks Of Hawaii. This book offers a fascinating look at the species inhabiting waters around the Hawaiian archipelago. By combining modern knowledge of shark biology with details culled from oral tradition, legends, and artifacts, Dr. Taylor provides a scientific account of individual species and sheds light on their role and significance in Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian Natural History Ecology And Evolution

Author: Alan C. Ziegler
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824821906
Size: 69.41 MB
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Hawaiian Natural History Ecology And Evolution. Not since Willam A. Bryans 1915 landmark compendium, Hawaiian Natural History, has there been a single-volume work that offers such extensive coverage of this complex but fascinating subject. Illustrated with more than two dozen color plates and a hundred photographs and line drawings, Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology, and Evolution updates both the earlier publication and subsequent works by compiling and synthesizing in a uniform and accessible fashion the widely scattered information now available. An extensive annotated bibliography and a list of audio-visual materials will help readers locate additional sources of information.

In Deeper Waters

Author: E. H. Chave
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820039
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In Deeper Waters. The Hawaiian Ridge''s undersea mountains are home to a variety of unusual fauna and flora. This highly il lustrated book describes 200 animals and geological formatio ns, photographed and collected by the Hawai''i Undersea Resea rch Laboratory. '

Demon Fish

Author: Juliet Eilperin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307379795
Size: 68.20 MB
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Demon Fish. A group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal with villagers so it and other species can survive. In this eye-opening adventure that spans the globe, Juliet Eilperin investigates the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the ocean’s top predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. From Belize to South Africa, from Shanghai to Bimini, we see that sharks are still the object of an obsession that may eventually lead to their extinction. This is why movie stars and professional athletes go shark hunting in Miami and why shark’s fin soup remains a coveted status symbol in China. Yet we also see glimpses of how people and sharks can exist alongside one another: surfers tolerating their presence off Cape Town and ecotourists swimming with sharks that locals in the Yucatán no longer have to hunt. With a reporter’s instinct for a good story and a scientist’s curiosity, Eilperin offers us an up-close understanding of these extraordinary, mysterious creatures in the most entertaining and illuminating shark encounter you’re likely to find outside a steel cage.

Diving With Giants

Author: Jack Jackson
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781845371807
Size: 61.10 MB
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Diving With Giants. Diving with Giants features the best places in the world's oceans and seas to dive with pelagic species. 'Pelagic' is a real buzzword for divers, and refers to the big, fast creatures of the open waters. This includes sharks, manta rays, dolphins, whales, barracuda, and so on. The book is strongly destination-driven, but themed around pelagic creatures. Thus, the Atlantic section includes, for example, diving with great white sharks off South Africa's Cape coast; the Red Sea features diving with dolphins, numerous shark species and whale sharks off Djibouti; the Indian Ocean features diving with manta rays in the Maldives, barracuda and tuna in southern Thai marine parks, and whale sharks off the Seychelles and Western Australia; the Pacific includes diving with sharks, pilot whales and rays off Malaysia; hammerhead sharks, greytip and whitetip reef sharks off Indonesia; manta rays off the Philippines; and the Caribbean features plenty of ray and shark action.

Shore Fishes Of Hawai I

Author: John E. Randall
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824834275
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Shore Fishes Of Hawai I. First published in 1996, this new edition of Shore Fishes of Hawai'i updates our knowledge of Hawaiian fishes and has been expanded to include 372 species. All are illustrated by the author's 475 superb color photographs. The most important characteristics to identify a fish are given as well as the size attained and its distribution. Each species account begins with the American common name, followed by the Hawaiian name (when known), and the scientific name. Because it is necessary to use some scientific terminology when giving the principal diagnostic characteristics of families or species of fishes and what they eat, a handy glossary appears at the back of the book.

Sharks And Their Relatives Ii

Author: Jeffrey C. Carrier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420080483
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Sharks And Their Relatives Ii. Since the award-winning first volume, The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, published in 2004, the field has witnessed tremendous developments in research, rapid advances in technology, and the emergence of new investigators beginning to explore issues of biodiversity, distribution, physiology, and ecology in ways that eluded more traditional studies. As an entirely new companion volume, Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation brings you up to speed on these significant changes, specifically examining how elasmobranch fishes – the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras – successfully survive in a wide range of habitats. Emphasizes Conservation of Threatened Species This multidisciplinary volume begins by examining elasmobranch biodiversity patterns and their integrated sensory systems. It then explores the physiological adaptations – from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress – that make these animals particularly well-suited for the range of habitats where they are found, in both oceanic and freshwater realms. Features Established Researchers and Introduces New Pioneers in the Field The book then considers the human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide elasmobranch populations and the potential extinction risks posed by increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and growing commercial exploitation. This text truly is unrivaled in terms of coverage and readability, and it is a must-have reference for marine biologists, fishery scientists, oceanographers, and also marine, zoo, and aquarium veterinarians. To address subject areas and subdisciplines where coverage was absent or superficial in volume one, Jeffrey Carrier and associates have assembled in the current volume a collection of works that reveal patterns of biodiversity, the physiological attributes that contribute to elasmobranchs’ successful exploitation of oceanic and freshwater realms, and the unique issues associated with the interaction between elasmobranchs and humans, all of this with overarching attention to issues of conservation. "We begin with chapters examining biodiversity. We have chosen to approach this discussion by presenting elasmobranchs as inhabitants of the range of zoogeographic provinces, realizing that significant overlap may occur for more pelagic species. This realization was reflected in the dialogue that occurred during preparation of the book between our chapter authors, and the recognition that many species simply cannot be confined to a specific habitat or range of habitats. We then continue by examining some of the unique physiological adaptations that allow these animals to exploit the range of habitats where they are found, from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress. "Our concluding section presents some of the challenges faced by members of these groups. We have asked our authors to consider human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide populations and the potential extinction risks posed from survival under increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and increasing commercial exploitation. Conservation of species under threat remains a theme throughout the book. "Our authors represent an international group of investigators including established scientists whose work has been widely published and respected, and emerging younger scientists who have exploited recent advances in technology to ask and answer new questions as well as offering new insights and interpretations to enduring problems in the fields of ecology and physiology. We have asked them to be speculative and challenging, and we have asked them to predict future areas for investigation in hopes that their work will both inspire and provoke additional studies of these fascinating animals." - from the Preface