Sharks Of Hawaii

Author: Leighton R. Taylor
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824815622
Size: 38.58 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.

Plants And Animals Of Hawaii

Author: Susan Scott
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9780935848939
Size: 49.50 MB
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Plants And Animals Of Hawaii. A thorough treatment of the many plant and animal species found in Hawai'i.

Management Techniques For Elasmobranch Fisheries

Author: John A. Musick
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251054031
Size: 29.33 MB
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Management Techniques For Elasmobranch Fisheries. This publication describes the scientific principles and techniques used for resource management of elasmobranch fisheries with emphasis on the particular context of elasmobranchs. The management characteristics of these fishes are described - their common bycatch character and their biological constraints on productivity (low growth rate, late maturity and low fecundity). Stock assessment of elasmobranchs is described in the context of management objectives in a wide management context. Special attention is given to accurate species identification given the prevalent aggregating of landings data across species, genera and often families in this group. Techniques and experiences for tagging elasmobranchs for population estimation are described as well as methods of genetic techniques for stock identification.

Demon Fish

Author: Juliet Eilperin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307379795
Size: 75.62 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.

Shark

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461747929
Size: 15.93 MB
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Shark. “The sharks, ancient or modern, real or imaginary, have always been with us, and will probably remain with us forever. They appear not only in movies and literature, but in countless permutations of size, shape, and materials, permeating our daily lives with their silent menace. In a sense, humans live in a world replete with sharks, not vice-versa.” Thus Richard Ellis sets about chronicling and debunking the myths of sharks throughout history. From 18th century art to the phenomena of JAWS, “the shark” has remained the indomitable aggressor of the deep, the last demon of humankind. The image of the shark and the fear it inspires infiltrates our daily lives with its mythical power and strength. But it is not man who should fear the shark. Our need to dominate these predators is destroying them and their habitat. Through hundreds of full-color images Ellis proves the necessity of preserving these majestic creatures. As curator of the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art’s exhibition entitled “Shark”, debuting May 2012, Ellis adeptly turns these sleek, efficient hunters from monsters of the deep into rare, beautiful forces of nature.

Diving With Giants

Author: Jack Jackson
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781845371807
Size: 30.40 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.

Shark Killer Tales From The Dangerous Depths Killer Tales From The Dangerous Depths Large Print 16pt

Author: Robert Reid
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459613287
Size: 33.79 MB
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Shark Killer Tales From The Dangerous Depths Killer Tales From The Dangerous Depths Large Print 16pt . SHARK! The cry that strikes fear into the hearts of beach lovers around the world. It carries a chill of terror, that death is nearby and waiting. Or injuries so shocking that the mind recoils from the thought. This book chronicles shark attacks both on Australia's fatal shores and overseas. It also records miraculous escapes - some so bizarre they defy belief, and some that display extraordinary courage in the face of extreme peril. Robert Reid interviews famous shark hunters and other adventurers who speak for the first time about their dangerous encounters with these fearsome predators. Reid investigates the phenomenon of the so-called 'rogue' sharks, those that stalk and kill humans in numbers, in the same place, at the same time. These are gripping stories that will both fascinate and frighten, stories that will take the reader into the realm of these strange but terrible creatures. They have ruled the oceans with ruthless efficiency for more than 400 million years. They are the silent killers of the deep.