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This handy illustrated guide covers the ninety-one species of sharks, skates, and rays found in waters along the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina. It will be an essential reference for shark enthusiasts, coastal residents, tourists, aquarium visitors, scientists, and anyone interested in these fascinating fish. In his introduction, Frank J. Schwartz provides a general explanation of the physical features of sharks, skates, and rays. He also discusses matters such as the possible causes of shark attacks, conservation concerns surrounding sport and commercial shark fishing, breeding habits, and shark fossils. Each species of shark, skate, and ray is shown in a clear illustration, accompanied by a concise description and notes on its color, size, distribution, and occurrence. A series of keys based on physical characteristics will aid readers in accurately identifying each species.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807854662
ISBN-10: 0807854662
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frank J. Schwartz

Frank J. Schwartz is a marine zoologist and well-known shark expert who has studied these fish for more than forty-five years. He is professor and curator of fishes at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences at Morehead City.

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