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Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California (California Natural History Guides)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Ebert has herein assembled an enormous body of knowledge about California's 43 shark species ranging from shark and human behavior to taxonomic minutiae, along with up-to-date explanations of their ecology, status and fisheries. More importantly, his Herculean effort includes the often-overlooked 25 species of skates, rays and chimaeras. That, along with the fine illustrations of Mat Squillante, should answer any question that a student, diver, natural history buff, or recreational or commercial fisher might ask."—John E. McCosker, coauthor of Great White Shark

"The timing of this publication is ideal given the status of some of California's elasmobranch populations and the need for a deeper understanding of their biology, ecology, and fishery management. The book is a comprehensive treatment—if one wants to find out the latest information on any species of shark or ray off California, this is the place to go. An outstanding work!"—Gregor M. Cailliet, Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and Director, Pacific Shark Research Center

Synopsis:

This guide is the only complete reference to the sharks, rays, and chimaeras found in California's waters— from the intertidal zone to 500 miles offshore.

Species accounts give information on habitat and range, natural history, interactions with humans, nomenclature, and further references

68 beautiful color illustrations show each shark, ray, and chimaera; accompanying line drawings highlight differences in teeth, underside of the head, and egg cases

Includes information on the California marine environment, ecology and conservation, and shark biology

Synopsis:

The first comprehensive guide devoted exclusively to California's sharks, rays, and chimaeras in more than 50 years.

About the Author

David A. Ebert is Program Manager of the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and author of Guide to the Sharks and Rays of Southern Africa (1989, with L.J.V. Comapagno and M.J. Smale).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520222656
Author:
Squillante, Mathew D.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Ebert, David
Author:
Ebert, David A.
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fish
Subject:
Chondrichthyes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Chondrichthyes - California
Subject:
Animals - Fish
Subject:
Oceanography-Fish
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
71
Publication Date:
20030508
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
69 color illustrations, 92 line drawings
Pages:
297
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 x 0.75 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Fish
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Fish

Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California (California Natural History Guides)
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Product details 297 pages University of California Press - English 9780520222656 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This guide is the only complete reference to the sharks, rays, and chimaeras found in California's waters— from the intertidal zone to 500 miles offshore.

Species accounts give information on habitat and range, natural history, interactions with humans, nomenclature, and further references

68 beautiful color illustrations show each shark, ray, and chimaera; accompanying line drawings highlight differences in teeth, underside of the head, and egg cases

Includes information on the California marine environment, ecology and conservation, and shark biology

"Synopsis" by , The first comprehensive guide devoted exclusively to California's sharks, rays, and chimaeras in more than 50 years.
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