Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks and Other Strange Sharks

Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks and Other Strange Sharks

by Rachel Lynette
     
 

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In which oceans do bluntnose sharks live? What color is the bluntnose shark? Learn all about these incredible creatures and other sharks in this title.

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In which oceans do bluntnose sharks live? What color is the bluntnose shark? Learn all about these incredible creatures and other sharks in this title.

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
I'm always delightfully surprised when I open a book about a commonly-known fish family—in this case, a shark—and discover something new. This is the case with this book, part of the "Creatures of the Deep" series. Did you know that the dorsal fins on the backs of these torpedo-shaped fish stick straight up and keep the shark from rolling over in the water? This is only one of the "I didn't know that!" facts I found in this well-illustrated book. Almost half of the book deals with the bluntnose sixgill shark, a formidable member of the shark family. Named for their distinctive snout and number of gill slits, the bluntnose sixgill is one of the largest sharks, and the author does a fine job of explaining just how big it is: "If you and three friends lie down in a long line the line would be about as long as a sixgill shark." The book goes on to explain that the bluntnose sixgill is the third biggest shark and includes details about reproduction, habitat (their sensitive eyes only allow them to hunt in shallow water at night; this is the best time for scientists to study them.), hunting/eating behavior and so on. The book goes on to feature four rare sharks. These include: the frilled shark, with its eel-shaped body, lizard-like head and unique teeth; the goblin shark, that humans rarely see; the cookiecutter shark that leaves circular bites on its prey; and megamouth shark, with its enormous mouth that filter feeds small fish, krill and plankton. Illustrations are plentiful and colorful, text is easy to read. The book includes information about saving sharks, human threats to sharks, glossary, index, plus booklist and web sites. Reviewer: Judy Crowder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942036
Publisher:
Heinemann/Raintree
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Creatures of the Deep
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
268,376
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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