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Great White Sharks in United States Museums

Great White Sharks in United States Museums

by Alessandro De Maddalena, Walter Heim
     
 

This complete guide to great white shark specimens preserved in the museums and aquariums of the United States catalogs 160 items in 26 institutions. The preserved material includes whole specimens as well as parts (jaws, teeth, vertebrae, etc.). Each entry details the methods of preserving or preparing the specimen and of creating a model of the shark cast from a

Overview

This complete guide to great white shark specimens preserved in the museums and aquariums of the United States catalogs 160 items in 26 institutions. The preserved material includes whole specimens as well as parts (jaws, teeth, vertebrae, etc.). Each entry details the methods of preserving or preparing the specimen and of creating a model of the shark cast from a mold of the original specimen. The work also includes a general introduction describing the biology, ethology and ecology of the great white shark and more detailed accounts of the various preservation methods.

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recommended for museum scientists and others with a direct interest in shark collections

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441839
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/14/2009
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Alessandro De Maddalena is the curator of the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank and a founding member of the Mediterranean Shark Research Group. He is the author of 17 books on sharks and teaches a course in shark biology in Simon's Town, South Africa, in association with Apex Shark Expeditions. Walter Heim, a mechanical engineer, started photographing sharks in 2001 and with his daughter Jessica has developed techniques to photograph mako and blue sharks at close range. His pictures have appeared in many books and wildlife magazines.

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