Sharks, Skates, and Rays of the Carolinas / Edition 1

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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 fishes.

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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Editorial Reviews

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"A who's who of ocean dwellers written for the everyday beachgoer."
Our State

[A] well-written book that will be a useful reference for . . . scientists, fishermen, and the general public. (Robert W. Purdy, Smithsonian Institution)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807854662
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 6/9/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,025,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank J. Schwartz is a marine zoologist and well-known shark expert who has studied the fishes 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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