The Secret Life of Sharks

The Secret Life of Sharks

Other animals—one considered our best friend—are the cause of more human fatalities than sharks. ... The fewer than 50 shark attacks occurring around the world each year seem less significant in the context of these other common risks.

Author: A. Peter Klimley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439104316

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating animals with complex behaviors. Most people who think of sharks at all think immediately of great white sharks. But there are more than four hundred species of shark. Dr. Klimley has studied several species, most notably the great white and the hammerhead. (He describes the great white as the athlete among sharks, and the hammerhead as the Ph.D. of the shark world.) In The Secret Life of Sharks Dr. Klimley reveals the significant discoveries he made about hammerhead navigation and great white eating habits. By studying hammerheads gathered around underwater seamounts, Dr. Klimley learned that hammerheads rely on sophisticated tracking of ocean-floor magnetism to navigate. His long-term study of great white sharks off the California coast demonstrated that these huge sharks prefer to eat seals and sea lions because of the energy contained in their fatty bodies. They are selective eaters, not the man-eaters we expect, and they sometimes go weeks between meals. But Dr. Klimley did observe a ritualized behavior that great whites practice in order to avoid deadly disputes over prey that one shark has captured and another wants. Although we have learned a great deal about shark behavior, says Dr. Klimley, there is much that we do not know. Unfortunately we are destroying these magnificent creatures of the deep through overfishing and degradation of the oceans. Already some populations of sharks have declined steeply. Vividly written by one of the foremost authorities on sharks, The Secret Life of Sharks is a fascinating account of some of the world's most magnificent animals.
Categories: Nature

The Secret Life of Sharks

The Secret Life of Sharks

Dr. Klimley has studied several species, most notably the great white and the hammerhead. (He describes the great white as the athlete among sharks, and the hammerhead as the Ph.D. of the shark world.) In The Secret Life of Sharks Dr. ...

Author: A. Peter Klimley

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1416578331

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 436

Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating animals with complex behaviors. Most people who think of sharks at all think immediately of great white sharks. But there are more than four hundred species of shark. Dr. Klimley has studied several species, most notably the great white and the hammerhead. (He describes the great white as the athlete among sharks, and the hammerhead as the Ph.D. of the shark world.) In The Secret Life of Sharks Dr. Klimley reveals the significant discoveries he made about hammerhead navigation and great white eating habits. By studying hammerheads gathered around underwater seamounts, Dr. Klimley learned that hammerheads rely on sophisticated tracking of ocean-floor magnetism to navigate. His long-term study of great white sharks off the California coast demonstrated that these huge sharks prefer to eat seals and sea lions because of the energy contained in their fatty bodies. They are selective eaters, not the man-eaters we expect, and they sometimes go weeks between meals. But Dr. Klimley did observe a ritualized behavior that great whites practice in order to avoid deadly disputes over prey that one shark has captured and another wants. Although we have learned a great deal about shark behavior, says Dr. Klimley, there is much that we do not know. Unfortunately we are destroying these magnificent creatures of the deep through overfishing and degradation of the oceans. Already some populations of sharks have declined steeply. Vividly written by one of the foremost authorities on sharks, The Secret Life of Sharks is a fascinating account of some of the world's most magnificent animals.
Categories: Nature

Sharks

Sharks

Shark Attacks of the Twentieth Century: From the Pacific Coast of North America. Chatsworth, CA: Scientia Publishing. Compagno, L. J. V. 1984a. Sharks of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Shark Species Known to Date, ...

Author: Gene Helfman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413099

Category: Nature

Page: 286

View: 532

Do sharks lay eggs or give birth to live young? Do sharks sleep? How long do they live? How likely are shark attacks? This book answers your questions about some of nature’s most misunderstood animals. Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural importance of sharks, their close relationship to skates and rays, and their critical role in healthy ecosystems. Helfman and Burgess take readers on a round-the-world tour of shark habitats, which include oceans as well as lakes and even rivers (as far up the Mississippi as St. Louis). They describe huge, ferocious predators like (Great) White and Tiger sharks and species such as Basking and Whale sharks that feed on microscopic prey yet can grow to lengths of more than 40 feet. The mysterious and powerful Greenland shark, the authors explain, reaches a weight of 2,200 pounds on a diet of seal flesh. Small (less than 2-foot long) Cookiecutter sharks attack other sharks and even take a chunk out of the occasional swimmer. Despite our natural fascination with sharks, we have become their worst enemy. Many shark species are in serious decline and a number are threatened with extinction as a result of overfishing and persecution. Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide presents a perfect mix of current science, history, anthropology, intriguing facts, and gripping photographs. Whether your fascination with sharks stems from fear or curiosity, your knowledge of these animals will improve immensely when you consult this book.
Categories: Nature

Shark

Shark

Cousteau , Jean - Michel and Mose Richards , Cousteau's Great White Shark ( New York , 1992 ) Drumm , Russell , In the ... 1970 ) - , The Old Man and the Sea ( New York , 1952 ) Klimley , A. Peter , The Secret Life of Sharks ( New York ...

Author: Dean Crawford

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893256

Category: History

Page: 188

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In Shark, Dean Crawford explores the long relationship between shark and man, revealing that behind the fearsome caricature is a complex animal that deserves a thoughtful reconsideration.
Categories: History

The Secret Life of Fish

The Secret Life of Fish

The mysteries of birth Whale sharks can be so large that a whole village of remoras can ride along without them noticing. In terms of breeding, the only verified report we have is of a big pregnant female that was accidentally caught in ...

Author: Doug Mackay-Hope

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711260993

Category: Nature

Page: 226

View: 189

An exploration into the untold lives of 50 of the most compelling fish living in our oceans and waterways.
Categories: Nature

Demon Fish

Demon Fish

Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks Juliet Eilperin ... Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries, and Conservation. ... The Secret Life of Sharks: A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Secrets of Shark Behavior.

Author: Juliet Eilperin

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307379795

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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A group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal with villagers so it and other species can survive. In this eye-opening adventure that spans the globe, Juliet Eilperin investigates the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the ocean’s top predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. From Belize to South Africa, from Shanghai to Bimini, we see that sharks are still the object of an obsession that may eventually lead to their extinction. This is why movie stars and professional athletes go shark hunting in Miami and why shark’s fin soup remains a coveted status symbol in China. Yet we also see glimpses of how people and sharks can exist alongside one another: surfers tolerating their presence off Cape Town and ecotourists swimming with sharks that locals in the Yucatán no longer have to hunt. With a reporter’s instinct for a good story and a scientist’s curiosity, Eilperin offers us an up-close understanding of these extraordinary, mysterious creatures in the most entertaining and illuminating shark encounter you’re likely to find outside a steel cage.
Categories: Nature

Megalodon

Megalodon

The Private Life of Sharks: The Truth Behind the Myth. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. Budker, Paul. The Life of Sharks. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971. Burton, Robert. The Life and Death of Whales.

Author: Rick Emmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438132105

Category: Carcharocles megalodon

Page: 104

View: 438

Investigate the past existence of Megalodon, the prehistoric cousin of the great white shark, and the possibility that it still exists today.
Categories: Carcharocles megalodon

Alaska s Great White Sharks

Alaska s Great White Sharks

The secret life of sharks. Simon and Schuster. 292 pp. Klimley, A. P., S.D. Anderson, P. Pyle and R. P. Henderson. 1992. Spatiotemporal patterns of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) predation at the South Farallon Islands, ...

Author: Bruce A. Wright

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615155951

Category: Sharks

Page: 115

View: 292

Categories: Sharks

Northeast Pacific Shark Biology Research and Conservation Part B

Northeast Pacific Shark Biology  Research and Conservation Part B

A highlight was the panel presentation at the Vancouver Aquarium on sharks of Canada with participation of Dr Chris Harvey-Clark, Dr Shawn Larson, and Peter Mieras (Fig. 10). This was part of a larger exhibition named “The Secret Life ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128123959

Category: Science

Page: 196

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Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation, Part B, Volume 78, the latest release in the Advances in Marine Biology series contains updated chapters that focus on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, an Introduction to Northeast Pacific shark biology, ecology, and conservation, Shark Interactions with Directed and Incidental Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: historic and current encounters and challenges for shark conservation, An Introduction to modeling abundance and demographic parameters in shark populations, and Sharks in Captivity: The Role of Husbandry, Breeding, Education and Citizen Science in Shark Conservation. Specialty areas in this longstanding series include marine science, both applied and basic, a wide range of topical areas from all areas of marine ecology, oceanography, fisheries management and molecular biology, and the full range of geographic areas from polar seas, to tropical coral reefs are included making this an ideal reference and resource for postgraduates and researchers in a variety of fields. Reviews articles on the latest advances in marine biology Authored by leading figures in their respective fields of study Presents materials that are widely used by managers, students, and academic professionals in the marine sciences Provides value to anyone studying bottlenose dolphins, deep-sea macrofauna, marine invertebrates, pinna nobilis and ecology, amongst other study areas
Categories: Science

Sharkonomics

Sharkonomics

“Life is a constant search for energy – the key to survival” – Dr Peter Klimley, The Secret Life of Sharks. Sharks love eating so much that they sometimes vomit to enable them to continue their eating. It is not always the best thing to ...

Author: Stefan Engeseth

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9789814382779

Category: Business planning

Page: 178

View: 829

Nature is much smarter than the likes of Stanford, Harvard, MIT, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Bain, IBM, Apple and all of the other Fortune 500 companies. In nature, sharks have to move to survive. But in business most market leaders do not, because they are stuck in history--and eventually become shark food. Sharks don't perform by producing endless Power Points; they bite into market share. Sharkonomics will reveal how the logos of market leaders will have more bites taken out of them than a seal after a shark picnic. This book is inspired by Mother Nature's sharks which have been around for more than 420 million years and completed numerous strategic moves. It will prepare you to jump into the water and attack the market. Economic competition is increasing rapidly and reduced resources will increase that further. Economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) came up with the term "creative destruction" to demonstrate why companies need to innovate constantly in order to survive. In my opinion Schumpeter was converting the saying "eat or be eaten" into economic terms. Sharkonomics is a further enhancement of this: "read this book and take a bite". Sharkonomics will reveal where and how to attack companies such as Apple, through some of the enormous blind spots they are unaware of and through mistakes in their defence strategies.
Categories: Business planning