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Mediterranean great white sharks : a comprehensive study including all recorded sightings

Author: Alessandro De Maddalena; Walter Heim
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1996, the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank began collecting and recording encounters between great white sharks and boats, bathers, divers, fishermen and others from the Middle Ages to the present. This work presents the study's findings, releasing a trove of information on the great white's size, distribution, habitat, behavior, reproduction, diet, fisheries and attacks on humans"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro De Maddalena; Walter Heim
ISBN: 9780786458899 0786458895
OCLC Number: 774146302
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The Great White Shark --
2. Records of Great White Sharks from the Mediterranean Sea --
Spain --
Continental Spain --
Islas Baleares --
France --
Continental France --
Corsica --
Monaco --
Italy --
Ligurian Coast --
Sardinia --
Tyrrhenian Coast --
Sicily --
Ionian Coast --
Adriatic Coast --
Slovenia --
Croatia --
Bosnia and Herzegovina --
Montenegro --
Albania --
Greece --
Turkey --
Syria --
Cyprus --
Lebanon --
Israel --
Egypt --
Libya --
Malta --
Tunisia --
Algeria --
Morocco --
Unknown Locations --
Adriatic Sea --
Mediterranean Sea --
Specimens Without a Capture Location --
3. Summary Tables --
4. Analysis of the Presence of Great White Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea --
Common Names Used in the Mediterranean Area --
Similar Species Present in the Study Area --
Maximum Size --
Average Size --
Color --
Reproduction --
Distribution --
Identification --
Habitat, Movements and Seasonality --
Diet --
Predatory Tactics --
Scavenging --
Predators and Parasites --
Mutualism --
Attacks on Humans --
Fisheries --
Interactions with Tuna Farming --
Utilization --
Strandings --
Abundance --
Conservation --
White Shark Materials Preserved in Museums --
Photographic and Filmed Documentation --
Reporting Specimens of Great White Sharks from the Mediterranean Sea.
Responsibility: Alessandro De Maddalena and Walter Heim ; foreword by Marie Levine.

Abstract:

"In 1996, the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank began collecting and recording encounters between great white sharks and boats, bathers, divers, fishermen and others from the Middle Ages to the present. This work presents the study's findings, releasing a trove of information on the great white's size, distribution, habitat, behavior, reproduction, diet, fisheries and attacks on humans"--Provided by publisher.

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"recommended"--ARBA; "presents all the data collected on the presence of the great white shark in the Mediterranean Sea"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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