By: Frank J Schwartz
161 pages, 16 col and 96 b/w illus
Covers the ninety-one species of sharks, skates, and rays found in waters along the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina. 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] 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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