The waters off the East Coast of North America are home to an amazing variety of sharks, rays and chimaeras. This groundbreaking, comprehensive and easy-to-use field guide covers all 173 species found along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, including Bermuda and the Bahamas, and extending into the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan Peninsula. These are all the species that are encountered in the shallow waters of estuaries and coasts and the open ocean, including rarely seen deep-sea species.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, this must-have guide includes detailed species accounts describing key identification features, habitat, biology and status. It also features illustrated key guides that enable users to accurately identify species, comparison plates of similar species, dentition plates, and illustrations of egg cases, where known. This an essential guide for fisheries management, trade regulation and shark conservation.
David A. Ebert is program director of the Pacific Shark Research Center and a research faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Marc Dando is a scientific illustrator and publisher. Ebert and Dando are the authors of Field Guide to Sharks, Rays & Chimaeras of Europe and the Mediterranean (Princeton).