Sea of Sharks

Sea of Sharks Author Elmer Renner
ISBN-10 9781612515045
Year 2013-12-15
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Naval Institute Press

Caught off Okinawa in the fiercest typhoon in history at the end of World War II. Elmer Renner, then a young officer aboard a US minesweeper, recounts the horror of his ship sinking. Renner and eight other sailors clung to a small raft for days, battling thirst, hunger, shark attacks and, eventually, madness. Renner and co-author Ken Birks describe the men's panic as distant ships seemingly ignore their desperate calls, the sea turning blood red when one of the men loses his life to a shark, and how another slips silently away into the unforgiving Pacific.


Sharkabet Author Ray Troll
ISBN-10 1558685197
Year 2002
Pages 39
Language en
Publisher Westwinds Press

Alphabetical listing of various sharks, both alive and extinct.

Shark Life

Shark Life Author Peter Benchley
ISBN-10 0307545741
Year 2008-12-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Yearling

In this riveting true adventure and informative guide to the sea, master storyteller Peter Benchley draws on more than four decades of diving experience to bring us face to face with the array of sharks and other marine animals he and his family have encountered, almost always on purpose—but sometimes by accident. In direct and accessible prose, Peter sets the record straight about the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to us), the behavior of sharks and other sea creatures we fear, the odds against an attack, and how to improve them even further. He also teaches us how to swim safely in the ocean by reading the tides and currents and respecting all the inhabitants. Here are the lessons Peter has learned, the mistakes he has made, the danger he has faced—and the spectacular sights he has seen in the world’s largest environment. The book includes 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. From the Hardcover edition.

Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez

Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez Author Donald A. Thomson
ISBN-10 9780292786912
Year 2010-07-05
Pages 407
Language en
Publisher University of Texas Press

First published in 1979, this guide has become the standard resource for scientists, divers, and spearfishers interested in the fishes of the tropical Pacific Coast. The authors have revised and updated this edition to include the most current taxonomic information, additional species descriptions, and new illustrations.

Diving and Snorkeling the Sea of Cortez

Diving and Snorkeling the Sea of Cortez Author Susan Speck
ISBN-10 9781425932022
Year 2006-11
Pages 92
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

I have written this book for everyone who used drugs or is using drugs, and is in prison or treatment. I have written this book for your kids and family who had to go through pain and trials and were strong enough to make it through. I want to say to all the parents out there who are using, please read my book, see and feel my pain, my hurt, my loss, and understand that your children are hurting. Every time you want to get high think about what I went through; think about how you don't want your children hurt. Never say never you never know what's happening to your kids when you are leading a life in drugs and crime. Let my book awake you out of your coma and break those generational curses that have been passed down to you, and save your kids from heartache and pain. Let life come back into your mind, body, and soul because you can't stay lost forever. Let this book rock the very foundation you stand on because it's all true. You have to love yourself so you can love your kids. Trust in God no matter what your beliefs are; trust in God, he will carry you, he will be your first husband, your father, and your mother, even your best friend. If you're using, please wake up; even if you don't have any kids you are worth it, you are loved, you are human. Learn to forgive, and forgive yourself. Speak life into yourself, not death; no matter how hard life is get up and keep on keeping on. And for all the kids who are going through this, stay strong and faithful in God the man above, and never, never do drugs no matter how sad or depressed you get. Remember if you never take your first hit you will never have to quit! Stay clean and drug-free for all your days on earth. Look at me, I am drug-free despite what I've been through, so have faith and stay strong. Lots of love, Marlisha

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives Second Edition

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives  Second Edition Author Jeffrey C. Carrier
ISBN-10 9781439839249
Year 2012-04-09
Pages 666
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Virtually every area of research associated with sharks and their relatives has been strongly impacted by the revolutionary growth in technology. The questions we can now ask are very different than those reported even two decades ago. Modern immunological and genetic techniques, satellite telemetry and archival tagging, modern phylogenetic analysis, GIS, and bomb dating, are just a few of the techniques and procedures that have become a part of our investigative lexicon. A modern synthesis of the biology of Chondrichthyans, Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition discusses significant advances in the development and application of new molecular techniques to the understanding of the phylogenetic relationships among and between these groups. The book considers the effect of global changes on the status of sharks and their relatives, and how advances in technology and analytical techniques have changed not only how we approach problem solving and scientific investigations, but how we formulate questions. The book also introduces applications of new and novel laboratory devices, techniques, and field instruments. This second edition of the award winning and groundbreaking original exploration of the fundamental elements of the taxonomy, systematics, physiology, and ecology of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera, presents cohesive and integrated coverage of key topics and discusses technological advances used in modern shark research. Offering a well-rounded picture for students and researchers, and far above competitors in scope and research, this new volume holds a wealth of data on the current status of Chondrichthyan research and provides the basis and springboard for original research. Cover photo by Justin Gilligan

Sea of Angels

Sea of Angels Author M. J. Manning
ISBN-10 9781482864854
Year 2016-03-31
Pages 588
Language en
Publisher Partridge Publishing Singapore

Deep in the shadows of the Estorian seas, Crithians live a peaceful, utopian existence. When a poison they call the Blackness kills the sea creatures and destroys the waters, they are forced to unite and use immortal gifts. The sea king’s daughter, XANADA, is thrust into a world of chaos when she uncovers the truth surrounding her birth. Her fate collides with NEMESIS, a realm walker fighting to gain her trust while covertly submitting to evil. Estoria plunges into chaos, with Crithians, mortals, the undead, and the gods all fighting for one ultimate power, a power that is XANADA’S birthright and one she must learn to control before the Blackness turns both land and sea to ruin.

Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Field Identification Guide to the Sharks and Rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Author Ramón Bonfil
ISBN-10 9251050457
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher Food & Agriculture Org.

This volume presents a fully illustrated field guide for the identification of the sharks and rays most relevant to the fisheries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. An extensive literature review and two field surveys in the region were carried out for the preparation of this document. A total of 49 sharks and 45 batoids reliably reported for the region are listed and those common in the fisheries or likely to be found through fisheries operations are fully treated. The guide includes sections on technical terms and measurements for sharks and batoids, and fully illustrated keys to those orders and families that occur in the region. Color plates for a large number of the species are included.


Sharks Author Gene Helfman
ISBN-10 9781421413105
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher JHU Press

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. -- Skip Clement

International Law of Sharks

International Law of Sharks Author Erika J Techera
ISBN-10 9789004345515
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher BRILL

In International Law of Sharks, the authors critically analyse current legal frameworks for this important group of species. They explore obstacles, options and opportunities to improve the conservation status of sharks and draw out broader lessons for marine species.

Sex Drugs and Sea Slime

Sex  Drugs  and Sea Slime Author Ellen Prager
ISBN-10 9780226678733
Year 2011-11-22
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press

When viewed from a quiet beach, the ocean, with its rolling waves and vast expanse, can seem calm, even serene. But hidden beneath the sea’s waves are a staggering abundance and variety of active creatures, engaged in the never-ending struggles of life—to reproduce, to eat, and to avoid being eaten. With Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime, marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce an astonishing cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures that make the salty depths their home. From the tiny but voracious arrow worms whose rapacious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, to the sea’s masters of disguise, the octopuses, Prager not only brings to life the ocean’s strange creatures, but also reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates. And while these animals make for some jaw-dropping stories—witness the sea cucumber, which ejects its own intestines to confuse predators, or the hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime—there’s far more to Prager’s account than her ever-entertaining anecdotes: again and again, she illustrates the crucial connections between life in the ocean and humankind, in everything from our food supply to our economy, and in drug discovery, biomedical research, and popular culture. Written with a diver’s love of the ocean, a novelist’s skill at storytelling, and a scientist’s deep knowledge, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime enchants as it educates, enthralling us with the wealth of life in the sea—and reminding us of the need to protect it.

Sharks and People

Sharks and People Author Thomas P. Peschak
ISBN-10 9780226047928
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press

At once feared and revered, sharks have captivated people since our earliest human encounters. Children and adults alike stand awed before aquarium shark tanks, fascinated by the giant teeth and unnerving eyes. And no swim in the ocean is undertaken without a slight shiver of anxiety about the very real—and very cinematic—dangers of shark bites. But our interactions with sharks are not entirely one-sided: the threats we pose to sharks through fisheries, organized hunts, and gill nets on coastlines are more deadly and far-reaching than any bite. In Sharks and People acclaimed wildlife photographer Thomas Peschak presents stunning photographs that capture the relationship between people and sharks around the globe. A contributing photographer to National Geographic, Peschak is best known for his unusual photographs of sharks—his iconic image of a great white shark following a researcher in a small yellow kayak is one of the most recognizable shark photographs in the world. The other images gathered here are no less riveting, bringing us as close as possible to sharks in the wild. Alongside the photographs, Sharks and People tells the compelling story of the natural history of sharks. Sharks have roamed the oceans for more than four hundred million years, and in this time they have never stopped adapting to the ever-changing world—their unique cartilage skeletons and array of super-senses mark them as one of the most evolved groups of animals. Scientists have recently discovered that sharks play an important role in balancing the ocean, including maintaining the health of coral reefs. Yet, tens of millions of sharks are killed every year just to fill the demand for shark fin soup alone. Today more than sixty species of sharks, including hammerhead, mako, and oceanic white-tip sharks, are listed as vulnerable or in danger of extinction. The need to understand the significant part sharks play in the oceanic ecosystem has never been so urgent, and Peschak’s photographs bear witness to the thrilling strength and unique attraction of sharks. They are certain to enthrall and inspire.

Shark Drunk

Shark Drunk Author Morten Stroksnes
ISBN-10 9780451493491
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Knopf

A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean, for readers of Bill Bryson and such classics as The Snow Leopard. In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature--from a tiny rubber boat. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world's most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations. Winner of the Norwegian Brage Prize 2015 Winner of the Norwegian Critics’ Prize for Literature 2015 Winner of the Norwegian Reine Ord Prize at Lofoten International Literature Festival 2016