Great white sharks : the biology of Carcharodon carcharias /
edited by A. Peter Klimley, David G. Ainley.
San Diego ; Toronto : Academic Press, c1996.
x, 517 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
0124150306 (alk. paper)
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San Diego ; Toronto : Academic Press, c1996.
0124150306 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-513) and index.
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Table of Contents
White Shark Research in the Past: A Perspectivep. 3
A Plea for White Shark Conservationp. 5
Using Tooth Structure to Determine the Evolutionary History of the White Sharkp. 9
The Fossil History of Carcharodon and Its Possible Ancestor, Cretolamna: A Study in Tooth Identificationp. 19
Evolutionary Relationships of the White Shark: A Phylogeny of Lamniform Sharks Based on Dental Morphologyp. 37
Systematics of the Lamnidae and the Origination Time of Carcharodon carcharias Inferred from the Comparative Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Sequencesp. 49
Size and Skeletal Anatomy of the Giant "Megatooth" Shark Carcharodon megalodonp. 55
Paleoecology of Fossil White Sharksp. 67
Using Allometry to Predict Body Mass from Linear Measurements of the White Sharkp. 81
A Review of Length Validation Methods and Protocols to Measure Large White Sharksp. 91
Temperature, Swimming Depth, and Movements of a White Shark at the South Farallon Islands, Californiap. 111
The Brain and Cranial Nerves of the White Shark: An Evolutionary Perspectivep. 121
Reproduction in the Male White Sharkp. 131
Pregnant White Sharks and Full-Term Embryos from Japanp. 139
Observations on a Pregnant White Shark with a Review of Reproductive Biologyp. 157
The Behavior of White Sharks and Their Pinniped Prey during Predatory Attacksp. 175
Diving Behavior of Elephant Seals: Implications for Predator Avoidancep. 193
Repetitive Aerial Jaw Gaping: A Thwart-Induced Behavior in White Sharksp. 207
White Shark Attacks on Inanimate Objects along the Pacific Coast of North Americap. 217
Observations of White Shark Reactions to Unbaited Decoysp. 223
Shape Discrimination and Visual Predatory Tactics in White Sharksp. 229
Tail Slap and Breach: Agonistic Displays among White Sharks?p. 241
Behavior of the White Shark: An Emerging Picturep. 257
White Shark Predation on Four Pinniped Species in Central California Waters: Geographic and Temporal Patterns Inferred from Wounded Carcassesp. 263
Tidal Height and White Shark Predation at the South Farallon Islands, Californiap. 275
Environmental Factors Affecting the Occurrence and Behavior of White Sharks at the Farallon Islands, Californiap. 281
White Shark Predation and Scavenging on Cetaceans in the Eastern North Pacific Oceanp. 293
White Shark-Inflicted Wounds of Sea Otters in California, 1968-1992p. 309
Records of White Shark-Bitten Leatherback Sea Turtles along the Central California Coastp. 317
Distribution and Autecology of the White Shark in the Eastern North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Seap. 321
Occurrence of the White Shark along the Brazilian Coastp. 347
Catches of White Sharks in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and Environmental Influencesp. 351
Residency Patterns of White Sharks at the South Farallon Islands, Californiap. 365
Trends in White Shark Predation at the South Farallon Islands, 1968-1993p. 375
Population Dynamics of White Sharks in South Africap. 381
First Estimates of Mortality and Population Size on the South African Coastp. 393
Population Dynamics of White Sharks in Spencer Gulf, South Australiap. 401
An Evaluation of Methodologies to Study the Population Biology of White Sharksp. 415
White Shark Attacks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: An Update and Analysisp. 419
Unprovoked Attacks by White Sharks off the South African Coastp. 435
White Shark Attacks in Australian Watersp. 449
Worldwide Patterns of White Shark Attacks on Humansp. 457
Chemical Repellent Tests on White Sharks, with Comments on Repellent Delivery Methodsp. 471
Comments on Means for Avoidance or Deterrence of White Shark Attacks on Humansp. 477
More Rare Than Dangerous: A Case Study of White Shark Conservation in Californiap. 481
Referencesp. 493
Indexp. 515
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