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Sharks and their family are the topics of great curiosity. The public’s fascination is prompted via their roles in videos and renowned literature, whereas the media races to hide tales of predators endangering helpless people. The alarming hazard to shark populations can also be garnering major exposure and resulting in a world elevate in conservation tasks. eventually, technological advances are impacting each sector of shark study and revealing exceptional secrets and techniques approximately those mysterious animals. those significant components point out the necessity for a well timed synthesis of the biology of sharks and their kinfolk.

Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives brings jointly the most recent info at the phylogeny, body structure, habit, and ecology of sharks and their family members, the skates, rays, and chimaeras. Written via a “Who’s Who” lineup in North American elasmobranch learn, this single-source evaluation of elasmobranch fishes provides cohesive and built-in insurance of key issues and discusses technological advances utilized in glossy shark examine. The textual content establishes relationships one of the sharks and their kinfolk that dominate the Chondrichthyes, describes their capabilities and physiological procedures, and examines matters correct to handling depleted and threatened fisheries. all the 19 chapters encompasses a finished evaluate of the topic with vast up to date citations.

This authoritative ebook offers a synopsis of the present knowing of elasmobranch fishes whereas deciding upon gaps in our wisdom to stimulate additional learn. Its large assurance and inclusive nature make this an enormous source for marine and conservation biologists, fishery scientists, organic oceanographers, zoologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and scholars.

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The use of fossils in zoogeography has evolved into the discipline of paleobiogeography (Lieberman, 1999). Paleontological data can be valuable but must be viewed with caution, particularly when a taxon of interest is absent from a given place and time. The fossil record depends on sediment deposition and erosion rates, which can vary widely in space and time, and on whether organisms are soft or hard bodied. Elasmobranchs, having cartilaginous rather than bony skeletons, do not fossilize as readily as do actinopteryigians.

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