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Whale Sharks: Biology, Ecology, and Conservation


Year: 2022
Language: english
Author: Alistair D.M. Dove and Others
Genre: Research papers
Publisher: CRC Press
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9781138571297
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 345, 44 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
Description: Whale sharks are the largest of all fishes, fascinating for comparative studies of all manner of biological fields, including functional anatomy, growth, metabolism, movement ecology, behavior and physiology. These gentle ocean giants have captured the interest of scientists and the imagination of the public, yet their future is uncertain. The conservation status of whale sharks was upgraded to Endangered on the IUCN Red List and the species faces a range of intense threats from human activities. Can these iconic living animals, who have survived for millions of years, survive us?
As you work your way through this book, hope that you will develop a sense of awe and marvel at all of our good fortune to share the ocean, and the planet, with this utterly extraordinary species.

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