Sharks of the Mediterranean

An Illustrated Study of All Species


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About the Book

This comprehensive study of sharks of the Mediterranean Sea provides a great deal of information about shark biology, human-shark interactions, recent research, and ecology and conservation in the region. The authors cover classification, common names, morphology, size, reproduction, diet, habitat, distribution, behavior, status and references to source materials for 50 species. Illustrations include dozens of rare photos and detailed author drawings.

About the Author(s)

Alessandro De Maddalena is a researcher, writer, scientific illustrator and wildlife photographer. He is the curator of the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank and a founding member of the Mediterranean Shark Research Group. He is the author of 19 books on sharks and hosts expeditions with courses in shark biology in South Africa, Australia and Mexico.
Harald Bänsch is the chief biologist of the Vieques Shark Research Field Station. He has been a collaborator for the Shark Research Center of Walker’s Cay, Bahamas, and has joined several research expeditions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
Walter Heim, a mechanical engineer, started photographing sharks in 2001 and with his daughter Jessica has developed techniques to photograph mako and blue sharks at close range. His pictures have appeared in many books and wildlife magazines. He is the author of four books on sharks.

Bibliographic Details

Alessandro De Maddalena with Harald Bänsch and Walter Heim
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 236
Bibliographic Info: 170 photos & illustrations (48 in color), glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6357-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2294-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  ix

Preface  1

Biology and Ecology of Sharks  3

Status of Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea  39

Research on Sharks in the Mediterranean Area  51

Classification of Sharks Living in the Mediterranean Sea  66

Species Identification  70

Between pages 76 and 77 are 16 color plates

containing 49 images

Species Profiles  77

Glossary  191

Bibliography  193

Index  205