Great White Shark Pictures - Apexpredators.com Photos and pics of great white sharks. Here Great White sharks use the breach as the final effort that often culminates in a successful predation. http://www.apexpredators.com/store/showCategoriesProducts.asp?categoryID=6
CSIRO Marine Research Find information on a project that will enable more informed decisionmaking on conservation management in Australia. Contains a description of species physiology, movement patterns, and population status and protection measures. http://www.marine.csiro.au/LeafletsFolder/35shark.html
Extractions: Research Research priorities Research activities Media releases ... Doing Business Information Sheets Filling the gaps in our knowledge The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is also known as the great white shark or white pointer. It is a large, powerful and superbly adapted predator that occurs worldwide but is most common in temperate waters. Despite its notoriety, scientists have only recently been able to start building a profile of the species including its biology, habits, movement patterns and the vulnerability of populations to targeted or accidental captures. The white shark is, quite simply, a difficult species to study. With initial funding of $100,000 from the Natural Heritage Trust, CSIRO, various State and Federal research and management agencies, and a number of interested groups have now joined forces to collect information about white sharks in Australian waters. The study, begun in 1999, also aims to involve commercial and recreational fishers as well as others who spend time on the water and who may sometimes see white sharks. The information collected by the project will enable more informed decision-making on white shark conservation management in Australia. Introduction White sharks are close relatives of mako and porbeagle sharks and are classified in the shark family Lamnidae. Australia is renowned to be one of the best places in the world to see white sharks, however, even in our waters they are still relatively uncommon. They occur in southern Australian waters from southern Queensland to north-west Western Australia. White sharks are primarily a coastal species and often enter very shallow water in search of prey. They are a distinctive species: torpedo-shaped with a pointed snout; large pectoral and first dorsal fins; a crescent-shaped tail; a large black eye; large triangular serrated teeth; and are grey or bronze-coloured on top and white below.
Passages Of The Deep - Live Shark Cams... Click the images to pop up a larger live picture from our four live cams. View sharks, rays, fish, and people inside the acrylic underwater. http://www.aquarium.org/thedeep/deepcams.htm
Discovery Channel :: Shark Week Brief information on a variety of sharks, from the Great Whites to Hammerheads. Includes interactive games. http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/sharkweek/sharkweek.html
Extractions: See where unprovoked shark attacks on humans have occurred since 2000. On TV Sorry you missed Shark Week , hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. But you can catch the MythBusters Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, or check our TV schedule for other shark programming. And stay tuned for next year! Video Galleries See sharks (yes, including great whites) in action, find out how they survive, and meet some elusive species. In the News Get the latest on everything from test-tube sharks to the latest shark-soup controversy. Photo Galleries Check out which sharks are considered the most dangerous to humans, and meet some other toothy types. Advertisement
New England Shark Species Information and photos on shark species found in the waters around New England, including the blue, thresher, mako and porbeagle sharks. http://www.newenglandsharks.com/
Extractions: The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier Tiger sharks are captured by setting lines baited with fish market scraps, at dusk, just off Honolulu harbour. Lines are recovered at dawn the following day. Sharks caught are secured alongside a small boat, identified, measured and sexed, and a tissue sample is removed for genetic fingerprinting. Each shark receives a numbered identification tag and those smaller than 10ft are immediately released. Larger tiger sharks are fitted with acoustic transmitters (devices which emit ultrasonic beeps). These beeps are beyond the hearing range of both sharks and humans but are detectable with a hydrophone (underwater microphone). Transmitter equipped sharks can be followed by boat using a hydrophone to continually listen for these beeps. A single 'beer can sized' transmitter is surgically implanted in each sharks peritoneal cavity (the space containing the liver and other organs). During this operation the shark is turned upside down and immediately goes into tonic immobility (a trance-like state lasting approximately twenty minutes). An incision is made in the peritoneal wall, the transmitter is inserted and the incision sutured closed. The shark is released and followed for several days. Data obtained by tracking with boats is supplemented by using bottom monitors placed at different locations on the seabed. Bottom monitors are devices that continually listen for the uniquely frequency coded transmitters carried by larger tiger sharks. Monitors can identify each transmitter equipped shark, and record how long each shark stays in that area. Bottom monitors are regularly retrieved by divers so that recorded data can be recovered.
Oceanlink | Great White Sharks Many people have a big fear of sharks, especially Great Whites. In fact, there are places where you can be guided on a dive with sharks after just one http://oceanlink.island.net/oinfo/biodiversity/Great White Shark/shark.html
Extractions: Many people have a big fear of sharks, especially Great Whites. A lot of this comes from movies like Jaws - which is based on a number of attacks that really happened in New Jersey in 1916. Some people think that there are tons of sharks waiting to eat them if they venture out into the ocean, which is simply not true. Sharks rarely ever eat humans and are solitary animals. They either travel alone or in groups of two. This image is from www.eng.utoledo.edu/~lcendere/gw/pics.htm Shark attacks are quite rare, in the US there are two to three non-fatal attacks on swimmers, surfers, and divers per year. By the number of reported incidents, Dogs kill more people each year than Great Whites have killed in the last 100 years. There are lots of divers who swim with sharks and are not attacked. In fact, there are places where you can be guided on a dive with sharks after just one dive lesson. They get used to people and get quite tame. Sharks are misunderstood animals.
Sharks The Bay of Fundy waters contain many species of sharks, skates and rays despite Photo modified from sharks, History and Biology of the Lords of the Sea. http://www.grandmanannb.com/sharks.htm
Extractions: CLICK to hear sounds.. The Bay of Fundy supports a diverse marine fauna. As a beginning we have listed the common cartilaginous fish. You can find information on marine mammals, seabirds and the fishing industry on separate pages from the links below. In the future we will be adding more lists. Please stay tuned. Marine Mammals Seabirds Fishing Industry T he Bay of Fundy waters contain many species of sharks, skates and rays despite the misconception that the waters are too cold for these cartilaginous fish. Many are only spring to fall visitors but some live year-round. Chimaeras, another cartilaginous fish, are rarely reported. Common Sharks: Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) - The most common shark in the Bay of Fundy, this small schooling shark (70-100cm) is frequently caught during the summer but unfortunately are not usually sold. A processing plant for dogfish was operated at Ingalls Head on Grand Manan for a few years until it caught fire from a lightening strike. The plant was not rebuilt. Spiny dogfish is marketed as "rock shark", "rock cod" or "rock salmon" and is often eaten in Europe and used for English fish and chips. Dogfish are also dissected in science classes and a market for biological supplies exists. It is probably the most written about shark in the world because of the latter, its abundance and the negative effect on commercial fisheries.
Hockey Central Fan site for the Tiger sharks with updates, photos, player pages, links and message boards. http://www.angelfire.com/fl/cshptc/hockey.html
Extractions: Languages Time, Inc. Time.com People Fortune EW This shark, among hundreds spotted near Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, ventured elsewhere Wednesday. TAMPA, Florida (CNN) Scientists did not spot any sharks Wednesday morning around the place where, one day earlier, hundreds of them were videotaped in shallow waters, leading authorities to warn swimmers to be careful. Sharks frequent the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and scientists said such large numbers are not unusual. Still, the large school had prompted authorities to alert swimmers and fishermen Tuesday to possible danger. For two hours Wednesday morning, scientists surveyed the area around Anclote Key, north of Tampa. Working with fishermen who tried to attract sharks using chum, they were unable to spot any sharks, said Sue Ellen Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Aquarium. No sharks were spotted by air. VIDEO Public safety officials issue warnings against swimming and boating in area where sharks are seen congregating (August 14)
Sharks sharks have long evoked more fear than any other creature. sharks move efficiently and swiftly through an environment where humans may struggle or feel http://www.caske2000.org/sharks/sharks.htm
Extractions: Native Planet Health Dangerous Sea Life Sharks I've always had a great interest in sharks. As a scuba diving instructor, I've tried to dispel the general public belief that sharks are killing machines. My first shark sighting while snorkeling was a fascinating experience. Since, I have developed a greater curiosity and interest for those beautiful creatures. Most books on sharks are outdated by the time they go to press. For the latest information, I asked my friend Wade Smith a Marine Biologist studying sharks to contribute to our educational goal by writing this section on sharks. Wade and I are working together to provide you the most accurate and interesting facts about sharks. J-Philippe Table of Contents Sharks have long evoked more fear than any other creature. Snakes, crocodiles, and tigers are highly effective predators and dangerous to humans, but they dont seem to be as universally feared. Sharks move efficiently and swiftly through an environment where humans may struggle or feel awkward. The power of the ocean and the mystery of what cannot be seen beneath its' waves adds to the fear of sharks. In 1865, Thoreau noted, "I have no doubt that one shark in a dozen years is enough to keep up the reputation of a beach a hundred miles long." The reputations and mysteries surrounding sharks far exceeds our understanding of them.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: References On Sharks 2002 sharks. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC in Association with the Natural 1989 The Book of sharks. Soft cover reprint of 1975 edition. http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmnh/sharkbib.htm
Extractions: Selected References on Sharks T he National Museum of Natural History receives numerous requests for information on sharks and shark attack. This pamphlet provides a list of selected references divided into five categories: general references, shark attack, shark fishing, selected species, and sensory systems. The citations include both technical and popular publications. An asterisk, *, denotes a book or article that is primarily technical. Most of the general references are, however, a combination of technical details, authoritative information, and a lively text so they could be categorized as both technical and popular. The publications cited in the following pages are not available from the Smithsonian Institution unless otherwise noted. They can be obtained from most large public libraries or can be requested through an interlibrary loan. Many are currently in print and can be ordered from local bookstores. January, 2003 Contents
Wonders Of The Seas: Sharks To many, sharks symbolize the very essence of ruthlessness, sharks and their direct predecessors have been swimming in the world s oceans for well over http://www.oceanicresearch.org/sharks.html
Extractions: Sharks: Top Predators with a Purpose! The Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest fish on Earth, possibly reaching 60 feet in length, or about as long as two school buses! This whale shark has a remora riding on it's head. (The remora is a kind of fish that acts like a suction cup, attaching to larger animals to get a free ride). Check out a video clip of a whale shark (2 minutes in length, 4 Mb file size, requires a quicktime viewer). The shark is a fascinating creature, surrounded by myth and misconception. To many, sharks symbolize the very essence of ruthlessness, representing the ultimate savages of the natural world. Though many people would rather not intentionally socialize with these fearsome predators of the depths, I find it thoroughly captivating to swim among sharks. Sharks and their direct predecessors have been swimming in the world's oceans for well over 300 million years, and were going about their business long before dinosaurs walked the Earth. The fact that sharks have survived for so long without changing very much is a real tribute to the effectiveness of their anatomy. Sharks are fishes, contained within the taxonomic class called Chondrichthyes (meaning "cartilage-fish"). Sharks and other cartilaginous fishes (rays, skates, and ratfishes) differ from the bony fishes in that they have a cartilaginous skeleton, and lack a swim bladder. This class of fishes contains over 600 species worldwide, including over 300 species of sharks.
Better Laws For Jaws Press release describes how the Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) succeeded in securing permanent protection for California's white sharks. http://www.netpets.com/fish/legislation/jaws.html
Extractions: California Puts Permanent Teeth in State White Shark Protection Press Release by The Center For Marine Conservation Sacramento, CAThe Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) succeeded in securing permanent protection for California's white sharks on Saturday when Governor Pete Wilson signed Senator Mike Thompson's bill (SB 144) into law prohibiting the deliberate take of white sharks in state waters. This landmark victory in shark protection came about through the efforts of CMC in cooperation with the Point Reyes Bird Observatory and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, and was supported by over two dozen conservation, fishing, surfing, and scientific organizations. "This proactive measure ensures needed protection for these magnificent, yet vulnerable animals," said CMC President Roger McManus. This new law repeals the sunset date on a 1993 state law that made intentional taking of white sharks illegal in California waters. Exceptions to the law are made for scientific and educational research and incidental catch in selected net fisheries. Thompson's bill is the lead ship in an unprecedented 'flotilla' of 30 coast and ocean protection bills to become California law. "White shark populations are naturally small, but they play a crucial role in marine ecosystems along the California coast" said Tom Okey, a marine ecologist in CMC's Pacific Regional Office in San Francisco. "These top predators control marine mammal populations and help maintain whole marine ecosystems including commercially important fish populations."
BUBL LINK: Sharks Boattalk s sharks of the World Information about the size, diet, habitat, Includes biological information on the anatomy and evolution of sharks, http://bubl.ac.uk/link/s/sharks.htm
Extractions: BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources Home Search Subject Menus Countries ... Z Titles Descriptions Boattalk's Sharks of the World Fiona's Shark Mania Hammerhead Sharks Ocean Animals ... Shark Research Program at the University of Florida Museum of Natural History Comments: email@example.com Information about the size, diet, habitat, and reproductive behaviour of sharks, together with a general description, classification guide, and photograph of each species. Varieties covered include angel, lemon, basking, mako, blacktip reef, nurse, blue, sandbar, bull, silky, dusky, spiny dogfish, galapagos, tiger, goblin, thresher, great white, hammerhead, whitetip reef, horn, wobbegong, and whale shark. Resource type: images, reference data Collection of sources relevant to the study of sharks, with information on press coverage, specific classifications of sharks, and image galleries, as well as an extensive list of additional resources such as organisations, statistical data, projects, and articles.