Alaska's Great White Sharks

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Over the past three decades, ecologist Bruce Wright has studied several top-level predators in Alaska, including eagles, orcas, bears, sharks and other predators. In this wonderful book, Bruce reveals what is and is not known about the biology and behavior of white sharks, with particular emphasis on their occurrence in Alaska waters and role in the local marine ecology. By summarizing his work on the ecology of other Alaskan sharks, Bruce also offers a rare peek into how ecologists model the complex interactions among multiple levels of marine ecosystems and the likely consequences of human extirpation of sharks from the marine trophic web off Alaska. This book will be of great interest to anyone who works or recreates in coastal Alaska, students and professionals in marine ecology and conservation, as well as anyone who wants to know more about white sharks and other sharks, creatures which must surely rank among the most seductive of maritime mysteries.
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  • By sculpin99
    Jun 15, 2009
    "Alaska's Great White Sharks" I have not been this disappointed in any purchase in a while. However, I must say that I was so excited to learn about white sharks in Alaska, that I didn't notice the caveat 'self-published' for the Lulu site, which would have lowered my expectations somewhat. The reason that the author could put 'Alaska' in the title of the book is because there have been a small, scattered number of sightings of white sharks in Alaska. The distribution of sightings revealed in this 'publication', does further the purported range of white shark's to the northwest past what the shark research committee has reported, with sightings reported in this pub from Kodiak, Cook Inlet, and near Cordova. So I spent my money to learn of 3 new locations of white shark sightings. There is also a bit of general information about the ecology and biology of the sharks in this pub, little of it specific to Alaska. There is also some modelling of the potential effects of shark... More > removal on marine ecosystems. This last inclusion is really odd. Who does the author think the reader is going to be? The contrast between this ecological modelling and the publications inane cartoons is a bit confusing. It took me longer to review this purchase than it did to download (and subsequently delete) it.< Less
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Bruce Wright
September 30, 2011
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