Lo Squalo Bianco: A Comprehensive Study of the Great White Shark in the Mediterranean Sea
Lo Squalo Bianco is a book by Alessandro De Maddalena and Walter Heim, published in 2012 by McFarland. It is the result of the most complete and comprehensive research program ever performed on the great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Mediterranean Sea. The book contains approximately 600 records of great white sharks, described and analyzed, that bring to light fundamental information about size, distribution, habitat, behaviour, reproduction, diet, fisheries and attacks on humans. The book also includes a foreword by Marie Levine, the founder and executive director of the Shark Research Institute.
The great white shark is one of the most fascinating and feared predators in the ocean. It is also one of the most endangered and threatened species, due to overfishing, habitat loss, pollution and human persecution. The Mediterranean Sea is a unique and complex ecosystem, where great white sharks have been present for millions of years. However, their status and ecology in this region are poorly known and often misunderstood. Lo Squalo Bianco aims to fill this gap and to provide a scientific basis for the conservation and management of this iconic species.
Lo Squalo Bianco is available for download as a PDF file from ResearchGate, a social network for scientists and researchers. You can access the file by clicking on this link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278450977_Mediterranean_Great_White_Sharks_A_Comprehensive_Study_Including_All_Recorded_Sightings. You will need to create a free account or log in with your existing one to download the file. Alternatively, you can also purchase a hard copy of the book from Amazon or other online retailers.
If you are interested in learning more about the great white shark and its role in the Mediterranean Sea, Lo Squalo Bianco is a must-read for you. It is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information that will enrich your knowledge and appreciation of this magnificent animal.
Lo Squalo Bianco is not only a scientific book, but also a tribute to the great white shark and its beauty. The book is richly illustrated with stunning photographs and drawings that capture the essence and diversity of this species. The authors also share their personal experiences and anecdotes from their fieldwork and encounters with great white sharks. The book is written in a clear and engaging style that makes it accessible and enjoyable for both experts and general readers.
The book also addresses some of the myths and misconceptions that surround the great white shark and its behaviour. The authors debunk the image of the great white shark as a mindless killing machine that attacks humans indiscriminately. They explain that great white sharks are intelligent and curious animals that have complex social interactions and communication. They also show that most attacks on humans are cases of mistaken identity or exploratory bites, and that great white sharks do not actively hunt or prey on humans.
Lo Squalo Bianco is a valuable contribution to the knowledge and conservation of the great white shark in the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. It is a book that will inspire and educate anyone who loves sharks and the ocean. It is also a book that will challenge and change the way we perceive and relate to one of the most amazing creatures on Earth. 248dff8e21