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The Great White Shark Scientist
by Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen


Overview - Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, is investigating a controversial possibility: Might Cape Cod's waters serve as a breeding ground for the great white shark, the largest and most feared predatory fish on Earth?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, is investigating a controversial possibility: Might Cape Cod's waters serve as a breeding ground for the great white shark, the largest and most feared predatory fish on Earth? Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen report on this thrilling turning point in marine research and travel to Guadeloupe, Mexico, to get up close and personal with the sharks. This daring expedition into the realm of great whites shows readers that in order to save the planet and its creatures, we must embrace our humanity and face our greatest fears.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544352988
  • ISBN-10: 054435298X
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 70
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 11.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Series: Scientists in the Field (Hardcover)

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Marine Life
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Shark biologist Greg Skomal and his research team search for great whites in the waters off Cape Cod and Guadalupe in this exciting addition to the Scientists in the Field series. Their quest is as much about finding and tagging new sharks as it is about tracing the movements of old friends: by checking detector buoys that record the presence of tagged sharks, the scientists learn who has been in the area. Aerial photographs show the shadowy shapes of sharks below the waves, and underwater shots taken in Guadalupe reveal sharks surrounding the scientists’ submersible cage. Interspersed between chapters are sections that discuss shark anatomy, behavior, and statistics. Montgomery’s play-by-play narration and Ellenbogen’s dramatic photos give the scientific excursion a thrilling sense of immediacy that should leave readers feeling like they’re along for the voyage. Ages 10–12. (June)

 
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