There is a lot of good, factual information available about sharks. And there are a lot of people working hard to tell you the true story about these amazing animals.
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Informative scientific literature about sharks:
Adams, D.H., M.E. Mitchell, and G.R. Parsons. 1994. Seasonal occurrence of the White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, in the waters off the Florida west coast, with notes on its life history. Marine Fisheries Review 56:24–28. Full text here
Baum, J.K., and R.A. Myers. 2004. Shifting baselines and the decline of pelagic sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecology Letters 7:135–145. Full text here
Bethea, D.M., Ajemian, M.J., Carlson, J.K. et al. 2014. Distribution and community structure of coastal sharks in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98:1233–1254. Full text here
Hammerschlag, N., A.J. Gallagher, J. Wester, J. Luo, and J.S. Ault. 2012a. Don’t bite the hand that feeds: assessing ecological impacts of provisioning ecotourism on an apex marine predator. Functional Ecology 26:567–576. Full text here
Hammerschlag N., J. Luo, D.J. Irschick, J.S. Ault. 2012b. A comparison of spatial and movement patterns between sympatric predators: Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus). PLoS One 7(9):e45958. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0045958.
McCandless, C.T.K., Nancy E. Pratt, N.E. Pratt, and Harold L. 2007. Shark nursery grounds of the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast waters of the United States. American Fisheries Society. Order book here
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