Aquarium sharks and rays book
Chapter 1: Aquarium Sharks and Rays - Microcosm Aquarium ExplorerPerhaps the most mysterious and alluring creatures kept by saltwater aquarists, sharks and rays are becoming increasingly popular among serious marine fishkeepers. In this long-awaited and much-requested guide, expert aquarist and elasmobranch enthusiast Scott Michael provides the definitive introduction to the biology and behavior of home-aquarium-scale sharks and rays. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Microcosm Ltd. Condition: new.
Meet a Few of the Sharks and Rays
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ISBN 13: 9781890087579
Of all the creatures that inhabit the oceans, none evokes a more emotional reflex. One long-standing misconception about sharks and rays is that they are primitive and dim-witted or lacking brainpower except for overgrown olfactory lobes, which are in part responsible for their extremely keen sense of smell. Behavioral studies bear this out. Many sharks and rays often surprise researchers with their intelligence, displaying complex behavioral repertoires and learning simple tasks at rates comparable to rats. As scientists continue to piece together the puzzle of shark behavior, human emotion has begun to shift from fear to fascination. Today, many appreciate even such feared species as the Tiger Shark Galeocerdo cuvier , mako sharks Isurus spp.
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Publisher: T. Publications, Inc. In a long-awaited, authoritative guide, expert aquarist and reef naturalist Scott Michael provides the definitive introduction to the biology and behavior of these fishes. It goes into so much detail, from the family to each individual fish only ones found in aquarium trade though. Plus so much more. A definite 5! Microcosm Aquarium Explorer is a world-class online resource devoted to the underwater worlds that are home to fishes, corals, aquatic plants and invertebrate life of special interest to aquarium keepers.