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dc.contributor.author Randall, John E en_US
dc.contributor.author Helfman, Gene S en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-13T21:05:31Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-03-13T21:05:31Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1973-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Randall JE, Helfman GS. 1973. Attacks on humans by the blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus). Pac Sci 27(3): 226-238. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/799 en_US
dc.description.abstract The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus me/anopterus) occurs in shallow waters throughout most of the tropical Indo-Pacific. Its classification, distribution, and biology are reviewed. Ten attacks by this shark at Palau, Phoenix, Line, and Marshall islands, Caroline Atoll, and Tuamotu Archipelago are summarized. Only three attacks resulted in injuries. Eight of the 10 attacks occurred during the afternoon; nine, in water less than waist deep. All but one victim were wading, and dead or injured fishes were present prior to only three incidents. Contrary to previous reports, the blacktip reef shark should be considered dangerous. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blacktip shark en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Shark attacks en_US
dc.title Attacks on Humans by the Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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