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Feeding Behavior in Three Species of Sharks
|Title:||Feeding Behavior in Three Species of Sharks|
|Authors:||Hobson, Edmund S.|
|Issue Date:||Apr 1963|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Hobson ES. 1963. Feeding behavior in three species of sharks. Pac Sci 17(2): 171-194.|
|Abstract:||This report concerns a study of the feeding
behavior in three species of sharks: Carcharhinus
menisorrah Muller and Henle, the grey
shark (Fig. 1), Carcharhinus melanopterus
Quoy and Gaimard, the blacktip shark (Fig. 2),
both of the family Carcharhinidae; and Triaenodon
obesus Ruppell, the whitetip shark (Fig.
3), of the family Triakidae. The study was conducted
in the lagoon at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall
Islands, during the summers of 1959 and
1960. It was a segment of a broad program of
investigation of shark behavior in which laboratory
and field work were coordinated whenever
possible. The overall program, conducted at
both the Eniwetok Marine Biological Laboratory
and the Hawaii Marine Laboratory, Coconut
Island, Hawaii, was under the direction of
Dr. Albert 1. Tester, with financial support
from the Office of Naval Research (Contract
Nom 2756(00), Project NR 104503).
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 17, Number 2, 1963|
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