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Comparisons Between White Shark-Pinniped Interactions at Seal Island (South Africa) with Other Sites in California

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This article discusses white shark interactions with pinnipeds in South Africa and California waters. It discusses the differences between the sites in South Africa and the sites in California and how the differences affect the interactions between white sharks and pinnipeds. It discusses the different factors that affect predatory success of white sharks and how the factors differ in different sites which leads to different predatory success in different areas.

 

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Martin, R. A., C. Fallows, N. Hammerschlag. "Comparisons Between White Shark-Pinniped Interactions at Seal Island (South Africa) with Other Sites in California." Chapter 9. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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Forget Jaws, Now It's... Brains!

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This article discusses how great white sharks are thought of as mindless killers, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It also describes the predatory behavior of white sharks in False Bay off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. It also discusses how there is still much to learn about white sharks and scientists are finding out more and more just how different white sharks are from their public image of being mindless killers that has been portrayed for many years. 

 

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Raffaele, Paul. "Forget Jaws, Now It's... Brains!" Smithsonian. 39.3 (2008): 36-43. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. 

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The Great White Shark

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This article discusses white shark feeding behavior and the different animals that white sharks prey on. It discusses in particular behavior of white sharks off the west coast of North America. The article discusses the negative image the media has painted of the white shark and how the white shark is threatened by human activity. It also discusses how researchers identify individual white sharks to determine shark populations and behaviors such as migration. 

 

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Long, Douglas. "The Great White Shark." University of California Museum of Paleontology. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.

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Carcharodon carcharias (Great White Shark)

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This website provides information on the threat level of different animal species. This particular page provides the threat level for great white sharks as well as discussing different aspects of the white shark. It discusses the range of white sharks in the ocean and where they are likely to be found. It details white shark predatory habits as well as typical sizes of white sharks. It also details the major threats to great white sharks. They are threatened by illegal hunting and other human related activity. This article also discusses conservation acts that are being done to help protect white sharks from humans. 

 

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Fergusson, I., Compagno, L.J.V. & Marks, M. 2009. Carcharodon carcharias. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. 

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Great White Shark

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This article discusses the six acute senses of the great white shark and how they keep the white shark at the top of the ocean food chain. The artcle also discusses the threats white sharks and sharks in general face. It discusses the overhunting of sharks by humans and how that is threatening many different shark species including the great white. It also discusses the importance of white sharks to the health of the oceans.

 

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Ocean Portal Team. " Great White Shark." Ocean Portal. Smithsonian. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

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The White Shark Cafe

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This article talks about how tracking white sharks from California has given scientists a better understanding of their migratory patterns and their feeding behavior in an area between California and Hawaii. They found that the white sharks they tagged would swim out into the open Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii. Scientists think that the area between Hawaii and California, which they call the White Shark Café, might be where the white sharks go to breed and others think that is a place where they go to feed. White shark habits are not well understood. Figuring out their behavior is important and may help save these top predators. 

 

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Tennesen, Michael. "The White Shark Cafe." National Wildlife (World Edition) 49.5 (2011). Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Sept. 2013

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Wildlife Guardians Petition for Great White Protection

http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/Library/PRD/great_white_shark/Great_White_Shark_DPS_Petition-WildEarth_Guardians.pdf

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This webpage is a petition by an organization known as the Wildlife Guardians for the protection of white sharks in the northeastern Pacific ocean. The petition discusses in detail different aspects of the great white shark. Aspects such as anatomy and characteristics, habitat, diet and hunting behavior, reproduction, migratory behavior, etc. The petition also discusses why white sharks are so important to the oceans and why they need protection.

 

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Wildlife Guardians. "Petition to List Northeastern Pacific Ocean Distinct Population Segment of Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act." Web. 20 Nov. 2013. 

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Predatory Behavior of Pacific Coast White Sharks

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This article discusses the predatory behavior of Pacific coast white sharks. It discusses the different techniques that white sharks use to hunt prey. It dicusses how they use certain techniques to hunt larger animals like elephant seals and compares those to techniques they use to hunt smaller animals like harbor seals. It also discusses an experiment conducted to research predatory behavior of white sharks and the types of prey they will likely eat.

 

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"Predatory Behavior of Pacific Coast White Sharks." Shark Research Committee. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. 

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Pacific Coast Shark Attack Statistics

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This article discusses shark attacks on the Pacific coast of North America during the twentieth century. It shows different statistics of shark attacks on the Pacific coast of North America. The statistics are related to different aspects like time of day, water depth, month of the year, type of shark, etc. These statistics show that getting attacked by a shark on the Pacific coast was very rare in the twentieth century. 

 

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"Pacific Coast Shark Attack Statistics." Shark Research Committee. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. 

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Great White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias

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This article discusses great white habitat and range worldwide. It also discusses great white anatomy and characteristics. It details great white feeding and hunting behavior. It also discusses the threats that great whites face and references the IUCN threat level for white sharks. It also gives some information on great white reproduction. 

 

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"Great White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias." MarineBio Conservation Society. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.

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Great White Shark Anatomy

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This particular page of this article discusses white shark anatomy, specifically their jaws as well as their body shape and color. It details how great whites use their jaws when attacking prey as well as discussing how powerful their jaws are. This page also details why white sharks have a white bottom half and greyish top half.

 

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Edmonds, Molly. "Great White Shark Anatomy." "How Great White Sharks Work." Howstuffworks. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. 

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