Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites:

Sharks and Their World;/home.html
Seaworld’s guide to sharks.

Sharks of the Open Ocean
Learn about pelagic sharks from the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, which develops projects to help understand these animals.

Shark Trust
News and information on shark conservation.

Great White Research
Information on the biology and physiology of the Great White and its unique adaptations.

Whale Sharks
Information on the biggest fish in the sea.

Apex Predators
Research on the natural history of Great Whites and other top predators.

Catsharks of the World
View a gallery of catshark images.

South African White Shark Research Foundation
Promotes the conservation of the Great White.

The Natal Sharks Board
WLearn about shark attacks and shark attack prevention.

Information on shark biology, conservation, and research, with a searchable database.

Shark Conservation
The Shark Foundation promotes the conservation of endangered sharks.

Shark conservation, news, information, images, and more, from Florida Museum of Natural History.

Sharks: Myth and Mystery
Online exhibit on sharks and rays from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.

A global information system on Fishes

Related episodes:

The Secret World of Sharks and Rays
NATURE lifts part of the veil of mystery shrouding some fascinating — and often fearsome — creatures

Shark Mountain
NATURE takes viewers on a dive of a lifetime to reveal underwater creatures unlike anywhere else in the world.

White Shark/Red Triangle
Learn the surprising truths behind the monster myths on NATURE’s White Shark/Red Triangle.


Allen, Thomas B. The Shark Almanac: A Fully Illustrated Natural History of Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003.

Compagno, Leonard, Dando, Marc, and Sarah Fowler. Sharks of the World. Princeton University Press, 2005.

Cousteau, Jean-Michel. Cousteau’s Great White Shark. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995.

Elgar, M.A. and B. J. Crespi (eds.). Cannibalism. Ecology and Evolution Among Diverse Taxa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Klimley, A. Peter. The Secret Life of Sharks. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Springer, Victor G. and Jay P. Gold. Sharks in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book. Washington D.C.:Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.