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By Timothy C. Tricas, Samuel H. Gruber

The elasmobranch fishes comprise the dwelling sharks, skates and rays which are very important participants of approximately all marine ecosystems. Their huge measurement, secretive habit, and wide-ranging conduct cause them to tricky to watch within the box or to take care of in captivity. as a result, little is understood approximately their common habit and the way it truly is mediated by means of their sensory platforms. This quantity is devoted to the medical contributions and reminiscence of Donald Nelson, a pioneer within the learn of shark habit, sensory biology, and distant instrumentation. the 2 commencing papers evaluation Don Nelson's detailed medical accomplishments and supply perception into his powerful bias in the direction of learn of animals within the box. those are through 14 clinical papers on elasmobranch habit, sensory biology, and present tracking applied sciences. The papers on elasmobranch sensory biology and behaviour tackle questions about listening to, the lateral line, electroreception, the mind, orientation habit, chemical irritants, feeding, and replica. The latter portion of the amount provides papers on traditional tagging concepts, ultrasonic telemetry, physiological telemetry, distant tracking recommendations, archival tagging and satellite tv for pc tagging. The motive of this quantity is to familiarize either new and verified scientists with the sensory biology and behaviour of sharks and rays, and to inspire extra behavioral study on those animals of their normal surroundings.

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