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The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Peter A. Klimley and Steven Oerding

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book provides a resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, the book covers a broad spectrum of ... More


Body Design and Swimming Modes

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the swimming styles of sharks, rays, and chimaeras. It covers differences in their skeletal and muscular anatomy; their skin and the dermal denticles that cover their bodies; ... More


Bone, Scales, and Fins: The Early Vertebrates

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter examines the early vertebrates. The major group to which vertebrates are assigned—phylum Chordata—includes two small groups (the tunicates and the cephalochordates) and one large group: ... More


Brain Organization and Intelligence

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the anatomy of the brains of the cartilaginous fishes and their learning capabilities. Sharks, rays, and chimaeras can learn as quickly as birds and mammals, and have brains of ... More


Cartilaginous Fishes and Humans

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the interactions between the cartilaginous fishes and humans. It describes the risk of being bitten by a shark or being impaled by the barb of a stingray and the growing ... More


Courtship and Reproduction

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the courtship behavior and reproductive biology of sharks and rays. It covers the spermatogenesis and sexual maturation of male sharks and rays; sexual maturation and embryonic ... More


Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Sean O'Connell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines credit in working class communities since 1880, focusing on forms of borrowing that were dependent on personal relationships and social networks. It provides an extended historical ... More


Daily Movements, Home Range, and Migration

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the diverse types of movement patterns exhibited by sharks and rays. Some elasmobranchs are ambushers, and their movements are restricted to a confined area. Many skates, some ... More


Doorstep moneylending since the 1950s

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explains the success of companies such as Provident Financial and Cattles (both members of the FTSE 250 by the 1990s). Their agents serviced the growing sub-prime sector and ... More


The ecology of performance II: Performance in nature

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

in Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Although studying animal performance traits in controlled laboratory settings is critical for establishing mechanistic relationships between form and function, it is also important to study these ... More


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