Basking Sharks: The Slaughter of BCs Gentle Giants Scott Wallace

ISBN: 9781554200221

Published: August 24th 2006

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92 pages


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Basking Sharks: The Slaughter of BCs Gentle Giants  by  Scott Wallace

Basking Sharks: The Slaughter of BCs Gentle Giants by Scott Wallace
August 24th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 92 pages | ISBN: 9781554200221 | 7.58 Mb

The basking shark, a fish the size of a London bus, used to appear off the BC coast every spring. During World War II, the fish became a nuisance to commercial nets and fishing trollers. Gliding just below the surface, the basking shark was an easyMoreThe basking shark, a fish the size of a London bus, used to appear off the BC coast every spring.

During World War II, the fish became a nuisance to commercial nets and fishing trollers. Gliding just below the surface, the basking shark was an easy target for a new pest eradication program that touted killing one of the plankton-eating monsters as great sport.By 1970, the basking shark was virtually eradicated in BC. Now researchers Scott Wallace and Brian Gisborne have pieced together what there is to know about this locally extinct ocean denizen.Basking Sharks is Number 14 in the Transmontanus series of books edited by Terry Glavin.



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