The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Ser.)

The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Ser.)


The billfish is mounted on the apex of the oceanic foodstuff chain. Composed of sailfish, marlin, spearfish, and swordfish, they roam the pelagic waters of the Atlantic and are simply famous by way of their lengthy, spear-like beaks. famous for his or her velocity, measurement, and acrobatic jumps, billfish have for hundreds of years encouraged a huge spectrum of society. Even in antiquity, Aristotle, who assiduously studied the swordfish, named this gladiator of the ocean xiphias--the sword.

"The Billfish tale" tells the saga of this targeted staff of fish and those that have shaped bonds with them--relationships solid by means of anglers, biologists, charter-boat captains, and conservationists via their pursuit, research, and security of those species. greater than easily reciting vital discoveries, Stan Ulanski argues passionately that billfish occupy a place of designated value in our tradition as a nexus linking average and human background. Ulanski, either a scientist and an angler, brings a wealthy heritage to the topic in a multifaceted strategy that would improve not just readers' appreciation of billfish however the complete of the normal world.

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