The White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is perhaps the most charismatic of all shark species, and as such has captured the public's imagination for over a generation. The 1975 blockbuster movie Jaws elevated the public's perception of the White Shark to near mythical stature. It also inspired a generation of researchers to investigate the shark behind the myth. In May 1983, the first symposium dedicated to the White Shark was held at California State University Fullerton, California. The purpose of that initial symposium was to provide a forum for researchers to come together, present their current research findings, discuss their research, and future directions. A result of that first symposium was a special volume of dedicated papers on the biology of the White Shark (Sibley et al., 1985). Several of the papers published from that first symposium would eventually lay the groundwork for future studies and subsequent...

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