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The Great White Shark Scientist

By Sy Montgomery | Photographs by Keith Ellenbogen

Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, is investigating a controversial possibility: Might Cape Cod’s waters serve as a breeding ground for the great white shark, the largest and most feared predatory fish on Earth?

Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen report on this thrilling turning point in marine research and travel to Guadeloupe, Mexico, to get up close and personal with the sharks. This daring expedition into the realm of great whites shows readers that in order to save the planet and its creatures, we must embrace our humanity and face our greatest fears.

* “Exceptionally written and highly recommended for those looking to give a timely summer boost to STEM collections.”
—School Library Journal, STARRED review

* “Readers interested in marine biology in general or great white sharks in particular will find the text informative and the you-are-there immediacy of the writing exciting.”
—Booklist, STARRED review

* “This appreciative introduction to a much-maligned species will thrill readers while it encourages them to see great white sharks in a new way.”
—Kirkus, STARRED review

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