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Bio-Poster \"Haie der Tiefsee\"
Sharks!

This word is guaranteed to get people scampering out of the water.

This poster shows the most important deep-sea sharks in impressive picture quality.
Each species is named in English and in Latin. Moreover, their size and global distribution is listed.

Sharks have been represented in different ways by different researchers.

Cousteau described sharks in general as very dangerous; perhaps because he was thus able to finance his expeditions through the sale of sensational books.
This negative shark image was changed thanks to Hans Hass, who went on an expedition with the behavioural physiologist Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeld.
Hass said of his observations that he, as a researcher, had encountered in the shark just such an inquisitive being as himself.
Since then shark research has made further progress.
The shark is increasingly described as fascinating thanks to his many assets, one of which is his skin which has gone unchanged for millions of years. The first shark-like species appeared as early as the Devon era, 400-350 million years ago.
One such creature was the Cladoselache.
Until 1986, other primeval sharks were discovered which had lived in the Carbon era.

Up to 10 persons a year die as a result of shark attacks. The question remains in all of these cases as to why the shark attacked at all.
The Australian surgeon Victor Coppleson claimed, in 1962, that only “disturbed” sharks attack people, because people do not belong to normal shark fare.
This theory was supported by the fact that fatal shark attacks often occur in the same area indicating that one “crazy” shark is responsible.

Compared to these statistics we have the fact that 200 million sharks are killed every year for different reasons; that is a rate of 6 sharks a second.
Commercial use of shark products has finally led to the fact that 70 species of sharks are already threatened with extinction.
Apart from man, who kills the most sharks, there are some other enemies: Orcas can eat sharks up to 3 metres long.
Sperm whales also eat fairly big sharks, and sharks themselves sometimes eat smaller sharks.
Even large octopus can kill sharks.

Size: 60 x 90 cm
Art Print on 230g heavy paper, double laminated.
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