Fatal tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias

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Tirard , Philippe; Maillaud , Claude; Borsa , Philippe;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2015.04.011
  • Subject: misidentification | wound | [SDE.BE] Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology | [ SDE.BE ] Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology | shark attack | New Caledonia | ISAF
    mesheuropmc: education | human activities | chemical and pharmacologic phenomena

International audience; To understand the causes and patterns of shark attacks on humans, accurate identification of the shark species involved is necessary. Often, the only reliable evidence for this comes from the characteristics of the wounds exhibited by the victim.... View more
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