The Great White Shark Scientist

The Great White Shark Scientist


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* "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 Reviews, starred review

From the New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery and expert underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen comes a new installment in the award-winning nonfiction series Scientists in the Field. Together they daringly investigate one of the ocean’s greatest enigmas and world’s deadliest predators: the great white shark.

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? 

Aboard the OCEARCH research vessel, 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. This is an ideal read for Shark Week or anytime!

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ISBN-13: 9780358452072
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/13/2021
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 715,026
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About the Author

The Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery writes award-winning books for children as well as adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her website at
Keith Ellenbogen is an award-winning underwater photographer and a senior fellow with the international League of Conservation Photographers. Visit his website at



Hancock, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1958

Place of Birth:

Frankfurt, Germany


Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979

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