of the eightyfifth day on board
26th July, 1999
names for each species of sharks seem to be one of the most
suggestive things about them. Each region has their own names
for them not excluding every town and every fisherman. It would
be beautiful if it wasn't so difficult to understand. At the
practical level its chaos.
The Latin names. Of course it's complicated and perhaps serves
better the professional expert, but it works, even abroad. It's
also a question of habit. Many animals are described, unknowingly,
with their Latin name, such as the orango or the barracuda.
to the Journal of yesterday, these are a few of the species
in the lens of Mission Sharks.
glauca Carcharodon carcharias Isurus oxyrinchus Lamna
does that mean?
the translation taken from the book 'Sharks' (Piero and Alberto
Angela and him below ediz. Mondadori).
glauca - Blue shark
- Great White shark
Lamna nasus - Emery
PS. I have received many communications about the
fact that this book is sold out in many places. One shop that
does stock it is the bookshop 'del Mare' at Rome tel. 06/3612091