Dr. José I. Castro
Dr. José I. Castro’s The Sharks of North America (Oxford University Press, $99.00) is the first comprehensive book on North American sharks in 60 years. The illustrated book synthesizes decades of research and first-hand examination of 135 species of sharks collected in fisheries and research operations across the continent, as it dispels many myths and misunderstandings found in the scientific and popular literature. Dr. Castro has been studying sharks for the last 30 years. He is a research scientist with NOAA Fisheries Service and a Senior Scientist with Mote Marine Laboratory. Dr. Castro is a well-known lecturer and photographer, and the author of numerous articles on shark biology.