Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Shark Attacks Map Available from Ball State University Libraries

Tigers, Bulls, and Great Whites:  Shark Attacks Map

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) presents a unique map exhibit for its “Map of the Month” exhibit in the windows on the second floor of Bracken Library.  The “Map of the Month” for July 2014 is Shark Attacks of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico (portion above, click to enlarge).

This map was published by Sealake Products in 2006.  The map includes descriptive and historical notes about shark attacks of the last century along the eastern coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico.  The types of sharks are shown for each incident with a date, and the map includes photographs of the sharks and actual-size examples of shark teeth.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer.  For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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