The oceans surrounding Aotearoa New Zealand are home to over a hundred astonishing and strange species of sharks and rays. This fact-filled book takes you down into the fascinating underwater lives of these expert hunters, illustrates their evolution and explores their place in our culture. And it explains why these ancient fish and their environments need our kaitiakitanga
kaitiakitangaguardianship, stewardshipMāori more than ever.
Ned Barraud is a Wellington-based author/illustrator of over twenty children’s books exploring the natural world. These include Tohorā: The Southern Right Whale, Rock Pools: A Guide for Kiwi Kids and New Zealand’s Backyard Beasts. Along with author Gillian Candler, he has also illustrated the popular Explore & Discover series, which includes the prize-winning At the Beach.
Andrew Stewart is Assistant Curator Natural History at Te Papa and co-author of the landmark The Fishes of New Zealand (2015). His particular areas of expertise are the deep-water fishes and Southern Ocean (Antarctic) fishes, and of course, sharks and rays.