March, 2012

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Activity and habitat use of two species of stingrays from Brazil

Activity and habitat use of two species of stingrays from Brazil

Published on 30. March 2012 Activity and habitat use of two species of stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae) in the upper Paraná River basin, Southeastern Brazil Domingos Garrone Neto and Virgínia Sanches Uieda ABSTRACT: The life history of freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) under natural conditions has been poorly documented. In this study, we investigated the period of activity

Feeding behavior of Neotropical freshwater stingray

Feeding behavior of Neotropical freshwater stingray

Published on 30. March 2012 Feeding behavior of the Neotropical freshwater stingray Potamotrygon motoro (Elasmobranchii: Potamotrygonidae) Akemi Shibuya, Jansen Zuanon and Sho Tanaka ABSTRACT: The feeding mechanisms of elasmobranchs and their functioning have been receiving growing scientific attention, although less emphasis has yet to be directed towards batoid species. The present study investigated the use

Deadly attack – Diver killed by shark in Western Australia

Diver killed by shark off Busselton in Western Australia

Diver killed by shark off Busselton in Western Australia

A MAN killed by a shark off Western Australia's southwest coast was diving with his brother, police say. Stratham Beach in Geographe Bay about 230km southwest of Perth,

Shark Satellite Tagging – Berry Islands, Bahamas


Scotland: Shark protection measures an EU first

Scotland: Shark protection measures an EU first

Changes introduced by the Scottish Government mean vulnerable species of sharks, skates and rays now have greater protection, over and above EU legislation.The Scottish Government is the first in Europe to introduce legislation protecting such a wide range of species. The Sharks Skates and Rays (Prohibition of Fishing) Order came into force today (March 30) and covers 26 species...

Shortfin Makos in the Great Australian Bight

Shortfin Makos in the Great Australian Bight

MISA Snapshot Issue 2 – 2012 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Selectmen weigh expert view on Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tourney

Selectmen weigh expert view on Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tourney

Published by the Martha’s Vineyard Times, 28. March 2012 Division of Marine Fisheries biologist and well-known shark research scientist Greg Skomal provided the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen with an overview of the Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament Tuesday. The board is evaluating a request by a group of Island residents, Vineyarders against shark tournaments,

Tagging deep water sharks off Hawaii

NZ Fishermen allowed to release Gummy Sharks

NZ Fishermen allowed to release Gummy Sharks

Changes to Recreational Fishing Catch Limits to Take Effect   News Release by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Issued by Mike Bodnar (MAF Communications), 26. March 2012 Blue cod, bluenose and the portion of fis h in your fish and  chips should all benefit from changes to catch limits and other measures that

Shark Type II Collagen Suppresses Rheumatoid Arthritis in Rats

Shark Type II Collagen Suppresses Rheumatoid Arthritis in Rats

Published on 28. March 2012 Oral Administration of Shark Type II Collagen Suppresses Complete Freund’s Adjuvant-Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis in Rats Lijuan Chen, Bin Bao, Nanping Wang, Jing Xie and Wenhui Wu ABSTRACT: Objective: Shark type II collagen (SCII) is extracted as a glycoprotein from the cartilage of blue shark (Prionace glauca). We aim to confirm

Wishing For Sharks, Shark Lab, Make a Wish

Graphic: A hundred years of shark attacks

Graphic: A hundred years of shark attacks

UNPROVOKED SHARK ATTACKS 1912-2012 One hundred years ago sharks had to work hard for the chance to eat a human being. But the increasing popularity of water sports such as scuba diving and surfing in the past 50 years has taken humans further into sharks’ hunting areas. PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Newmarket the latest municipality to ban shark fin

Newmarket the latest municipality to ban shark fin

By Shawne McKeown, CityNews.ca 27. March 2012 Newmarket Town Council has passed a shark fin ban in what a local councillor described as a “show of support” for other municipalities that have adopted a similar rule, most notably Toronto. The proposed bylaw was passed by an 8-1 vote Monday night. Coun. Jane Twinney said the

Two New Potential IGFA Record Catches

Two New Potential IGFA Record Catches

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 28. March 2012 The following two Elasmobranch catches have been submitted to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for world record recognition. Date: 12. January 2012 Location: Kaipara Harbor, New Zealand. Species: Short-tailed stingray ( Dasyatis brevicaudata ). Size: 111 lbs 12 oz in weight, 106 cm in length. Angler

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