March 9th, 2012

Bottling precious shark blood

Bottling precious shark blood

Media Release by La Trobe University   Contact: Meghan Lodwick, La Trobe University Communications Officer 02. March 2012 Australian research into shark antibodies that holds out the potential for new drugs and diagnostic agents is a step closer to realising its goal following an agreement with international diagnostic and pharmaceutical giant, Roche. The pioneering work,

Spatial Dynamics and Expanded Vertical Niche of Blue Sharks

Spatial Dynamics and Expanded Vertical Niche of Blue Sharks

Published on 29. February 2012 Spatial Dynamics and Expanded Vertical Niche of Blue Sharks in Oceanographic Fronts Reveal Habitat Targets for Conservation Queiroz N, Humphries NE, Noble LR, Santos AM, Sims DW ABSTRACT: Dramatic population declines among species of pelagic shark as a result of overfishing have been reported, with some species now at a

Press Release by University of Miami: Effects of Ecotourism on Tiger Sharks

Press Release by University of Miami: Effects of Ecotourism on Tiger Sharks

Press Release Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds … Using satellite technology to evaluate the effects of ecotourism on tiger sharks LONDON – (March 9, 2012) – Ecotourism activities that use food to attract and concentrate wildlife for viewing have become a controversial topic in ecological studies. This debate is best exemplified by the shark dive

Effects of Ecotourism on Tiger Sharks at the Bahamas

Effects of Ecotourism on Tiger Sharks at the Bahamas

Published on 08. March 2012 Don’t bite the hand that feeds: assessing ecological impacts of provisioning ecotourism on an apex marine predator Neil Hammerschlag, Austin J. Gallagher, Julia Wester, Jiangang Luo, Jerald S. Ault ABSTRACT: Summary 1. There has been considerable debate over the past decade with respect to wildlife provisioning, especially resultant behavioural changes that

Study on Reef Sharks in Marine Reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

Study on Reef Sharks in Marine Reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

Published on 08. March 2012 Reef Sharks Exhibit Site-Fidelity and Higher Relative Abundance in Marine Reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Mark E. Bond, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Ellen K. Pikitch, Debra L. Abercrombie, Norlan F. Lamb, Demian D. Chapman ABSTRACT: Carcharhinid sharks can make up a large fraction of the top predators inhabiting tropical marine

Extinction risk and threat for marine vertebrates in the Eastern Pacific

Extinction risk and threat for marine vertebrates in the Eastern Pacific

Published online on 23. February 2012 Patterns of extinction risk and threat for marine vertebrates and habitat-forming species in the Tropical Eastern Pacific B. A. Polidoro, T. Brooks, K. E. Carpenter, G. J. Edgar, S. Henderson, J. Sanciangco, D. R. Robertson ABSTRACT: Marine conservation activities around the globe are largely undertaken in the absence of comprehensive