March, 2012

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Huge Tiger Shark caught in Aussie Tournament

Huge Tiger Shark caught in Aussie Tournament

Huge Tiger Shark ( 587.50 kg ) caught in Aussie Tournament. The specimen (photo below) was caught on the 3rd day of the 2012 Nautilus Boat Insurance Interclub Tournament.

Great White accidently caught off Fish Hoek Beach

Great White accidently caught off Fish Hoek Beach

Published by Zigzag, 11. March 2012 Local whelk fishermen from Kalk Bay caught a 4.3 metre female great white shark this morning in their nets, 400 metres behind the breakers of Fish Hoek beach. Whelks are a type of Alikreukel snail, and are lured into nets using chummed up sardines, pilchards, snoek heads etc; much

Video of Israeli Mako Shark – February 2012

Albert Tester Memorial Symposium 2012

Albert Tester Memorial Symposium 2012

37th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium University of Hawaii at Manoa March 14 – 16, 2012 Abstracts ( only shark related ) Contributed talks and posters   James Anderson Department of Zoology & Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (Advisors: Timothy C. Tricas and Kim N. Holland) Putative magnetoreceptor innervation in two species of elasmobranch

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

Blue shark fin-to-carcass-mass ratios in Spain

Blue shark fin-to-carcass-mass ratios in Spain

Published online on 28. February 2012 Blue shark Prionace glauca fin-to-carcass-mass ratios in Spain and implications for finning ban enforcement  J. Santana-Garcon, S. Fordham, S. Fowler ABSTRACT: This study examines the processing of fins from blue sharks Prionace glauca caught by the Spanish longline fleet and landed in Vigo, Spain, and implications of these practices

Habitat use and spatial segregation of spottail sharks

Habitat use and spatial segregation of spottail sharks

Published online on 02. March 2012 Habitat use and spatial segregation of adult spottail sharks Carcharhinus sorrah in tropical nearshore waters D. M. Knip, M. R. Heupel, C. A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: An array of acoustic receivers deployed in Cleveland Bay, north Queensland, Australia, passively tracked 20 adult spottail sharks Carcharhinus sorrah over 2 years (2009–2010)

Operation Basking Shark

Florida angler lands massive mako shark

Florida angler lands massive mako shark

Florida angler lands big mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus. The mako shark was caught by the crew of the charter boat 'Captain Cadillac' (skippered by Capt. Billy Chapman ) about 25 miles off Islamorada.

Vic Hislop’s Shark Show Hervey Bay

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