January, 2013

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First Record of the Grey Reef Shark from the Lakshadweep Sea

First Record of the Grey Reef Shark from the Lakshadweep Sea

Published on 26. January 2013 First Record of the Grey Reef Shark Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, (Bleeker, 1856) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from the Lakshadweep Sea, India K.V. Aneesh Kumar, S. Paresh Khanolkar, P. Pravin, B. Meenakumari, E.V. Radhakrishnan SUMMARY: … Information available on the diversity and abundance of carcharhinid sharks in Indian waters is very meager though they

Curtin University turn their Sonar Heads to shark detection

Curtin University turn their Sonar Heads to shark detection

Curtin University, Western Australia Dr Miles Parsons Research Fellow / Centre for Marine Science and Technology Perth, Western Australia, January 2013 Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s decision to award $273k from the Applied Research Program to develop sonar imaging techniques to detect sharks. The Hon.

Long-term trajectory of some elasmobranch species off Tuscany

Long-term trajectory of some elasmobranch species off Tuscany

Published online on 21. January 2013 Long-term trajectory of some elasmobranch species off the Tuscany coasts (NW Mediterranean) from 50 years of catch data Alessandro Ligas, Giacomo C. Osio, Paolo Sartor, Mario Sbrana, Stefano De Ranieri ABSTRACT: The time series of elasmobranch catch rates off the Tuscany coasts (NW Mediterranean) were investigated by means of

Tapeworm Eggs found in fossilized shark feces

Tapeworm Eggs found in fossilized shark feces

Published online on 30. January 2013 Tapeworm Eggs in a 270 Million-Year-Old Shark Coprolite Paula C. Dentzien-Dias, George Poinar Jr, Ana Emilia Q. de Figueiredo, Ana Carolina L. Pacheco, Bruno L. D. Horn, Cesar L. Schultz ABSTRACT: Remains of parasites in vertebrates are rare from the Mesozoic and Paleozoic. Once most parasites that live in

Two decades of annual skate catches in southern Gulf of St Lawrence

Two decades of annual skate catches in southern Gulf of St Lawrence

Published online on 25. January 2013 Two decades of annual landed and discarded catches of three southern Gulf of St Lawrence skate species estimated under multiple sources of uncertainty Hugues P. Benoît ABSTRACT: Estimating fishery impacts on commercially unimportant species is often hindered by limited and possibly biased data for landed and discarded catch, and

CCAD recommends including hammerhead sharks in Appendix II of CITES

CCAD recommends including hammerhead sharks in Appendix II of CITES

Press Release PRETOMA January 29, 2013 ————————— By Miguel, San José, Costa Rica Last Friday January 25, the Council of Ministers of the Central American Commission of Environment and Development (CCAD), which belongs to the Environment Department of the Central American Integration System (SICA), agreed to support the initiative to include hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini)

Genetic identification of Carcharhinus sharks from the SW Atlantic Ocean

Genetic identification of Carcharhinus sharks from the SW Atlantic Ocean

Published online on 29. January 2013 Genetic identification of Carcharhinus sharks from the southwest Atlantic Ocean (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes) R. R. Domingues, A. F. de Amorim, A. W. S. Hilsdorf ABSTRACT: Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus exhibit subtle morphological differences that are difficult to observe because of the common practice of head and fin removal, making

Inferred global connectivity of whale shark populations

Inferred global connectivity of whale shark populations

Published online on 29. January 2013 Inferred global connectivity of whale shark Rhincodon typus populations A. M. M. Sequeira, C. Mellin, M. G. Meekan, D. W. Sims, C. J. A. Bradshaw ABSTRACT: Ten years have passed since the last synopsis of whale shark Rhincodon typus biogeography. While a recent review of the species’ biology and

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

Great white shark killed in Mozambique – Updated

According to social media reports, this juvenile great white shark was killed and finned by fishermen in Guinjata, Inhambane Province / Mozambique.

Science, policy, and the public discourse of shark attack

Science, policy, and the public discourse of shark attack

Published on 23. January 2013 Science, policy, and the public discourse of shark “attack”: a proposal for reclassifying human–shark interactions Christopher Neff and Robert Hueter ABSTRACT: There are few phrases in the Western world that evoke as much emotion or as powerful an image as the words “shark” and “attack.” However, not all “shark attacks”

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