February, 2013

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Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species

Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species

News Release The University of Western Australia 28. February 2013 ———————— The discovery of two sharks never seen before in Australian waters is set to re-write scientists’ understanding of the species. Shark biologist Ryan Kempster, of The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute, said the rare sharks were caught off Rottnest Island two years ago

U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery successfully expands scope of MSC certification

U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery successfully expands scope of MSC certification

News Release Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) 26. February 2013 ————————– Following the success of the certification of the United States east coast North Atlantic fishery for spiny dogfish to the MSC standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery in August, 2012, the fishery has expanded the scope of certification to cover the remaining offshore areas

Shark Attacks New Zealand Man To Death At Muriwai Beach

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Brisbane Times February 27, 2013 New Zealand police shot at a shark which attacked and killed a person at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach on Wednesday afternoon. St John ambulance confirmed the person had died. Their body had been pulled from the water. Witnesses said police shot at the shark during the rescue attempt and it had

Chemical shark repellent: Myth or fact ?

Chemical shark repellent: Myth or fact ?

Published online on 05. February 2013 Chemical shark repellent: Myth or fact? The effect of a shark necromone on shark feeding behavior Eric M. Stroud, Craig P. O’Connell, Patrick H. Rice, Nicholas H. Snow, Brian B. Barnes, Mohammed R. Elshaer, James E. Hanson ABSTRACT: Since 1942, the search for an effective chemical shark repellent has

First report of an embryonic dusky shark with cyclopia

First report of an embryonic dusky shark with cyclopia

Published in January 2013 First report of an embryonic dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) with cyclopia and other abnormalities Olga Marcela Bejarano-Álvarez and Felipe Galván-Magaña ABSTRACT: We report the first record of an elasmobranch (shark) with cyclopia and other abnormalities (albinism, absence of nostrils, a bump on the snout and a slight abnormality in the vertebral

First record of the mandarin dogfish from Western Australia

First record of the mandarin dogfish from Western Australia

Published in January 2013 First record of the mandarin dogfish Cirrhigaleus barbifer (Chondrichthyes: Squalidae) from Western Australia Ryan M. Kempster, David M. Hunt, Brett A. Human, Channing A. Egeberg and Shaun P. Collin ABSTRACT: The mandarin dogfish, Cirrhigaleus barbifer, is the only species in this genus found in Western Australia, and represents a significant range

First record of the sand tiger shark from United Arab Emirates waters

First record of the sand tiger shark from United Arab Emirates waters

Published in January 2013 First record of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, from United Arab Emirates waters Rima W. Jabado, Saif M. Al Ghais, Waleed Hamza, Aaron C. Henderson and Mohamed A. Ahmad ABSTRACT: On 18 March 2012, a female specimen of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, measuring 256 cm, was by-caught by a

Shark bite scars on Sarasota Bay resident bottlenose dolphins

Shark bite scars on Sarasota Bay resident bottlenose dolphins

An analysis of shark bite scars on the Sarasota Bay resident bottlenose dolphin community and implications for habitat use By Krystan Wilkinson, MS Student, University of Florida January 2013 Nicks n Notches Predator-prey relationships have long been an interest of ecologists.  Such relationships are dynamic.  One false move may result in an individual being taken

INTERPOL targets illegal fishing

INTERPOL targets illegal fishing

Media Release INTERPOL 26. February 2013 INTERPOL launches Project Scale to combat fisheries crime LYON, France – INTERPOL has launched Project Scale, a global initiative to detect, suppress and combat fisheries crime which is estimated to cost the global economy up to USD 23 billion each year and is linked to other forms of serious

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