Observations of newborn blue sharks in shallow inshore waters of the north-east Atlantic Ocean
Published on 27. July 2016
Observations of newborn blue sharks Prionace glauca in shallow inshore waters of the north-east Atlantic Ocean
R. Bañón, T. Maño, G. Mucientes
The anomalous presence of numerous blue shark Prionace glauca neonates and juveniles in shallow inshore waters of Galicia, north-west Spain, during the summers of 2014 and 2015 is reported. Changes in oceanographic conditions, high recruitment events or changes in the pupping area are discussed as possible causes of this unusual behaviour.
Journal of Fish Biology. Early View Version, doi: 10.1111/jfb.13082