July, 2017

Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark at the Kermadec Islands

Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark at the Kermadec Islands

Published on 05. July 2017 Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus at the Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean C. A. J. Duffy, N. D. Forrester, T. K. Gibson & S. Hathaway ABSTRACT: Four observations of what was probably a single vagrant adult female whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus were made at Raoul and

Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin

Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin

Published on 05. July 2017 Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin Bonnie J. Holmes, Samuel M. Williams, Nicholas M. Otway, Einar E. Nielsen, Safia L. Maher, Mike B. Bennett, Jennifer R. Ovenden ABSTRACT: Population genetic structure using nine polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci was assessed for the tiger

Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil

Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil

Published on 03. Juli 2017 Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil Alessandra F. Viana, Jean L. Valentin, Marcelo Vianna ABSTRACT: The feeding ecology of five elasmobranch species was studied on the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The specimens were caught with a trawl or bottom longline between January 2006

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

UNE celebrate successful project to market dogfish to American consumers

News Release University of New England (UNE) 13. July 2017 — — — — — — — — — — BIDDEFORD, Maine The University of New England has completed a three-year project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the “Optimum Utilization of Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias, through Industry Partnerships and Product Development

Blood mercury levels and shark meat intake among workers in Gyeongsangbuk-do

Blood mercury levels and shark meat intake among workers in Gyeongsangbuk-do

Published on 27. June 2017 The associations between blood mercury levels and shark meat intake among workers in Gyeongsangbuk-do Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon, Joon Sakong ABSTRACT: Background Shark meat is used as sacrificial food in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and is a major source of dietary mercury. This study aimed to evaluate the

Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula

Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula

Published on 21. June 2017 Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula: implications for the evolution of the gnathostome head and paired appendage musculature Janine M. Ziermann, Renata Freitas, Rui Diogo ABSTRACT: Background The origin of jawed vertebrates was marked by profound reconfigurations of the skeleton and muscles of the head and by the acquisition

Movement Patterns of Bonnethead Sharks

Movement Patterns of Bonnethead Sharks

Published in June 2017 Movement Patterns of Sphyrna tiburo (Bonnethead Shark) in a Shallow Tidal Creek System Dontrece T. Smith and Mary Carla Curran ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to use acoustic telemetry to elucidate the small-scale habitat-utilization patterns of Sphyrna tiburo (Bonnethead Shark, hereafter, Bonnethead) in relation to diel and tidal cycles

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36

JULY 11, 2017 Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36 Sharks per Trip and Regulation Reminders The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is increasing the retention limit for the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region

1,000-pound Great hammerhead wins Tackle Time Fishing Tournament

1,000-pound Great hammerhead wins Tackle Time Fishing Tournament

55th Annual Tackle Time Fishing Tournament Location: Texas City Dike, Texas, USA Date: June 30th to July 09th,  2017 Winners in Shark Division 1st Place Species: Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) Weight: 1.033,00 lbs Angler: Tim McClellen Note: new state record, see related video below 2nd Place Species: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Weight:  964 lbs