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Extinction risk, reconstructed catches and management of chondrichthyan fishes in the Western Central Atlantic Ocean

Extinction risk, reconstructed catches and management of chondrichthyan fishes in the Western Central Atlantic Ocean

Extinction risk, reconstructed catches and management of chondrichthyan fishes in the Western Central Atlantic Ocean Brendan S. Talwar, Brooke Anderson, Cristopher G. Avalos-Castillo, María del Pilar Blanco-Parra, Alejandra Briones, Diego Cardeñosa, John K. Carlson, Patricia Charvet, Charles F. Cotton, Zoe Crysler, Danielle H. Derrick, Michael R. Heithaus, Katelyn B. Herman, Olga Koubrak, David W. Kulka,

Extraction of Biocompatible Collagen From Blue Shark Skins

Extraction of Biocompatible Collagen From Blue Shark Skins

Extraction of Biocompatible Collagen From Blue Shark Skins Through the Conventional Extraction Process Intensification Using Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents Batista MP, Fernández N, Gaspar FB, Bronze MdR and Duarte ARC ABSTRACT: The disposal of large amounts of skin waste resulting from the blue shark fishing industry presents several industrial and environmental waste management concerns. In

Acoustic detection of the Greenland shark in Svalbard waters

Acoustic detection of the Greenland shark in Svalbard waters

Acoustic detection of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) using multifrequency split beam echosounder in Svalbard waters Egil Ona, Julius Nielsen ABSTRACT: The conservation status of the long-lived Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is unknown, and methods for non-invasively estimating local or regional abundances are wanted. Using a multifrequency split beam echosounder during long line fishery for

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Results of the 3rd Annual Scottys Charity Shark Tournament

Results of the 3rd Annual Scottys Charity Shark Tournament

Location: Scotty’s Marina, Point Lookout, New York, USADate: June 25th, 2022 WINNERS: 1st PlaceSpecies: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)Weight: 418 lbsBoat: Fighting Irish 2nd PlaceSpecies: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)Weight: 383 lbsBoat: No Agenda 3rd Place:Species: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)Weight: 311.5 lbsBoat: No Time Charters Additional notable weigh-ins: Species: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)Weight: 291.5 lbsBoat: Triton Charters

‘Sharkskin’ makes planes faster, smoother, cheaper

‘Sharkskin’ makes planes faster, smoother, cheaper

Press Release Australian National Fabrication Facility 15. June 2022 — — — — — — — — — A sharkskin-inspired coating on planes will save thousands of dollars per flight and slash carbon emissions, says Aussie start-up, MicroTau. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) announced a $5.6 million investment in MicroTau’s ‘sharkskin’ technology developed with

Sixth sense in the deep-sea: the electrosensory system in ghost shark Chimaera monstrosa

Sixth sense in the deep-sea: the electrosensory system in ghost shark Chimaera monstrosa

Sixth sense in the deep-sea: the electrosensory system in ghost shark Chimaera monstrosa Bottaro, M. ABSTRACT: Animals that continually live in deep sea habitats face unique challenges and require adaptive specializations solutions in order to locate and identify food, predators, and conspecifics. The Ampullae of Lorenzini are specialized electroreceptors used by chondrichthyans for important biological

California: Swimmer bitten by shark at Lovers Point Beach

California: Swimmer bitten by shark at Lovers Point Beach

Press Release Chief Cathy MadaloneCity of Pacific Grove, Police Department June 22, 2022 — — — — — — — Shark Bite at Lovers Point Beach Pacific Grove, California: On June 22, 2022, at approximately 10:35 am, officers responded to the report of a shark attackat Lovers Point Beach. Pacific Grove Police Officers, Monterey Fire

Swim speeds and inferred field metabolic rates in juvenile white sharks

Swim speeds and inferred field metabolic rates in juvenile white sharks

High resolution acoustic telemetry reveals swim speeds and inferred field metabolic rates in juvenile white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) James M. Anderson ,Emily Spurgeon, Brian S. Stirling, Jack May III, Patrick. T. Rex, Bobby Hyla, Steve McCullough, Marten Thompson, Christopher G. Lowe ABSTRACT: White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are the largest shark species to display regional endothermy.

Serum protein electrophoresis reference intervals for six species of wild-sampled sharks in South Florida

Serum protein electrophoresis reference intervals for six species of wild-sampled sharks in South Florida

Serum protein electrophoresis reference intervals for six species of wild-sampled sharks in South Florida Samantha L Shinder, Carolyn Cray, Neil Hammerschlag, Liza Merly ABSTRACT: Serum proteins found in the blood have been used as diagnostic markers in both human and animal medicine. Evaluating proteins in the blood of sharks may be a valuable way to

Exploration of the Nurse Shark Plasma Immunoproteome Using High-Resolution LC-MS/MS

Exploration of the Nurse Shark Plasma Immunoproteome Using High-Resolution LC-MS/MS

Exploration of the Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) Plasma Immunoproteome Using High-Resolution LC-MS/MS Fiona K. Bakke, Manu Kumar Gundappa, Hanover Matz, David A. Stead, Daniel J. Macqueen, Helen Doole ABSTRACT: Many animals of scientific importance lack species-specific reagents (e.g., monoclonal antibodies) for in-depth studies of immune proteins. Mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics has emerged as a useful

Status of Southeast Asia’s marine sharks and rays

Status of Southeast Asia’s marine sharks and rays

Status of Southeast Asia’s marine sharks and rays Naomi Clark-Shen, Andrew Chin, Sirachai Arunrugstichai, Jessica Labaja, Meira Mizrahi, Benaya Simeon, Neil Hutchinson ABSTRACT: In Southeast Asia elasmobranchs are particularly threatened. We synthesized knowledge from the peer-reviewed and gray literature on elasmobranchs in the region, including their fisheries, status, trade, biology, and management. Our assessment included

Diet composition and feeding habits of the crocodile shark

Diet composition and feeding habits of the crocodile shark

Diet composition and feeding habits of the crocodile shark, Pseudocarcharias kamoharai Marcos D. Calle-Morán, Ana R. Hernández-Téllez, Evelyn R. Tibán-Vivar, Yari E. Intriago-Vera, Israel G. Del Valle-Coello, Beatriz C. Loor-Jama, Ángel R. Ganchozo-López ABSTRACT: The objective of the present study was to determine the diet composition and feeding habits of the crocodile shark, Pseudocarcharias kamoharai,

Artificial Insemination and Parthenogenesis in the Zebra Shark Stegostoma tigrinum

Artificial Insemination and Parthenogenesis in the Zebra Shark Stegostoma tigrinum

Artificial Insemination and Parthenogenesis in the Zebra Shark Stegostoma tigrinum Lance Adams, Kady Lyons, Elizabeth Larkin, Nicole Leier, Janet Monday, Chris Plante, Jean Dubach, Jennifer Wyffels ABSTRACT: Maintaining self-sustaining populations of zoo and aquarium collections can be challenged when natural reproduction fails within mixed-sex populations; however, reproductive success can sometimes be restored with the application

The occurrence and feeding of a critically endangered shark species, Oxynotus centrina in the Sea of Marmara

The occurrence and feeding of a critically endangered shark species, Oxynotus centrina in the Sea of Marmara

The occurrence and feeding of a critically endangered shark species, Oxynotus centrina in the Sea of Marmara Güzin Gül, Mehmet Baki Yokeş, Nazli Demirel ABSTRACT: The angular roughshark, Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758), is a rarely encountered deep-sea demersal shark species. It is listed as “Critically Endangered” in the IUCN’s regional assessment for the Mediterranean. Like