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Biology and Ecology of Squalus Blainville (Risso, 1827) from the Eastern Mediterranean

Biology and Ecology of Squalus Blainville (Risso, 1827) from the Eastern Mediterranean

Biology and Ecology of Squalus Blainville (Risso, 1827) from the Eastern Mediterranean Elizabeth Grace Tunka Bengil ABSTRACT: The objective of this study is to contribute to the knowledge gap on the biology of the longnose spurdog, Squalus blainville (Risso, 1827), that has very scarce information in the Levantine Sea, eastern Mediterranean Sea. This study utilized

Egg capsules of the multispine skate, Bathyraja multispinis

Egg capsules of the multispine skate, Bathyraja multispinis

Egg capsules of the multispine skate, Bathyraja multispinis: the largest of the genus recorded in South American waters Jorge M. Roman, Ezequiel Mabragaña, David E. Sabadin, Luis O. Lucifora, Daniel E. Figueroa, Santiago A. Barbini ABSTRACT: Egg capsules of the multispine skate, Bathyraja multispinis (Norman, 1937), described here for the first time, are larger (180

Phage Diving: An Exploration of the Carcharhinid Shark Epidermal Virome

Phage Diving: An Exploration of the Carcharhinid Shark Epidermal Virome

Phage Diving: An Exploration of the Carcharhinid Shark Epidermal Virome Ryan D. Hesse, Michael Roach, Emma N. Kerr, Bhavya Papudeshi, Laís F. O. Lima, Asha Z. Goodman, Lisa Hoopes, Mark Scott, Lauren Meyer, Charlie Huveneers, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale ABSTRACT: The epidermal microbiome is a critical element of marine organismal immunity, but the epidermal virome of

Sharing the waves: An exploration of surfer and shark interactions

Sharing the waves: An exploration of surfer and shark interactions

Sharing the waves: An exploration of surfer and shark interactions Apryl Boyle, Brianna Le Busque ABSTRACT: Despite the complex relationship that exists between surfers and sharks due to the possibility of shark-surfer interactions, to date there has been little research into these interactions. This study provides preliminary insights into the shark-surfer relationship. A sample of

Community-driven shark monitoring for informed decision making: A case study from Fiji

Community-driven shark monitoring for informed decision making: A case study from Fiji

Community-driven shark monitoring for informed decision making: A case study from Fiji CA Ward-Paige, H Sykes, GJ Osgood, J Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT: Context Globally, more than 121 million people enjoy nature-based marine tourism, making it one of the largest marine industries. Ocean degradation threatens this industry and management has not kept pace to ensure long-term sustainability.

Bahamas: Snorkeler killed by shark

Bahamas: Snorkeler killed by shark

Press Release Royal Bahamas Police Force 7th September 2022 — — — — — — — **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ****POLICE INVESTIGATES SHARK ATTACK ** Police on the island of New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding an apparent shark attack. According to reports, shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 06th September 2022 police were alerted

Age group DNA methylation differences in lemon sharks

Age group DNA methylation differences in lemon sharks

Age group DNA methylation differences in lemon sharks ( Negaprion brevirostris): Implications for future age estimation tools Andria Paige Beal, Serena Hackerott, Kevin Feldheim, Samuel H Gruber, Jose M Eirin-Lopez ABSTRACT: Age information is often non-existent for most shark populations due to a lack of measurable physiological and morphological traits that can be used to

Exploring a controversial management strategy for bull, tiger, blue and bonnethead sharks

Exploring a controversial management strategy for  bull, tiger, blue and bonnethead sharks

Is restricting catch to young sharks only more sustainable? Exploring a controversial management strategy for bull, tiger, blue and bonnethead sharks Matheus Souza Ferreira de Barros, Cícero Diogo Lins de Oliveira, Vandick da Silva Batista ABSTRACT: Proper management of shark populations is an immediate concern due to their high vulnerability. In this study, we applied

Hawaii: Shark incident at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore

Hawaii: Shark incident at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore

News Release Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources 04. September 2022 — — — — — — — — — An apparent shark incident, this afternoon, at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore has prompted shark warning signs to go up from Baldwin Beach to Taveres Bay. A woman was transported to the hospital

Ridges and riblets: Shark skin surfaces versus biomimetic models

Ridges and riblets: Shark skin surfaces versus biomimetic models

Ridges and riblets: Shark skin surfaces versus biomimetic models Molly K. Gabler-Smith, George V. Lauder ABSTRACT: Shark skin has been an inspiration for biomimetic materials and structures due to its role in reducing drag and enhancing thrust, properties believed to be due to the textured surface composed of ridges on the surface of individual tooth-like

Biomechanics of the jaws of spotted ratfish

Biomechanics of the jaws of spotted ratfish

Biomechanics of the jaws of spotted ratfish Amanda M. Herbert, Mason N. Dean, Adam P. Summers, Cheryl D. Wilga ABSTRACT: Elasmobranch fishes (sharks, skates and rays) consume prey of a variety of sizes and properties, and the feeding mechanism typically reflects diet. Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei (Holocephali, sister group of elasmobranchs), consume both hard and

Updates on putative bull shark occurrences in the upper Mississippi River Basin

Updates on putative bull shark occurrences in the upper Mississippi River Basin

Updates on putative bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) occurrences in the upper Mississippi River Basin of North America Ryan Shell, Nicholas Gardner, Robert A. Hrabik ABSTRACT: A previous paper in this journal by Shell and Gardner assessed various factors around the exploration of the Mississippi River by bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas Müller and Henle, 1839) based

Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology

Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology

Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology Samantha Andrzejaczek, Tim C.D. Lucas, Maurice C. Goodman, Nigel E. Hussey, Amelia J. Armstrong, Aaron Carlisle, Daniel M. Coffey, Adrian C. Gleiss, Charlie Huveneers, David J. Curnic, et al. ABSTRACT: Knowledge of the three-dimensional movement patterns of elasmobranchs is vital to understand their ecological roles and

Increased shark bite survivability revealed by two centuries of Australian records

Increased shark bite survivability revealed by two centuries of Australian records

Increased shark bite survivability revealed by two centuries of Australian records Jason P. Tucker, Isaac R. Santos, Brendan P. Kelaher, Marcel Green, Graeme F. Clark, Paul A. Butcher ABSTRACT: The perceived and real threat of shark bites have significant direct health and indirect economic impacts. Here we assess the changing odds of surviving an unprovoked

Shark depredation impacts support for shark conservation

Shark depredation impacts support for shark conservation

Press Release Newcastle University 19. August 2022 — — — — — — — Conflict between shark populations and fishing communities is reported to be rising within one of the world’s first shark sanctuaries. Fishers say increasing shark populations have reduced catch and income, according to Newcastle University research. Shark populations around the world are