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A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers

A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers

Published online on 23. June 2016 A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers Nicholas M. Whitney, Connor F. White, Adrian C. Gleiss, Gail D. Schwieterman, Paul Anderson, Robert E. Hueter, Gregory B. Skomal ABSTRACT : Recent declines in global fish stocks have raised questions regarding the...

A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Southern California Bight

A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Southern California Bight

Published on 23. June 2016 A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and blue (Prionace glauca) sharks in the Southern California Bight, 1994–2013 Rosa Runcie, David Holts, James Wraith, Yi Xu, Darlene Ramon, Rand Rasmussen, Suzanne Kohin ABSTRACT : A fishery-independent abundance survey was initiated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)...

Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks

Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks

Published online on 14. June 2016 Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks Dominic G. Swift, Luke T. Dunning, Javier Igea, Edward J. Brooks, Catherine S. Jones, Leslie R. Noble, Adam Ciezarek, Emily Humble, Vincent Savolainen ABSTRACT: Background All vertebrates initially feed their offspring using yolk reserves. In some live-bearing...

A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov.

A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov.

Published on 02. June 2016 A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) Peter R. Last, Bernard Séret, Gavin J.P. Naylor ABSTRACT: A new guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov., is described from material collected at fish markets in Malaysian Borneo...

Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks at a Bait Station

Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks at a Bait Station

Published on 31. May 2016 Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks (Hexanchus griseus) at a Bait Station Bryan McNeil, Dayv Lowry, Shawn Larson, Denise Griffing ABSTRACT: This is the first in-situ study of feeding behaviors exhibited by bluntnose sixgill sharks. Bait was placed beneath the Seattle Aquarium pier situated on the waterfront in Elliott...

Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species

Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species

Published online on 29. May 2016 Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species: Mustelus mustelus, Carcharhinus obscurus and Sphyrna lewini C. Rossouw, S. P. Wintner, A. E. Bester-Van Der Merwe ABSTRACT: In this study, multiple paternity (MP) was investigated in three commercially important shark species, common smoothhound Mustelus mustelus, dusky shark Carcharhinus...

Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Published online on 24. May 2016 Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia Cassandra L. Rigby, William T. White, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: The deepwater chondrichthyan fauna of the Great Barrier Reef is poorly known and life history information is required to enable their effective...

Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks

Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks

Published online on 26. May 2016 Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni E. E. Byrnes, C. Brown ABSTRACT: This study examined interindividual personality differences between Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni utilizing a standard boldness assay. Additionally, the correlation between differences in individual boldness and stress reactivity was examined, exploring indications of...

Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Published online on 25. May 2016 Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico Jeffrey D. Plumlee, R. J. David Wells ABSTRACT: The feeding ecology of 3 coastal shark species—Atlantic sharpnose Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, bonnethead Sphyrna tiburo, and blacktip Carcharhinus limbatus shark—was examined in the northwest Gulf of Mexico (GOM)....

Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks in the Navua River in Fiji

Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks in the Navua River in Fiji

Published online on 24. May 2016 Occurrence of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in the Navua River in Fiji Diego Cardeñosa , Kerstin B. J. Glaus, Juerg M. Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT : Effective species conservation requires the protection of all stages of its life-cycle. The Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR) in Fiji is a marine...

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