Publications

Description of a new deep-water dogfish shark from Hawaii

Description of a new deep-water dogfish shark from Hawaii

Published on 21. November 2018 Description of a new deep-water dogfish shark from Hawaii, with comments on the Squalus mitsukurii species complex in the West Pacific Toby S. Daly-Engel, Amber Koch, James M. Anderson, Charles F. Cotton, R. Dean Grubbs ABSTRACT: Dogfish sharks of the genus Squalus are small, deep-water sharks with a slow rate

Ethnotaxonomy of sharks from tropical waters of Brazil

Ethnotaxonomy of sharks from tropical waters of Brazil

Published on 21. November 2018 Ethnotaxonomy of sharks from tropical waters of Brazil Marcelo Moreira de Carvalho, Mônica Rocha de Oliveira, Priscila Fabiana Macedo Lopes, Jorge Eduardo Lins Oliveira ABSTRACT: Background Accessing folk knowledge from small-scale fishers is an affordable and reliable approach to understand the dynamic and diversity of shark species worldwide, especially of

AUS Shark assessment report 2018

AUS Shark assessment report  2018

Shark assessment report 2018 Authors: James Woodhams and Cher Harte Overview This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia’s National Plan of

Sharks, rays and marine protected areas

Sharks, rays and marine protected areas

Published on 12. November 2018 Sharks, rays and marine protected areas: A critical evaluation of current perspectives Tracy MacKeracher, Amy Diedrich, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly advocated for the conservation and management of sharks and rays. However, substantial uncertainty remains regarding which species can benefit from MPAs. Meanwhile, area‐focused protection

Practical measures for sustainable shark fisheries

Practical measures for sustainable shark fisheries

Published on 02. November 2018 Practical measures for sustainable shark fisheries: Lessons learned from an Indonesian targeted shark fishery Irfan Yulianto ,Hollie Booth, Prayekti Ningtias, Tasrif Kartawijaya, Juan Santos, Sarmintohadi, Sonja Kleinertz, Stuart J. Campbell, Harry W. Palm, Cornelius Hammer ABSTRACT: Overfishing is a major threat to the survival of shark species, primarily driven by

A case study looking at tapeworm diversity among sharks

A case study looking at tapeworm diversity among sharks

Published on 26. October 2018 Host diet influences parasite diversity: a case study looking at tapeworm diversity among sharks Trent K. Rasmussen, Haseeb S. Randhawa ABSTRACT: In theory, animal diets may act as important filters for different parasite species. However, there is currently a lack of empirical research looking at host diet as a potential

Passive bristling of mako shark scales in reversing flows

Passive bristling of mako shark scales in reversing flows

Published on 24. October 2018 Passive bristling of mako shark scales in reversing flows Kevin T. Du Clos, Amy Lang, Sean Devey, Philip J. Motta, Maria Laura Habegger, Brad J. Gemmell ABSTRACT: Shark skin has been shown to reduce drag in turbulent boundary layer flows, but the flow control mechanisms by which it does so

Effects on abundance indices of sharks caught by pelagic longliners off southern Africa

Effects on abundance indices of sharks caught by pelagic longliners off southern Africa

Published on 24. October 2018 Effects of inconsistent reporting, regulation changes and market demand on abundance indices of sharks caught by pelagic longliners off southern Africa Gareth L. Jordaan​, Jorge Santos, Johan C. Groeneveld ABSTRACT: The assumption of a proportional relationship between catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) and the abundance of sharks caught by pelagic longliners is tenuous

Mechanical behavior of shark vertebral centra at biologically relevant strains

Mechanical behavior of shark vertebral centra at biologically relevant strains

Published on 23. October 2018 Mechanical behavior of shark vertebral centra at biologically relevant strains D. I. Ingle, L. J. Natanson, M. E. Porter ABSTRACT: Cartilaginous shark skeletons experience axial deformation at the intervertebral joints, but also within the mineralized cartilaginous centrum, which can compress to between 3 – 8% of its original length in

Leveraging satellite technology to create true shark sanctuaries

Leveraging satellite technology to create true shark sanctuaries

Published on 09. October 2018 Leveraging satellite technology to create true shark sanctuaries Darcy Bradley, Juan Mayorga, Douglas J. McCauley, Reniel B. Cabral, Patric Douglas, Steven D. Gaines ABSTRACT: Shark sanctuaries are an ambitious attempt to protect huge areas of ocean space to curtail overfishing of sharks. If shark sanctuaries are to succeed, effective surveillance

Mitochondrial DNA haplotype diversity and origin of captive sand tiger sharks

Mitochondrial DNA haplotype diversity and origin of captive sand tiger sharks

Published on 31. July 2018 Mitochondrial DNA haplotype diversity and origin of captive sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus) Robert Wynne, Craig Wilding ABSTRACT: The sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) is listed as globally vulnerable with geographically confined and disrupted global populations with little or no gene flow between them. Captive breeding in aquaria of these

Using tagging data and aerial surveys to incorporate availability bias in the abundance estimation of blue sharks

Using tagging data and aerial surveys to incorporate availability bias in the abundance estimation of blue sharks

Published on 11. September 2018 Using tagging data and aerial surveys to incorporate availability bias in the abundance estimation of blue sharks (Prionace glauca) Milaja Nykänen , Mark Jessopp, Thomas K. Doyle, Luke A. Harman, Ana Cañadas, Patricia Breen, William Hunt, Mick Mackey, Oliver Ó Cadhla, David Reid, Emer Rogan ABSTRACT: There is worldwide concern

New records of sharks from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India

New records of sharks from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India

Published on 10. September 2018 New records of sharks (Elasmobranchii) from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India with notes on current checklists Zoya Tyabji, Rima W. Jabado, Dipani Sutaria ABSTRACT: The diversity of sharks occurring off the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India has received increased attention in recent years. Yet, available checklists are

Shark fin as a case study: Out of control means off the menu

Shark fin as a case study: Out of control means off the menu

Published on 08. September 2018 Out of control means off the menu: The case for ceasing consumption of luxury products from highly vulnerable species when international trade cannot be adequately controlled; shark fin as a case study Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson, Astrid Alexandra Andersson, Alex Hofford, Calton S.W.Law, Loby C.Y.Hau, Daniel Pauly ABSTRACT: As luxury

Bonnethead sharks digest seagrass

Bonnethead sharks digest seagrass

Published on 5. September 2018 Seagrass digestion by a notorious ‘carnivore’ Samantha C. Leigh, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Donovan P. German ABSTRACT: What an animal consumes and what an animal digests and assimilates for energetic demands are not always synonymous. Sharks, uniformly accepted as carnivores, have guts that are presumed to be well suited for a