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Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark inferred from the mitochondrial genome

Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark inferred from the mitochondrial genome

Published online on 01. February 2016 Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus inferred from the mitochondrial genome Carlos Bustamante, Michael B. Bennett, Jennifer R. Ovenden ABSTRACT: The genetype of Chlamydoselachus anguineus from Australian waters is described using the whole mitochondrial genome obtained from Illumina NGS technology. Total length of the...

Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator (Bull shark)

Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator (Bull shark)

Published on 03. February 2016 Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator: Opportunistic Foraging and Reproduction as Key Drivers? Mario Espinoza, Michelle R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Understanding animal movement decisions that involve migration is critical for evaluating population connectivity, and thus persistence. Recent work on sharks has...

Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary

Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary

Published on 29. January 2016 Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary Amy F. Smoothey, Charles A. Gray, Steve J. Kennelly, Oliver J. Masens, Victor M. Peddemors, Wayne A. Robinson ABSTRACT: Information about spatial and temporal variability in the distribution and abundance of shark-populations are required for their conservation,...

Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa

Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa

Published on 30. January 2016 Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa Oliver JD Jewell​, David Edwards ABSTRACT: Sharks and rays are among the most important of marine megafauna as they are ecologically vital predators. However, most species are threatened and over exploited. Identifying core-habitats and movement patterns...

Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?

Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?

Published online on 28. January 2016 Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species? Expanding its distribution range in the Atlantic Ocean using at-sea observer data A. Domingo, R. Coelho, E. Cortes, B. Garcia-Cortes, F. Mas, J. Mejuto, P. Miller, A. Ramos-Cartelle, M. N. Santos, K. Yokawa ABSTRACT: The occurrence of tiger shark...

Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots

Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots

Published online on 25. January 2016 Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphries, Gonzalo Mucientes, Neil Hammerschlag, Fernando P. Lima, Kylie L. Scales, Peter I. Miller, Lara L. Sousa, Rui Seabra, David W. Sims ABSTRACT: Overfishing is arguably the greatest ecological threat facing...

SNH Commissioned Report 908: Basking shark satellite tagging project

SNH Commissioned Report 908: Basking shark satellite tagging project

Witt, M.J., Doherty, P.D., Godley, B.J. Graham, R.T. Hawkes, L.A. & Henderson, S.M. 2016. Basking shark satellite tagging project: insights into basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) movement, distribution and behaviour using satellite telemetry. Final Report. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 908. PDF – DOWNLOAD   ...

The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark

The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark

Published online on 18. January 2016 The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum, Bonaterre) Nicholas M. Whitney, Karissa O. Lear, Lindsay C. Gaskins, Adrian C. Gleiss ABSTRACT: Sharks and other top predators have a substantial impact on their ecosystems through trophically mediated effects, and...

The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports

The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports

Published on 22. January 2016 The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports, Markets, and Customs Detention: A DNA Barcoding Analysis Po-Shun Chuang, Tzu-Chiao Hung, Hung-An Chang, Chien-Kang Huang, Jen-Chieh Shiao ABSTRACT: The increasing consumption of shark products, along with the shark’s fishing vulnerabilities, has led to the decrease in certain...

Taxonomic review of catsharks (Scyliorhinus haeckelii group), with the description of a new species

Taxonomic review of catsharks (Scyliorhinus haeckelii group), with the description of a new species

19. January 2016 Taxonomic review of catsharks of the Scyliorhinus haeckelii group, with the description of a new species (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) Karla D. A. Soares, Ulisses L. Gomes, Marcelo R. de Carvalho ABSTRACT: Sharks of the genus Scyliorhinus from the southwestern Atlantic are reviewed; identification problems and taxonomic misinformation given in the literature...

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