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A Palaeozoic shark with osteichthyan-like branchial arches

A Palaeozoic shark with osteichthyan-like branchial arches

Published online on 16. April 2014 A Palaeozoic shark with osteichthyan-like branchial arches Alan Pradel, John G. Maisey, Paul Tafforeau, Royal H. Mapes, Jon Mallatt ABSTRACT: The evolution of serially arranged, jointed endoskeletal supports internal to the gills—the visceral branchial arches—represents one of the key events in early jawed vertebrate (gnathostome) history, because it provided

Catch Records of White Sharks in the Northwest Pacific Ocean

Catch Records of White Sharks in the Northwest Pacific Ocean

Published on 16. April 2014 The Last Frontier: Catch Records of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Heather M. Christiansen, Victor Lin, Sho Tanaka, Anatoly Velikanov, Henry F. Mollet, Sabine P. Wintner, Sonja V. Fordham, Aaron T. Fisk, Nigel E. Hussey ABSTRACT: White sharks are highly migratory apex predators, globally distributed in

Modeling the population dynamics of lemon sharks

Modeling the population dynamics of lemon sharks

Published on 15. April 2014 Modeling the population dynamics of lemon sharks Easton R White​, John D Nagy, Samuel H Gruber ABSTRACT: Long-lived marine megavertebrates (e.g. sharks, turtles, mammals, and seabirds) are inherently vulnerable to anthropogenic mortality. Although some mathematical models have been applied successfully to manage these animals, more detailed treatments are often needed

Intraspecific variation in vertical habitat use by tiger sharks in the western North Atlantic

Intraspecific variation in vertical habitat use by tiger sharks in the western North Atlantic

Published online on 12. April 2014 Intraspecific variation in vertical habitat use by tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the western North Atlantic Jeremy J. Vaudo, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Guy Harvey, Richard S. Nemeth, Choy Aming, Neil Burnie, Lucy A. Howey-Jordan, Mahmood S. Shivji ABSTRACT: Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are a wide ranging, potentially keystone predator

Generalized additive models to examine ontogenetic and seasonal distributions of spiny dogfish in Northeast US

Generalized additive models to examine ontogenetic and seasonal distributions of spiny dogfish in Northeast US

Published online on 10. April 2014 Application of generalized additive models to examine ontogenetic and seasonal distributions of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in the Northeast (US) shelf large marine ecosystem Skyler R. Sagarese, Michael G. Frisk, Robert M. Cerrato, Kathy A. Sosebee, John A. Musick, Paul J. Rago ABSTRACT : Increased commercial importance of spiny

Reform options for the school and gummy shark component of the NSW Ocean Trap and Line Fishery

Reform options for the school and gummy shark component of the NSW Ocean Trap and Line Fishery

Published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Public consultation paper: Reform options for the school and gummy shark component of the NSW Ocean Trap and Line Fishery First published April 2014 PDF – DOWNLOAD   -    

Visitation and economic impact of whale shark tourism in a Maldivian marine protected area

Visitation and economic impact of whale shark tourism in a Maldivian marine protected area

Published on 10. April 2014 Visitation and economic impact of whale shark tourism in a Maldivian marine protected area Edgar Fernando Cagua​, Neal M Collins, James Hancock, Richard Rees ABSTRACT: Whale sharks are a major attraction for tourist divers and snorkelers in South Ari Atoll, Maldives. Yet without information regarding the use and economic extent

Age and growth parameters of shark-like batoids

Age and growth parameters of shark-like batoids

Published online on 07. April 2014 Age and growth parameters of shark-like batoids J. White, C. A. Simpfendorfer, A. J. Tobin and M. R. Heupel ABSTRACT: Estimates of life-history parameters were made for shark-like batoids of conservation concern Rhynchobatus spp. (Rhynchobatus australiae, Rhynchobatus laevis and Rhynchobatus palpebratus) and Glaucostegus typus using vertebral ageing. The sigmoid

Runx Family Genes in a Cartilaginous Fish, the Elephant Shark

Runx Family Genes in a Cartilaginous Fish, the Elephant Shark

Published on 03. April 2014 Runx Family Genes in a Cartilaginous Fish, the Elephant Shark (Callorhinchus milii) Giselle Sek Suan Nah, Zhi Wei Lim, Boon-Hui Tay, Motomi Osato, Byrappa Venkatesh ABSTRACT: The Runx family genes encode transcription factors that play key roles in hematopoiesis, skeletogenesis and neurogenesis and are often implicated in diseases. We describe

Mortality rate of silky sharks caught in the tropical tuna purse seine fishery in the Indian Ocean

Mortality rate of silky sharks caught in the tropical tuna purse seine fishery in the Indian Ocean

Published online on 27. March 2014 Mortality rate of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) caught in the tropical tuna purse seine fishery in the Indian Ocean François Poisson, John-David Filmalter, Anne-Lise Vernet, Dagorn Laurent ABSTRACT: Scientists on-board French purse seine vessels recorded the number and condition of silky sharks caught during three fishing cruises in the

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