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South-western Australian White Shark Population Research Report

South-western Australian White Shark Population Research Report

WA Fisheries Department, September 2016: A new study has been released on the south-western population of white sharks, which extends across Western Australia and South Australia. The report examines the potential variations in the population that may have resulted from major changes in fishing effort that have occured since the late 1930s and the...

Comparative age and growth of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

Comparative age and growth of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

Published on 09. September 2016 Comparative age and growth of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska Diane L. Haas, David A. Ebert, Gregor M. Cailliet ABSTRACT: The Aleutian skate (Bathyraja aleutica) is a large deep-water species that commonly occurs in bycatch of Alaskan trawl and longline...

Spatial ecology of blue shark and shortfin mako in southern Peru

Spatial ecology of blue shark and shortfin mako in southern Peru

Published on 05. September 2016 Spatial ecology of blue shark and shortfin mako in southern Peru: local abundance, habitat preferences and implications for conservation Grant D. Adams, Daniel Flores, Oscar Galindo Flores, Kim Aarestrup, Jon C. Svendsen ABSTRACT: While global declines of pelagic shark populations have been recognized for several years, conservation efforts remain...

The spatial segregation patterns of sharks from Western Australia

The spatial segregation patterns of sharks from Western Australia

Published on 17. August 2016 The spatial segregation patterns of sharks from Western Australia Matias Braccini, Stephen Taylor ABSTRACT: The extent to which sharks segregate by size and sex determines the population structure and the scale at which populations should be managed. We summarized 20 years of fisheries-dependent and independent sampling to define the...

Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin BMAA and Mercury in Sharks

Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin BMAA and Mercury in Sharks

Published on 16. August 2016 Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin BMAA and Mercury in Sharks Neil Hammerschlag, David A. Davis, Kiyo Mondo, Matthew S. Seely, Susan J. Murch, William Broc Glover, Timothy Divoll, David C. Evers, Deborah C. Mash ABSTRACT: Sharks have greater risk for bioaccumulation of marine toxins and mercury (Hg), because they are long-lived predators....

Estimates of life history parameters of the oceanic whitetip shark in the Western North Pacific Ocean

Estimates of life history parameters of the oceanic whitetip shark in the Western North Pacific Ocean

Published online on 10. August 2016 Estimates of life history parameters of the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in the Western North Pacific Ocean Shoou-Jeng Joung, Nien-Fu Chen, Hua-Hsun Hsu & Kwang-Ming Liu ABSTRACT: The age, growth and reproduction of the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in the western North Pacific Ocean were estimated...

Exploring nursery sites for oviparous chondrichthyans in the Southwest Atlantic

Exploring nursery sites for oviparous chondrichthyans in the Southwest Atlantic

Published on 10. August 2016 Exploring nursery sites for oviparous chondrichthyans in the Southwest Atlantic (36°S–41°S) Diego M. Vazquez, Ezequiel Mabragaña, Valeria Gabbanelli, Juan M. Díaz de Astarloa ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper was to explore egg-laying areas of oviparous chondrichthyans occurring in the northern part of the Southwest Atlantic Ocean (36°S–41°S) at...

Modelling tooth–prey interactions in sharks

Modelling tooth–prey interactions in sharks

Published on 10. August 2016 Modelling tooth–prey interactions in sharks: the importance of dynamic testing Katherine A. Corn, Stacy C. Farina, Jeffrey Brash, Adam P. Summers ABSTRACT: The shape of shark teeth varies among species, but traditional testing protocols have revealed no predictive relationship between shark tooth morphology and performance. We developed a dynamic...

IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet – Sharks – 2016

IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet – Sharks – 2016

This document outlines the CITES proposals under consideration for shark species, and IFAW’s recommendations regarding the proposals. PDF-DOWNLOAD    

Translocal celebrity activism: shark-protection campaigns in mainland China

Translocal celebrity activism: shark-protection campaigns in mainland China

Published online on 29. July 2016 Translocal celebrity activism: shark-protection campaigns in mainland China Elaine Jeffreys ABSTRACT: Shanghai-born Yao Ming, a retired star player with the American National Basketball Association, is the celebrity face of translocal conservation campaigns to stop the consumption of shark-fin soup in Chinese restaurants worldwide. The standard justification for such...

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