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Shark bycatch in the experimental tuna longline fishery in Lakshadweep Sea, India

Shark bycatch in the experimental tuna longline fishery in Lakshadweep Sea, India

Published online on 23. January 2015 Shark bycatch in the experimental tuna longline fishery in Lakshadweep Sea, India K.V. Aneesh Kumar, P. Pravin, B. Meenakumari, P. S. Khanolkar, M. V. Baiju ABSTRACT: Studied were the bycatch from the experimental longline fishing operations in the Lakshadweep Sea. The experiments were conducted on converted Pablo boats, originally

Northernmost record of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean

Northernmost record of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean

Published online on 21. January 2015 Northernmost record of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, with taxonomical notes on Centrophorus zeehaani R. M. Wienerroither, O. Bjelland, L. Bachmann, C. Junge ABSTRACT: A specimen of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato was collected in the Norwegian Sea off the coast of

Reproductive biology of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus

Reproductive biology of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus

Published online on 21. January 2015 Reproductive biology of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus (Squaliformes, Squalidae) B. E. A. Rochowski, K. J. Graham, R. W. Day, T. I. Walker ABSTRACT: The reproduction of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus was studied based on animals caught in the multispecies and multi-gear southern and eastern scalefish and shark

In the bay of Bengal of Bangladesh region shark fisheries exploitation

In the bay of Bengal of Bangladesh region shark fisheries exploitation

Published in January 2015 In the bay of Bengal of Bangladesh region shark fisheries exploitation, trade, conservation and management Roy Bikram Jit, Nripendra Kumar Singha, Md. Gaziur Rhaman, Md. Fukrul Alam ABSTRACT: The study was conducted during July, 2003 to June, 2013 about total landing volumes of shark fishery (sharks and rays) data were analyzed

Detection of Sharks with the Gemini Imaging Sonar

Detection of Sharks with the Gemini Imaging Sonar

Published in December 2014 Detection of Sharks with the Gemini Imaging Sonar Miles J.G. Parsons, Iain M. Parnum, Kim Allen, Robert D. McCauley, Christine Erbe ABSTRACT: Limiting environmental impacts of marine industrial operations and mitigating hazardous encounters between humans and marine fauna have become increasingly important as anthropogenic activity expands. To this end, significant effort

Sharks senses and shark repellents

Sharks senses and shark repellents

Published online on 15. January 2015 Sharks senses and shark repellents Nathan S. Hart, Shaun P. Collin ABSTRACT: Despite over 70 years of research on shark repellents, few practical and reliable solutions to prevent shark attacks on humans or reduce shark bycatch and depredation in commercial fisheries have been developed. In large part, this deficiency

Global patterns in the bycatch of sharks and rays

Global patterns in the bycatch of sharks and rays

Published online on 17. January 2015 Global patterns in the bycatch of sharks and rays Shelby Oliver, Matias Braccini, Stephen J. Newman, Euan S. Harvey ABSTRACT: This study comprised a meta-analysis of elasmobranch bycatch in commercial longline, trawl, purse-seine and gillnet fisheries in order to obtain a general perspective of bycatch patterns, and to expose

Mechanical challenges to freshwater residency in sharks and rays

Mechanical challenges to freshwater residency in sharks and rays

Published online on 08. January 2015 Mechanical challenges to freshwater residency in sharks and rays Adrian C. Gleiss, Jean Potvin, James J. Keleher, Jeff M. Whitty, David L. Morgan, Jeremy A. Goldbogen ABSTRACT: Major transitions between marine and freshwater habitats are relatively infrequent, primarily as a result of major physiological and ecological challenges. Few species

Structural insights and biomedical potential of IgNAR scaffolds from sharks

Structural insights and biomedical potential of IgNAR scaffolds from sharks

Published online on 14. January 2015 Structural insights and biomedical potential of IgNAR scaffolds from sharks Stefan Zielonka, Martin Empting, Julius Grzeschik, Doreen Könning, Caroline J Barelle, Harald Kolmar ABSTRACT: In addition to antibodies with the classical composition of heavy and light chains, the adaptive immune repertoire of sharks also includes a heavy-chain only isotype,

Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna

Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna

Published on 13. January 2015 Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna Craig R. McClain​, Meghan A. Balk, Mark C. Benfield, Trevor A. Branch, Catherine Chen, James Cosgrove, Alistair D.M. Dove, Lindsay C. Gaskins, Rebecca R. Helm, Frederick G. Hochberg, Frank B. Lee, Andrea Marshall, Steven E. McMurray, Caroline Schanche, Shane

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