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Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu

Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu

Published on 16. September 2014 Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines Gonzalo Araujo​, Anna Lucey, Jessica Labaja, Catherine Lee So, Sally Snow, Alessandro Ponzo ABSTRACT: This study represents the first description of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, occurring at a provisioning site in Oslob, Cebu,

Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations

Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations

Published on 10. September 2014 Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations: Implications of Marine Park Zoning Mario Espinoza, Mike Cappo, Michelle R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Quantifying shark distribution patterns and species-specific habitat associations in response to geographic and environmental drivers is critical to assessing risk of exposure to fishing,

Risk assessment of cartilaginous fish populations

Risk assessment of cartilaginous fish populations

Published online on 08. September 2014 Risk assessment of cartilaginous fish populations Enric Cortés, Elizabeth N. Brooks, Kyle W. Shertze ABSTRACT: We review three broad categories of risk assessment methodology used for cartilaginous fish: productivity-susceptibility analysis (PSA), demographic methods, and quantitative stock assessments. PSA is generally a semi-quantitative approach useful as an exploratory or triage

Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia

Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia

Published online on 09. September 2014 Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia: offshore excursions, deep diving and eddy affinity revealed by satellite telemetry F. R. A. Jaine, C. A. Rohner, S. J. Weeks, L. I. E. Couturier, M. B. Bennett, K. A. Townsend, A. J. Richardson ABSTRACT: Manta rays (Manta

Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions

Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions

Published online on 11. August 2014 Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions Danielle L. Dixson, Ashley R. Jennings, Jelle Atema, Philip L. Munday ABSTRACT: Recent studies show that ocean acidification impairs sensory functions and alters the behavior of teleost fishes. If sharks and other elasmobranchs are similarly affected, this could

Unprovoked Shark Bites: Are They Becoming More Prevalent?

Unprovoked Shark Bites: Are They Becoming More Prevalent?

Published online on 05. September 2014 Unprovoked Shark Bites: Are They Becoming More Prevalent? Daryl McPhee ABSTRACT: An unprovoked shark bite is an extremely infrequent, but highly disturbing hazard for water sport participants in many parts of the world. Information was analysed on the total number of unprovoked shark bites between 1982 and 2011. In

A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae

A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae

Published on 04. September 2014 A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae, with definitions for the valid genera William T. White ABSTRACT: The generic arrangement of the eagle rays (Family Myliobatidae) is revised and the genus Pteromylaeus Garman, 1913 is placed into the synonymy of Aetomylaeus Garman, 1908. Definitions are provided for

The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark

The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark

Published online on 29. August 2014 Circling the Blood in the Water: The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark Derek Julio ABSTRACT: The purpose of legislation like the Endangered Species Act is to provide a means to conserve the ecosystems of endangered and threatened species, but not all species that may

Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America

Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America

Published on 20. August 2014 Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America (Santa Cruz Province, Argentina) Elena R. Schroeter, Victoria M. Egerton, Lucio M. Ibiricu, Kenneth J. Lacovara ABSTRACT: Here we report multiple lamniform shark teeth recovered from fluvial sediments in the (Campanian-Maastrichtian) Cerro Fortaleza Formation, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. This

Post-release survivorship studies on thresher sharks captured in the southern California recreational fishery

Post-release survivorship studies on thresher sharks captured in the southern California recreational fishery

Published online on 02. August 2014 Post-release survivorship studies on common thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) captured in the southern California recreational fishery C.A. Sepulveda, C. Heberer, S.A. Aalbers, N. Spear, M. Kinney, D. Bernal, S. Kohin ABSTRACT: The common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) is the focus of a popular southern California recreational fishery that targets

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