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Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark at the Kermadec Islands

Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark at the Kermadec Islands

Published on 05. July 2017 Occurrence of the whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus at the Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean C. A. J. Duffy, N. D. Forrester, T. K. Gibson & S. Hathaway ABSTRACT: Four observations of what was probably a single vagrant adult female whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus were made at Raoul...

Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin

Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin

Published on 05. July 2017 Population structure and connectivity of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across the Indo-Pacific Ocean basin Bonnie J. Holmes, Samuel M. Williams, Nicholas M. Otway, Einar E. Nielsen, Safia L. Maher, Mike B. Bennett, Jennifer R. Ovenden ABSTRACT: Population genetic structure using nine polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci was assessed for the...

Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil

Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil

Published on 03. Juli 2017 Feeding ecology of elasmobranch species in southeastern Brazil Alessandra F. Viana, Jean L. Valentin, Marcelo Vianna ABSTRACT: The feeding ecology of five elasmobranch species was studied on the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The specimens were caught with a trawl or bottom longline between January...

Blood mercury levels and shark meat intake among workers in Gyeongsangbuk-do

Blood mercury levels and shark meat intake among workers in Gyeongsangbuk-do

Published on 27. June 2017 The associations between blood mercury levels and shark meat intake among workers in Gyeongsangbuk-do Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon, Joon Sakong ABSTRACT: Background Shark meat is used as sacrificial food in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and is a major source of dietary mercury. This study aimed to evaluate...

Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula

Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula

Published on 21. June 2017 Muscle development in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula: implications for the evolution of the gnathostome head and paired appendage musculature Janine M. Ziermann, Renata Freitas, Rui Diogo ABSTRACT: Background The origin of jawed vertebrates was marked by profound reconfigurations of the skeleton and muscles of the head and by the...

Movement Patterns of Bonnethead Sharks

Movement Patterns of Bonnethead Sharks

Published in June 2017 Movement Patterns of Sphyrna tiburo (Bonnethead Shark) in a Shallow Tidal Creek System Dontrece T. Smith and Mary Carla Curran ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to use acoustic telemetry to elucidate the small-scale habitat-utilization patterns of Sphyrna tiburo (Bonnethead Shark, hereafter, Bonnethead) in relation to diel and tidal...

Distribution, seasonal movements and habitat utilisation of an endangered shark from northern Australia

Distribution, seasonal movements and habitat utilisation of an endangered shark from northern Australia

Published on 21. June 2017 Distribution, seasonal movements and habitat utilisation of an endangered shark, Glyphis glyphis, from northern Australia B. J. Lyon, R. G. Dwyer, R. D. Pillans, H. A. Campbell, C. E. Franklin ABSTRACT: Euryhaline and freshwater elasmobranchs are considered amongst the most threatened groups of aquatic animals. The speartooth shark Glyphis...

Importance of productive Mozambican coastal waters to whale sharks

Importance of productive Mozambican coastal waters to whale sharks

Published on 20. June 2017 Satellite tagging highlights the importance of productive Mozambican coastal waters to the ecology and conservation of whale sharks Christoph A Rohner​, Anthony J Richardson, Fabrice R A Jaine, Michael B Bennett, Scarla J Weeks, Geremy Cliff, David P Robinson, Simon J Pierce ABSTRACT: Recent advances in tracking technologies and...

Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks

Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks

Published on 31. May 2017 Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks in an isolated atoll reef system David M. Tickler, Tom B. Letessier, Heather J. Koldewey, Jessica J. Meeuwig ABSTRACT: We investigated drivers of reef shark demography across a large and isolated marine protected area, the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine...

Status of Elasmobranchs in German waters

Status of Elasmobranchs in German waters

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has commissioned Prof. Dr. Ralf Thiel, Heike Zidowitz, and their research team in the ichthyology section of the Center for Natural History (CeNak) at Universität Hamburg to investigate the situation of sharks, skate, and chimaeras in the German waters of the North and Baltic Seas. The study...

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