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Comparison of total lipids and fatty acids from liver, heart and abdominal muscle of scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks

Comparison of total lipids and fatty acids from liver, heart and abdominal muscle of scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks

Published on 12. September 2014 Comparison of total lipids and fatty acids from liver, heart and abdominal muscle of scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) and smooth (Sphyrna zygaena) hammerhead sharks Bruce Clement Davidson, Wynand Nel, Afsha Rais, Vahid Namdarizandi, Scott Vizarra, Geremy Cliff ABSTRACT: Liver, heart and abdominal muscle samples from scalloped (Sphyrna lewini) and smooth (Sphyrna

No rainbow for grey bamboo sharks: evidence for the absence of colour vision in sharks

No rainbow for grey bamboo sharks: evidence for the absence of colour vision in sharks

Published online on 24. September 2014 No rainbow for grey bamboo sharks: evidence for the absence of colour vision in sharks from behavioural discrimination experiments V. Schluessel, I. P. Rick, K. Plischke ABSTRACT: Despite convincing data collected by microspectrophotometry and molecular biology, rendering sharks colourblind cone monochromats, the question of whether sharks can perceive colour

The first record, tagging and release of a neonatal whale shark in Taiwan

The first record, tagging and release of a neonatal whale shark in Taiwan

Published online on 08. September 2014 The first record, tagging and release of a neonatal whale shark Rhincodon typus in Taiwan H. H. Hsu, C. Y. Lin, S. J. Joung ABSTRACT: On 27 October 2013, a Rhincodon typus was apparently chased by a group of Caranx ignobilis into nearshore waters near Green Island (Ludao), east

Blacktip reef sharks have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range

Blacktip reef sharks have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range

Accepted manuscript online: 22. September 2014 Blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range Thomas M. Vignaud, Johann Mourier, Jeffrey A. Maynard, Raphael Leblois, Julia Spaet, Eric Clua, Valentina Neglia, Serge Planes ABSTRACT: For free-swimming marine species like sharks, only population genetics and demographic history analyses

Tiger shark movement patterns and habitat use in eastern Australian waters

Tiger shark movement patterns and habitat use in eastern Australian waters

Published online on 19. September 2014 Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) movement patterns and habitat use determined by satellite tagging in eastern Australian waters Bonnie J. Holmes, Julian G. Pepperell, Shane P. Griffiths, Fabrice R. A. Jaine, Ian R. Tibbetts, Mike B. Bennett ABSTRACT: Partial migration is considered ubiquitous among vertebrates, but little is known about

Commercial Whale Shark Interaction Tours in Ningaloo Marine Park

Commercial Whale Shark Interaction Tours in Ningaloo Marine Park

COMMERCIAL IN-WATER WHALE SHARK INTERACTION TOURS IN NINGALOO MARINE PARK OPERATING FROM TANTABIDDI WESTERN AUSTRALIA PART OF THE NINGALOO COAST WORLD HERITAGE AREA EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION EOI 1 243 2014 EOI Closing Date 3:00pm (WST) Tuesday 16 September 2014 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Chimaera orientalis – A new species of Chimera from the eastern Pacific Ocean

Chimaera orientalis – A new species of Chimera from the eastern Pacific Ocean

Published on 18. September 2014 Records of chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali: Chimaeriformes) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with the description of a new species of Chimera (Chimaeridae) from the eastern Pacific Ocea Arturo Angulo, Myrna I. López, William A. Bussing, Atsunobu Murase ABSTRACT: A new species of Chimaera Linnaeus 1758 is described from three

Status of angelshark, Squatina squatina, in the Sea of Marmara

Status of angelshark, Squatina squatina, in the Sea of Marmara

Status of angelshark, Squatina squatina (Elasmobranchii: Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) in the Sea of Marmara Hakan Kabasakal, Özgür Kabasakal ABSTRACT: On 4 January 2014, a female specimen of Squatina squatina was entangled in trammel-net, at a depth of about 50 m. The specimen was 174 cm long (total length) and weighed approximately 35 kg. The recent single

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,

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