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Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing ?

Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing ?

Published online on 11. May 2015 Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing ? Lindsay N K Davidson, Meg A Krawchuk, Nicholas K Dulvy ABSTRACT: Global chondrichthyan (shark, ray, skate and chimaera) landings, reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), peaked in 2003 and in the decade

Foraging behaviour of the epaulette shark is not affected by elevated CO2

Foraging behaviour of the epaulette shark is not affected by elevated CO2

Published online on 08. May 2015 Foraging behaviour of the epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum is not affected by elevated CO2 Dennis D. U. Heinrich, Sue-Ann Watson, Jodie L. Rummer, Simon J. Brandl, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Michelle R. Heupel, Philip L. Munday ABSTRACT: Increased oceanic uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is a threat to marine

Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish

Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish

Published online on 06. May 2015 Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish Pristis zijsron D. L. Morgan, M. G. Allen, B. C. Ebner, J. M. Whitty, S. J. Beatty ABSTRACT: A pilot study targeting sawfishes in the southern Pilbara region of Western Australia, which is undergoing a major expansion

First record of total albinism in southern stingray Dasyatis americana

First record of total albinism in southern stingray Dasyatis americana

Published in April 2015 First record of total albinism in southern stingray Dasyatis americana Armando T. Wakida-Kusunoki ABSTRACT: This paper describes the first record of total albinism in the southern stingray Dasyatis americana. The disc width of the albino sub adult female specimen was 640 mm and the total weight was 9,850 g. It was

Fatal tiger shark attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark

Fatal tiger shark attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark

Published online on 28. April 2015 Fatal tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias Philippe Tirard, Claude Maillaud, Philippe Borsa ABSTRACT: To understand the causes and patterns of shark attacks on humans, accurate identification of the shark species involved is necessary. Often, the only reliable evidence

First observations of dusky sharks attacking a humpback whale calf

First observations of dusky sharks attacking a humpback whale calf

Published online on 04. May 2015 First observations of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) attacking a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf M. L. Dicken, A. A. Kock, M. Hardenberg ABSTRACT: Direct observations of sharks attacking mysticetes are rare. The present study provides the first direct observation of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) attacking a humpback whale (Megaptera

Occurrence of the Thresher Alopias vulpinus from the Northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey

Occurrence of the Thresher Alopias vulpinus from the Northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey

Published online on 13. April 2015 Occurrence of the Thresher Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788) from the Northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey Deniz Ergüden, Mevlüt Gürlek, Cemal Turan ABSTRACT: A single male thresher, Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788), measuring 392 cm length and about weighing 180 kg was accidentally captured by purse seine in Iskenderun Bay (Cevlik

DNA from historical and trophy samples provides insights into white shark population origins and genetic diversity

DNA from historical and trophy samples provides insights into white shark population origins and genetic diversity

Published online on 29. April 2015 DNA from historical and trophy samples provides insights into white shark population origins and genetic diversity Chrysoula Gubili, Cory E. C. Robinson, Geremy Cliff, Sabine P. Wintner, Eleonora de Sabata, Sabina De Innocentiis, Simonepietro Canese, David W. Sims, Andrew P. Martin, Leslie R. Noble, Catherine S. Jones ABSTRACT: Characterizing

Elasmobranch capture by commercial small-scale fisheries in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea Bissau

Elasmobranch capture by commercial small-scale fisheries in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea Bissau

Published online on 28. April 2015 Elasmobranch capture by commercial small-scale fisheries in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea Bissau Helen Cross ABSTRACT: A standardised survey is used to investigate elasmobranch capture during commercial small-scale fishing operations in the Bijagós Archipelago (West Africa). Data refer to 211 landing episodes attributed to four main gears. Results show that

Nearshore movement ecology of a medium-bodied shark, the creek whaler

Nearshore movement ecology of a medium-bodied shark, the creek whaler

Published on 27. April 2015 Nearshore movement ecology of a medium-bodied shark, the creek whaler Carcharhinus fitzroyensis Samantha EM Munroe, Colin A Simpfendorfer, James Moloney, Michelle R Heupel ABSTRACT: Background The movement and habitat use patterns of medium-bodied nearshore sharks are poorly understood. However, these species face some of the highest levels of exposure to

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