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IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet – Sharks – 2016

IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet – Sharks – 2016

This document outlines the CITES proposals under consideration for shark species, and IFAW’s recommendations regarding the proposals. PDF-DOWNLOAD    

Translocal celebrity activism: shark-protection campaigns in mainland China

Translocal celebrity activism: shark-protection campaigns in mainland China

Published online on 29. July 2016 Translocal celebrity activism: shark-protection campaigns in mainland China Elaine Jeffreys ABSTRACT: Shanghai-born Yao Ming, a retired star player with the American National Basketball Association, is the celebrity face of translocal conservation campaigns to stop the consumption of shark-fin soup in Chinese restaurants worldwide. The standard justification for such communication

Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark

Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark

Published on 12. August 2016 Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) Julius Nielsen, Rasmus B. Hedeholm, Jan Heinemeier, Peter G. Bushnell, Jørgen S. Christiansen, Jesper Olsen, Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Richard W. Brill, Malene Simon, Kirstine F. Steffensen, John F. Steffensen ABSTRACT: The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), an iconic

Behavioral evidence suggests facultative scavenging by a marine apex predator during a food pulse

Behavioral evidence suggests facultative scavenging by a marine apex predator during a food pulse

Published on 08. August 2016 Behavioral evidence suggests facultative scavenging by a marine apex predator during a food pulse Neil Hammerschlag, Ian Bell, Richard Fitzpatrick, Austin J. Gallagher, Lucy A. Hawkes, Mark G. Meekan, John D. Stevens, Michele Thums, Matthew J. Witt ABSTRACT: The ability of predators to switch between hunting and scavenging (facultative scavenging)

First record of spine malformation of the round stingray off Baja California Sur, México

First record of spine malformation of the round stingray off Baja California Sur, México

Published on 01. August 2016 First record of spine malformation of the round stingray Urobatis halleri off the Western Coast of Baja California Sur, México M. R. Ochoa-Díaz, J. Rodriguez-Romero, J. López-Martínez, M. C. Maldonado-García ABSTRACT: Background Malformations of the Round stingray Urobatis hallerii, Cooper 1863 captured off the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur,

Observations of newborn blue sharks in shallow inshore waters of the north-east Atlantic Ocean

Observations of newborn blue sharks in shallow inshore waters of the north-east Atlantic Ocean

Published on 27. July 2016 Observations of newborn blue sharks Prionace glauca in shallow inshore waters of the north-east Atlantic Ocean R. Bañón, T. Maño, G. Mucientes ABSTRACT: The anomalous presence of numerous blue shark Prionace glauca neonates and juveniles in shallow inshore waters of Galicia, north-west Spain, during the summers of 2014 and 2015

Observations on the biological traits of the rare shark Oxynotus centrina in the Hellenic Seas

Observations on the biological traits of the rare shark Oxynotus centrina in the Hellenic Seas

Published on 27. July 2016 Observations on the biological traits of the rare shark Oxynotus centrina (Chondrichthyes: Oxynotidae) in the Hellenic Seas V. Kousteni and P. Megalofonou ABSTRACT: New records of the rare angular rough shark Oxynotus centrina from the Hellenic Seas are presented. Its occurrence is reported for the first time in the Corinthian

The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks

The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks

Published on 03. August 2016 The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks Andrew P. Nosal, Elizabeth A. Keenan, Philip A. Hastings, Ayelet Gneezy ABSTRACT : Despite the ongoing need for shark conservation and management, prevailing negative sentiments marginalize these animals and legitimize permissive exploitation. These negative attitudes arise from

Acroteriobatus omanensis, a new guitarfish from the Gulf of Oman

Acroteriobatus omanensis, a new guitarfish from the Gulf of Oman

Published on 27. July 2016 Acroteriobatus omanensis (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae), a new guitarfish from the Gulf of Oman Last, P.R., Henderson, A.C., Naylor, G.J.P. ABSTRACT : The recently resurrected genus Acroteriobatus is represented in the western Indian Ocean by eight species, including a new guitarfish Acroteriobatus omanensis sp. nov. This small species (reaching ~60 cm TL)

A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae based on new morphological and molecular insights

A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae based on new morphological and molecular insights

Published on 21. July 2016 A revised classification of the family Dasyatidae (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) based on new morphological and molecular insights Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P., Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. ABSTRACT : The higher-level taxonomy of the stingrays (Dasyatidae) has never been comprehensively reviewed. Recent phylogenetic studies, supported by morphological data, have provided evidence that the group is

An integrated mark-recapture and genetic approach to estimate the population size of white sharks in South Africa

An integrated mark-recapture and genetic approach to estimate the population size of white sharks in South Africa

Published on 23. June 2016 An integrated mark-recapture and genetic approach to estimate the population size of white sharks in South Africa Sara Andreotti, Michael Rutzen, Stéfan van der Walt, Sophie Von der Heyden, Romina Henriques, Michael Meÿer, Herman Oosthuizen, Conrad A. Matthee ABSTRACT : The loss of apex marine predators has been reported to

New record of Zameus squamulosus in the Southern Gulf of Mexico

New record of Zameus squamulosus in the Southern Gulf of Mexico

Published on 15. July 2016 New record of Zameus squamulosus (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Somniosidae) in the Southern Gulf of Mexico Eduardo Villalobos, Armando Martínez, Christian Lambarri and Héctor Espinosa ABSTRACT : Zameus squamulosus is a somniosid shark with a patchy world-wide distribution that has been reported throughout the Atlantic, Indian, western, north, central and south-eastern Pacific

Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island

Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island

Published online on 19. July 2016 Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island Clément Trystram, Karyne Rogers, Marc Soria, Sébastien Jaquemet ABSTRACT : Stomach contents and stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses (δ13C and δ15N) were used to investigate the trophic ecology of two apex predators, tiger sharks

Transboundary movements, unmonitored fishing mortality, and ineffective international fisheries management pose risks for pelagic sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Transboundary movements, unmonitored fishing mortality, and ineffective international fisheries management pose risks for pelagic sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Published online on 20. June 2016 Transboundary movements, unmonitored fishing mortality, and ineffective international fisheries management pose risks for pelagic sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Steven E. Campana ABSTRACT : The shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), porbeagle (Lamna nasus), and blue shark (Prionace glauca) are three frequently caught shark species in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Satellite

Shark Fin Trade: Why it Should Be Banned in the United States

Shark Fin Trade: Why it Should Be Banned in the United States

Shark Fin Trade: Why it Should Be Banned in the United States by OCEANA PDF-DOWNLOAD  

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