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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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  

Population structure of a whale shark aggregation in the Red Sea

Population structure of a whale shark aggregation in the Red Sea

Published online on 11. July 2016 Population structure of a whale shark Rhincodon typus aggregation in the Red Sea J. E. M. Cochran, R. S. Hardenstine, C. D. Braun, G. B. Skomal, S. R. Thorrold, K. Xu, M. G. Genton, M. L. Berumen ABSTRACT : The presence of whale sharks Rhincodon typus were recorded...

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