Publications

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Rediscovery and description of the quagga shark, Halaelurus quagga (Alcock, 1899) (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) from the southwest coast of India

Rediscovery and description of the quagga shark, Halaelurus quagga (Alcock, 1899) (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) from the southwest coast of India

Published on 02. March 2011 K.V. Akhilesh, K.K. Bineesh, C.P.R. Shanis, B.A. Human, U. Ganga ABSTRACT: The Quagga shark Halaelurus quagga (Alcock, 1899) is one of the poorest known scyliorhinid (Carcharhiniformes) sharks of the world, described from a single specimen collected from the Arabian Sea coast of India (off Malabar). Since its description, the...

Long-term individual identification and site fidelity of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California using dorsal fins

Long-term individual identification and site fidelity of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California using dorsal fins

Published on 1 March 2011 Scot D. Anderson, Taylor K. Chapple, Salvador J. Jorgensen, A. Peter Klimley, Barbara A. Block ABSTRACT: Mark-recapture techniques can be used to estimate white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) population abundance. These frameworks are based on assumptions that marks are conserved and animals are present at the sampling location over the...

A new species of Mustelus (Family: Triakidae) from Indian EEZ.

A new species of Mustelus (Family: Triakidae) from Indian EEZ.

Published in February 2011. Cubelio, S.S., Remya R and Kurup, B.M. ABSTRACT: A species of shark of the genus Mustelus belonging to the family Triakidae new to the science has been described. The new species was collected during the commercial trawling operation conducted along the continental slope of Indian EEZ. It is compared with...

Morphology and phylogenetic relationships of a remarkable new genus and two new species of Neotropical freshwater stingrays from the Amazon basin (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae)

Morphology and phylogenetic relationships of a remarkable new genus and two new species of Neotropical freshwater stingrays from the Amazon basin (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae)

Published on 24. February 2011. Marcelo R. de Carvalho, Nathan R. Lovejoy ABSTRACT: The morphology and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and two new species of Neotropical freshwater stingrays, family Potamotrygonidae, are investigated and described in detail. The new genus, Heliotrygon, n. gen., and its two new species, Heliotrygon gomesi, n. sp. (type-species)...

Migration Pathways, Behavioural Thermoregulation and Overwintering Grounds of Blue Sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Migration Pathways, Behavioural Thermoregulation and Overwintering Grounds of Blue Sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Published on 23. February 2011. Campana SE, Dorey A, Fowler M, Joyce W, Wang Z, et al. ABSTRACT: The blue shark Prionace glauca is the most abundant large pelagic shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Although recaptures of tagged sharks have shown that the species is highly migratory, migration pathways towards the overwintering grounds remain...

From monsoons to mantas: seasonal distribution of Manta alfredi in the Maldives

From monsoons to mantas: seasonal distribution of Manta alfredi in the Maldives

Published on 10. February 2011. ANDERSON, R. C., ADAM, M. S. and GOES, J. I. ABSTRACT: The Republic of Maldives in the central Indian Ocean is home to large numbers of manta rays, Manta alfredi. They are known to undertake seasonal migrations within the Maldives, but these movements have not been well documented. The...

Squatina caillieti new species of angel shark Philippine Islands

Squatina caillieti new species of angel shark Philippine Islands

Published on 07. February 2011. Jonathan H. Walsh, David A. Ebert, Leonard J.V. Compagno. ABSTRACT: A new species of angel shark, Squatina caillieti sp. nov., is described from a single specimen collected in deepwater off Luzon in the Philippines. The new species is closest to S. formosa and S. nebulosa, but differs from its...

Seasonal and Long-Term Changes in Relative Abundance of Bull Sharks from a Tourist Shark Feeding Site in Fiji

Seasonal and Long-Term Changes in Relative Abundance of Bull Sharks from a Tourist Shark Feeding Site in Fiji

Published on 27. January 2011. Juerg M. Brunnschweiler, Harald Baensch. ABSTRACT: Shark tourism has become increasingly popular, but remains controversial because of major concerns originating from the need of tour operators to use bait or chum to reliably attract sharks. We used direct underwater sampling to document changes in bull shark Carcharhinus leucas relative...

Range extension of the Endangered great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran in the Northwest Atlantic: preliminary data and significance for conservation

Range extension of the Endangered great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran in the Northwest Atlantic: preliminary data and significance for conservation

Published on 27. January 2011 Neil Hammerschlag, Austin J. Gallagher, Dominique M. Lazarre, Curt Slonim. ABSTRACT: We provide pilot data from a satellite-tracked great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran in the Atlantic, representing the first such data on this species in the literature. The 250 cm shark was tagged off the coast of the middle-Florida...

The Future of Sharks: A Review of Action and Inaction

The Future of Sharks: A Review of Action and Inaction

Jan 27, 2011 The Future of Sharks by PEW / TRAFFIC The 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (IPOA-Sharks) by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) is an opportune time to reflect on global progress in managing shark fisheries. The members of...

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