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Determining the Role of Hand Feeding Practices in Accidental Shark Bites on Scuba Divers

Determining the Role of Hand Feeding Practices in Accidental Shark Bites on Scuba Divers

Published online on 26. November 2015 Determining the Role of Hand Feeding Practices in Accidental Shark Bites on Scuba Divers Clua EE and Torrente F ABSTRACT: Introduction: Shark-based ecotourism is significantly developing around the world, often without appropriate management of risk. This activity involves a risk of accidental bites on divers that can be quite

Code of conduct compliance and behaviour of whale sharks in Oslob

Code of conduct compliance and behaviour of whale sharks in Oslob

Published on 26. November 2015 Learning from a provisioning site: code of conduct compliance and behaviour of whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines Anna Schleimer, Gonzalo Araujo, Luke Penketh, Anna Heath, Emer McCoy, Jessica Labaja, Anna Lucey, Alessandro Ponzo ABSTRACT: While shark-based tourism is a rapidly growing global industry, there is ongoing controversy about the

Risk perceptions and conservation ethics among recreational anglers

Risk perceptions and conservation ethics among recreational anglers

Published online on 25. November 2015 Risk perceptions and conservation ethics among recreational anglers targeting threatened sharks in the subtropical Atlantic Austin J. Gallagher, Steven J. Cooke, Neil Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: Recreational fisheries management has traditionally been more concerned with quantifiable, catch-centric goals than angler-centric perceptions. However, the attitudes of fishers affect their behavior, which can

Distribution and comments on the morphology of Centroscymnus owstonii with focus on the Indian Ocean

Distribution and comments on the morphology of Centroscymnus owstonii with focus on the Indian Ocean

Published online on 19. November 2015 Distribution and comments on the morphology of Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae), with focus on its occurrence in the Indian Ocean Simon Weigmann, Diego F. B. Vaz, William T. White, Marcelo R. de Carvalho, Ralf Thiel ABSTRACT: The Roughskin Dogfish Centroscymnus owstonii is one of the most widespread

Husbandry of Tropical Benthonic Sharks

Husbandry of Tropical Benthonic Sharks

Published on 18. November 2015 Husbandry of Tropical Benthonic Sharks: First Step to Develop Breeding Controlled Protocols with Conservation Purpose Delia Ventura ABSTRACT: In the IUCN Red List, Chiloscyllium punctatum, Chiloscyllium griseum and Atelomycterus marmoratus are classified as “Near Threatened” species . Information’s on their biology are strongly lacking and bad human behaviour, associated to

Estimating Finite Rate of Population Increase for Sharks Based on Vital Parameters

Estimating Finite Rate of Population Increase for Sharks Based on Vital Parameters

Published on 17. November 2015 Estimating Finite Rate of Population Increase for Sharks Based on Vital Parameters Kwang-Ming Liu ,Chien-Pang Chin, Chun-Hui Chen, Jui-Han Chang ABSTRACT: The vital parameter data for 62 stocks, covering 38 species, collected from the literature, including parameters of age, growth, and reproduction, were log-transformed and analyzed using multivariate analyses. Three

First record of bigeye thresher shark and new record of thresher shark from Argentina

First record of bigeye thresher shark and new record of thresher shark from Argentina

Published online on 07. November 2015 First record of bigeye thresher shark (Alopias supercillosus Lowe, 1841) and new record of thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus Bonnaterre, 1788) (Chondrichthyes, Alopiidae) from Argentina J. M. Cuevas, M. García ABSTRACT: No abstract is available for this article. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. Early View Version. doi: 10.1111/jai.12945 SOURCE  

Ocean acidification and global warming impair shark hunting behaviour and growth

Ocean acidification and global warming impair shark hunting behaviour and growth

Published online on 12. November 2015 Ocean acidification and global warming impair shark hunting behaviour and growth Jennifer C. A. Pistevos, Ivan Nagelkerken, Tullio Rossi, Maxime Olmos, Sean D. Connell ABSTRACT: Alterations in predation pressure can have large effects on trophically-structured systems. Modification of predator behaviour via ocean warming has been assessed by laboratory experimentation

Study Case on Controlled Breeding and First Growth Steps of Chiloscyllium punctatum

Study Case on Controlled Breeding and First Growth Steps of Chiloscyllium punctatum

Published on 09. November 2015 Study Case on Controlled Breeding and First Growth Steps of Chiloscyllium punctatum Rossi G, Florio D, Gridelli S ABSTRACT: Such study, conducted at Acquario di Cattolica (Rimini, Italy), lasted six months of observations on Chiloscyllium punctatum reproductive biology. It is an oviparous species present in many aquaria around the world,

Foraging mode of the grey reef shark under two different scenarios

Foraging mode of the grey reef shark under two different scenarios

Published on 20. October 2015 Foraging mode of the grey reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, under two different scenarios W. D. Robbins, P. Renaud ABSTRACT: Knowledge of an animal’s predatory interactions provides insight into its ecological role. Until now, investigation of reef shark predation has relied on artificial stimuli to facilitate feeding events, with few sightings

New insights into the evolutionary history of white sharks

New insights into the evolutionary history of white sharks

Published online on 22. October 2015 New insights into the evolutionary history of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias Sara Andreott, Sophie von der Heyden, Romina Henriques, Michael Rutzen, Michael Meÿer, Herman Oosthuizen, Conrad A. Matthee ABSTRACT: Aim To determine the genetic structure of the white shark population around the South African coastline and, by including data

Methyl mercury concentrations in edible fish and shellfish from the South Island, New Zealand

Methyl mercury concentrations in edible fish and shellfish from the South Island, New Zealand

Published online on 21. October 2015 Methyl mercury concentrations in edible fish and shellfish from Dunedin, and other regions around the South Island, New Zealand Ashish K. Sadhu, Jonathan P. Kim, Hamish Furrell, Ben Bostock ABSTRACT: Methyl mercury (MeHg) concentrations were determined in edible fish and shellfish available in local markets in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Long-distance, return migration across open ocean by a pregnant female bull shark

Long-distance, return migration across open ocean by a pregnant female bull shark

Published online on 29. October 2015 To Madagascar and back: long-distance, return migration across open ocean by a pregnant female bull shark Carcharhinus leucas J. S. E. Lea, N. E. Humphries, C. R. Clarke, D. W. Sims ABSTRACT: A large, pregnant, female bull shark Carcharhinus leucas was tracked migrating from Seychelles across open ocean to

Behaviour and recovery of juvenile lemon sharks in response to external accelerometer tag attachment

Behaviour and recovery of juvenile lemon sharks in response to external accelerometer tag attachment

Published online on 29. October 2015 The behaviour and recovery of juvenile lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris in response to external accelerometer tag attachment R. W. Bullock, T. L. Guttridge, I. G. Cowx, M. Elliott, S. H. Gruber ABSTRACT: Behavioural responses of lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris to a fin-mounted tag package (CEFAS G6A tri-axial accelerometer with

Vulnerability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark to Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Vulnerability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark to Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Published on 22. October 2015 Vulnerability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark to Pelagic Longline Fisheries Mariana Travassos Tolotti, Pascal Bach, Fábio Hazin, Paulo Travassos, Laurent Dagorn ABSTRACT: A combination of fisheries dependent and independent data was used to assess the vulnerability of the oceanic whitetip shark to pelagic longline fisheries. The Brazilian tuna longline fleet,

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