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Seasonal aggregations of sharks near coastal power plants in Israel

Seasonal aggregations of sharks near coastal power plants in Israel

Published on 12. March 2018 Seasonal aggregations of sharks near coastal power plants in Israel: an emerging phenomenon Adi Barash, Renanel Pickholtz, Eliezer Pickholtz, Leon Blaustein, Gil Rilov ABSTRACT: Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea are at extremely high risk, and their populations are rapidly declining. In the Eastern Mediterranean along the Israeli coastline, anecdotal observations

Habitat geography around Hawaii influences tiger shark spatial behaviour and shark bite risk at ocean recreation sites

Habitat geography around Hawaii influences tiger shark spatial behaviour and shark bite risk at ocean recreation sites

Published online on 21. March 2018 Habitat geography around Hawaii’s oceanic islands influences tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) spatial behaviour and shark bite risk at ocean recreation sites Carl G. Meyer, James M. Anderson, Daniel M. Coffey, Melanie R. Hutchinson, Mark A. Royer, Kim N. Holland ABSTRACT: We compared tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) spatial behaviour among

Diet and trophic level of the longnose spurdog around the Maltese Islands

Diet and trophic level of the longnose spurdog around the Maltese Islands

Published online on 15. March 2018 Diet and trophic level of the longnose spurdog, Squalus blainville (Risso, 1826) in the 25-nautical mile Fisheries Management Zone around the Maltese Islands L.Bonnici, J.J.Bonello, P.J.Schembri ABSTRACT: The longnose spurdog, Squalus blainville (Risso, 1826), is reported to feed on bony fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans but misidentifications have resulted in

Predicting sustainable shark harvests when stock assessments are lacking

Predicting sustainable shark harvests when stock assessments are lacking

Published on 22. March 2018 Predicting sustainable shark harvests when stock assessments are lacking Corey J A Bradshaw, Thomas A A Prowse, Michael Drew, Bronwyn M Gillanders, Steven C Donnellan, Charlie Huveneers, Handling editor: Anna Kuparinen ABSTRACT: Effective fisheries management generally requires reliable data describing the target species’ life-history characteristics, the size of its harvested

A Review of Recent Status on Stingrays In Indonesian Waters

A Review of Recent Status on Stingrays In Indonesian Waters

Published on 09. March 2018 A Review of Recent Status on Stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) In Indonesian Waters Yuanita Windusari, Muhammad Iqbal ABSTRACT: In this paper, the status of stingrays (family Dasyatidae) in Indonesian waters are summarized. There are 40 valid species of stingrays recorded here. Based on distribution of stingrays within seven faunal region of

First record and DNA Barcoding of Oman Cownose Ray from Andaman Sea, India

First record and DNA Barcoding of Oman Cownose Ray from Andaman Sea, India

Published on 27 February 2018 First record and DNA Barcoding of Oman Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera jayakari, Boulenger, 1895 from Andaman Sea, India Pradeep H. D., Swapnil S. S., Nashad M., Venu S., Ravi Ranjan K., Sumitha G., Monalisha Devi S., Farejiya M. K ABSTRACT: Strategically located to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal and

New Species of Angel Shark from Brazil

New Species of Angel Shark from Brazil

Published on 05. March 2018 New Species of Squatina (Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) from Brazil, with Comments on the Taxonomy of Angel Sharks from the Central and Northwestern Atlantic Diego F. B. Vaz, Marcelo R. de Carvalho ABSTRACT: Morphological analysis of South- and Northwestern Atlantic specimens of Squatina revealed an undescribed species of angel shark occurring on

Community structure of elasmobranchs in estuaries along the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Community structure of elasmobranchs in estuaries along the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Published online 2. March 2018 Community structure of elasmobranchs in estuaries along the northwest Gulf of Mexico Jeffrey D. Plumlee, Kaylan M. Dance, Philip Matich, John A. Mohan, Travis M. Richards, Thomas C. TinHan, Mark R. Fisher, R.J.David Wells ABSTRACT: Estuaries promote high levels of productivity and biodiversity by providing habitat for many biological communities

Genetic diversity and connectivity of the megamouth shark

Genetic diversity and connectivity of the megamouth shark

Published on 05. March 2018 Genetic diversity and connectivity of the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) Shang Yin Vanson Liu​, Shoou Jeng Joung, Chi-Ju Yu, Hua-Hsun Hsu, Wen-Pei Tsai, Kwang Ming Liu ABSTRACT: The megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) was described as a new species in 1983. Since then, only ca. 100 individuals have been observed or

Quantifying shark depredation in a recreational fishery in Ningaloo

Quantifying shark depredation in a recreational fishery in Ningaloo

Published on 25. January 2018 Quantifying shark depredation in a recreational fishery in the Ningaloo Marine Park and Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia J. D. Mitchell, D. L. McLean, S. P. Collin, S. Taylor, G. Jackson, R. Fisher, T. J. Langlois ABSTRACT: Shark depredation, where a shark consumes a hooked fish before it can be retrieved

DNA-based identification reveals illegal trade of threatened shark species

DNA-based identification reveals illegal trade of threatened shark species

Published on 20. February 2018 DNA-based identification reveals illegal trade of threatened shark species in a global elasmobranch conservation hotspot Leonardo Manir Feitosa, Ana Paula Barbosa Martins, Tommaso Giarrizzo, Wagner Macedo, Iann Leonardo Monteiro, Romário Gemaque, Jorge Luiz Silva Nunes, Fernanda Gomes, Horácio Schneider, Iracilda Sampaio, Rosália Souza, João Bráullio Sales, Luís Fernando Rodrigues-Filho, Lígia

Total population size of white sharks in eastern Australia and New Zealand

Total population size of white sharks in eastern Australia and New Zealand

Published on 08. February 2018 Genetic relatedness reveals total population size of white sharks in eastern Australia and New Zealand R. M. Hillary, M. V. Bravington, T. A. Patterson, P. Grewe, R. Bradford, P. Feutry, R. Gunasekera, V. Peddemors, J. Werry, M. P. Francis, C. A. J. Duffy, B. D. Bruce ABSTRACT: Conservation concerns exist

Resurrection of the sixgill shark Hexanchus vitulus

Resurrection of the sixgill shark Hexanchus vitulus

Published on 13. February 2018 Resurrection of the sixgill shark Hexanchus vitulus Springer & Waller, 1969 (Hexanchiformes, Hexanchidae), with comments on its distribution in the northwest Atlantic Ocean Toby S. Daly-Engel, E. Baremore, R. Dean Grubbs, Simon J. B. Gulak, Rachel T. Graham, Michael P. Enzenauer ABSTRACT: The sixgill sharks of the genus Hexanchus (Hexanchiformes,

WildAid: Sharks in Crisis

WildAid: Sharks in Crisis

SHARKS IN CRISIS EVIDENCE OF POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL CHANGE IN CHINA AS NEW THREATS EMERGE WILDAID, 2018 PDF- DOWNLOAD  

Elasmobranch bycatch in the Italian Adriatic pelagic trawl fishery

Elasmobranch bycatch in the Italian Adriatic pelagic trawl fishery

Published on 29. January 2018 Elasmobranch bycatch in the Italian Adriatic pelagic trawl fishery Bonanomi S, Pulcinella J, Fortuna CM, Moro F, Sala A ABSTRACT: Elasmobranchs are among the most threatened long-lived marine species worldwide, and incidental capture is a major source of mortality. The northern central Adriatic Sea, though one of the most overfished

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