Publications

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FAO Poster: Barbados Sharks and Rays

FAO Poster: Barbados Sharks and Rays

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First record of second-generation facultative parthenogenesis in a vertebrate species, the whitespotted bambooshark

First record of second-generation facultative parthenogenesis in a vertebrate species, the whitespotted bambooshark

Published online on 03. January 2016 First record of second-generation facultative parthenogenesis in a vertebrate species, the whitespotted bambooshark Chiloscyllium plagiosum N. Straube, K. P. Lampert, M. F. Geiger, J. D. Weiß, J. X. Kirchhauser ABSTRACT: In this study, two parthenogenetic events within a family of the whitespotted bambooshark Chiloscyllium plagiosum are reported. A...

Olfaction Contributes to Pelagic Navigation in a Coastal Shark

Olfaction Contributes to Pelagic Navigation in a Coastal Shark

Published on 06. January 2016 Olfaction Contributes to Pelagic Navigation in a Coastal Shark Andrew P. Nosal, Yi Chao, John D. Farrara, Fei Chai, Philip A. Hastings ABSTRACT: How animals navigate the constantly moving and visually uniform pelagic realm, often along straight paths between distant sites, is an enduring mystery. The mechanisms enabling pelagic...

Benefits of marine protected areas for tropical coastal sharks

Benefits of marine protected areas for tropical coastal sharks

Published online on 29. December 2015 Benefits of marine protected areas for tropical coastal sharks Peter M. Yates, Andrew J. Tobin, Michelle R. Heupel, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Coastal sharks face increasing pressure from anthropogenic impacts and environmental change. Estimated population declines in some species have created uncertainty about the effectiveness of existing management...

Recreational saltwater angler behaviours and attitudes regarding shark encounters and conservation

Recreational saltwater angler behaviours and attitudes regarding shark encounters and conservation

Published online on 21 December 2015 Catching sharks: recreational saltwater angler behaviours and attitudes regarding shark encounters and conservation Kate Mcclellan Press, John Mandelman, Elizabeth Burgess, Steven J. Cooke, Vivian M. Nguyen, Andy J. Danylchuk ABSTRACT: With the increasing popularity of recreational angling around the world, there is a need to better understand the...

Identification Guide to Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the Philippines

Identification Guide to Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the Philippines

Pating Ka Ba? An Identification Guide to Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the Philippines Alava, M.N.R., J.P.A. Gaudiano, J.T. Utzurrum, E.E. Capuli, M.T.R. Aquino, M-M. Luchavez-Maypa, M.D. Santos Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource, 2014 PDF – DOWNLOAD     ...

First records of the leopard electric ray in the Ecuadorian Pacific

First records of the leopard electric ray in the Ecuadorian Pacific

Published in December 2015 First records of the leopard electric ray Narcine leoparda (Torpediniformes: Narcinidae) in the Ecuadorian Pacific Colombo Estupiñan-Montaño, Felipe Galván-Magaña ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to report the presence of the leopard electric ray Narcine leoparda in Ecuadorian waters; to date, this is the southernmost report of this species...

Tooth and scale morphogenesis in shark

Tooth and scale morphogenesis in shark

Published on 24. December 2015 Tooth and scale morphogenesis in shark: an alternative process to the mammalian enamel knot system Mélanie Debiais-Thibaud, Roxane Chiori, Sébastien Enault, Silvan Oulion, Isabelle Germon, Camille Martinand-Mari, Didier Casane, Véronique Borday-Birraux ABSTRACT: Background The gene regulatory network involved in tooth morphogenesis has been extremely well described in mammals and...

Reef sharks: recent advances in ecological understanding to inform conservation

Reef sharks: recent advances in ecological understanding to inform conservation

First published online on 28 December 2015 Reef sharks: recent advances in ecological understanding to inform conservation G. J. Osgood and J. K. Baum ABSTRACT: Sharks are increasingly being recognized as important members of coral-reef communities, but their overall conservation status remains uncertain. Nine of the 29 reef-shark species are designated as data deficient...

The diversity, distribution and status of deep-water elasmobranchs in the Rockall Trough, north-east Atlantic Ocean

The diversity, distribution and status of deep-water elasmobranchs in the Rockall Trough, north-east Atlantic Ocean

First published online on 28 December 2015 The diversity, distribution and status of deep-water elasmobranchs in the Rockall Trough, north-east Atlantic Ocean F. C. Neat, F. Burns, E. Jones, T. Blasdale ABSTRACT: Data from a scientific deep-water trawl fisheries survey in the north-east Atlantic were analysed to determine the spatial and bathymetric distribution of...

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