Publications

Integrating social network analysis and fine-scale positioning to characterize the associations of a benthic shark

Integrating social network analysis and fine-scale positioning to characterize the associations of a benthic shark

Published online on 18. April 2016 Integrating social network analysis and fine-scale positioning to characterize the associations of a benthic shark N.C. Armansin, K.A. Lee, C. Huveneers, R.G. Harcourt ABSTRACT: Many shark species form groups; yet the drivers of this behaviour are not well understood. Aggregations have been presumed to be a function of resource

Are critically endangered fish back on the menu? Analysis of U.K. fisheries data suggest post-ban landings of prohibited skates in European waters

Are critically endangered fish back on the menu? Analysis of U.K. fisheries data suggest post-ban landings of prohibited skates in European waters

Published online on 06. April 2016 Are critically endangered fish back on the menu? Analysis of U.K. fisheries data suggest post-ban landings of prohibited skates in European waters Samantha J. Simpson, David W. Sims ABSTRACT: Skates (Rajidae) have been commercially exploited in Europe for hundreds of years with some species’ abundances declining dramatically during the

Diet comparison between silky sharks and scalloped hammerhead sharks off the south-west coast of Mexico

Diet comparison between silky sharks and scalloped hammerhead sharks off the south-west coast of Mexico

Published on 11. April 2016 Diet comparison between silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) off the south-west coast of Mexico Isaac Antonio Flores-Martínez, Yassir Edén Torres-Rojas, Felipe Galván-Magaña, Julia Ramos-Miranda ABSTRACT: Ecologists examine diet composition in order to assess the spatial and temporal variations in interactions between species, the impact of

Identifying the “demon whale-biter”: Patterns of scarring on large whales attributed to a cookie-cutter shark

Identifying the “demon whale-biter”: Patterns of scarring on large whales attributed to a cookie-cutter shark

Published on 07. April 2016 Identifying the “demon whale-biter”: Patterns of scarring on large whales attributed to a cookie-cutter shark Isistius sp Peter B. Best, Theoni Photopoulou ABSTRACT: The presence of crater-like wounds on cetaceans and other large marine vertebrates and invertebrates has been attributed to various organisms. We review the evidence for the identity

Greenpeace: Made in Taiwan

Greenpeace: Made in Taiwan

Made in Taiwan Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries Greenpeace, April 2016 PDF – DOWNLOAD   –  

Distribution of skates and sharks in the North Sea: 112 years of change

Distribution of skates and sharks in the North Sea: 112 years of change

Published online on 15. April 2016 Distribution of skates and sharks in the North Sea: 112 years of change Camilla Sguotti, Christopher P. Lynam, Bernardo García-Carreras, Jim R. Ellis, Georg H. Engelhard ABSTRACT: How have North Sea skate and shark assemblages changed since the early 20th century when bottom trawling became widespread, while their environment

NPOA for the Conservation of Sharks and Rays in Cuba

NPOA for the Conservation of Sharks and Rays in Cuba

National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Chondrichthyes in the Republic of Cuba. Ministry of the Food Industry. Havana, Cuba. 2015 PDF – DOWNLOAD  

Higher Abundance of Marine Predators and Changes in Fishers’ Behavior Following Spatial Protection within the World’s Biggest Shark Fishery

Higher Abundance of Marine Predators and Changes in Fishers’ Behavior Following Spatial Protection within the World’s Biggest Shark Fishery

Published on 07. April 2016 Higher Abundance of Marine Predators and Changes in Fishers’ Behavior Following Spatial Protection within the World’s Biggest Shark Fishery Vanessa F. Jaiteh, Steve J. Lindfield, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Carol Warren, Ben Fitzpatrick, Neil R. Loneragan ABSTRACT: Fisheries are complex social-ecological systems, where managers struggle to balance the socio-economic interests of fishing

Notoraja martinezi sp. nov., a new species of deepwater skate and the first record of the genus Notoraja

Notoraja martinezi sp. nov., a new species of deepwater skate and the first record of the genus Notoraja

Published on 05. April 2016 Notoraja martinezi sp. nov., a new species of deepwater skate and the first record of the genus Notoraja Ishiyama, 1958 (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae) from the eastern Pacific Ocean Francisco J. Concha, David A. Ebert, Douglas J. Long ABSTRACT: A new arhynchobatid skate, Notoraja martinezi, sp. nov., is described from four specimens

Comparison of the Morphology and Histomorphometry of Spermatogenic Cyst of Three Sharks Species

Comparison of the Morphology and Histomorphometry of Spermatogenic Cyst of Three Sharks Species

Published online on 04. April 2016 Comparison of the Morphology and Histomorphometry of Spermatogenic Cyst of Three Sharks Species With Diametric Testes Mariana Gomes do Rêgo, John L. Fitzpatrick, Fabio Hissa V. Hazin, Maria Lucia. G. Araujo, Maria Edna Gomes Barros, Joaquim Evêncio Neto ABSTRACT: Characterization of the reproductive anatomy of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, rays,

Effects of Including Misidentified Sharks in Life History Analyses

Effects of Including Misidentified Sharks in Life History Analyses

Published on 08. April 2016 Effects of Including Misidentified Sharks in Life History Analyses: A Case Study on the Grey Reef Shark Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos from Papua New Guinea Jonathan J. Smart , Andrew Chin, Leontine Baje, Madeline E. Green, Sharon A. Appleyard, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, William T. White ABSTRACT: Fisheries observer programs

Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark

Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark

Published on 07. April 2016 Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris J. L. Brooks, T. L. Guttridge, B. R. Franks, R. D. Grubbs, D. D. Chapman, S. H. Gruber, J. D. Dibattista, K. A. Feldheim ABSTRACT: A combination of mark–recapture and genetic sampling was used to extend

Does the whale shark aggregate along the Western Australian coastline beyond Ningaloo Reef?

Does the whale shark aggregate along the Western Australian coastline beyond Ningaloo Reef?

Published on 01. April 2016 Does the whale shark aggregate along the Western Australian coastline beyond Ningaloo Reef? Bradley M. Norman, Samantha Reynolds, David L. Morgan ABSTRACT: Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) seasonally aggregate at Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef in the austral autumn and winter, but their occurrence beyond this region during spring and summer remains

Cadmium concentration in liver and muscle of silky shark in the tip of Baja California south, México

Cadmium concentration in liver and muscle of silky shark in the tip of Baja California south, México

Published online on 24. March 2016 Cadmium concentration in liver and muscle of silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the tip of Baja California south, México Rafael Terrazas-López, Laura Arreola-Mendoza, Felipe Galván-Magaña, Marlene Anguiano-Zamora, S.B. Sujitha, M.P. Jonathan ABSTRACT: Cadmium concentrations were determined in the tissues of muscle and liver of Carcharhinus falciformis (silky shark) sampled

Does the grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus) exhibit agonistic pectoral fin depression?

Does the grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus) exhibit agonistic pectoral fin depression?

Published on 11. March 2016 Does the grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus) exhibit agonistic pectoral fin depression? A stereo-video photogrammetric assessment off eastern Australia Kirby R. Smith, Carol Scarpaci , Brett M. Louden, Nicholas M. Otway ABSTRACT: Underwater stereo-video photogrammetry was used to document the pectoral fin positions of various life-history stages of the critically