Publications

Ontogeny of head and caudal fin shape of an apex marine predator: The tiger shark

Ontogeny of head and caudal fin shape of an apex marine predator: The tiger shark

11. February 2016 Ontogeny of head and caudal fin shape of an apex marine predator: The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Amy L. Fu, Neil Hammerschlag, George V. Lauder, Cheryl D. Wilga, Chi-Yun Kuo, Duncan J. Irschick ABSTRACT: How morphology changes with size can have profound effects on the life history and ecology of an animal.

Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world

Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world

Published online on 10. February 2016 Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world, with a focus on biogeographical diversity S. Weigmann ABSTRACT: An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, batoids and chimaeras) of the world is presented. As of 7 November 2015, the number of species totals 1188,

Mobula kuhlii cleaning station identified at an inshore reef in southern Mozambique

Mobula kuhlii cleaning station identified at an inshore reef in southern Mozambique

Published on 09. February 2016 Mobula kuhlii cleaning station identified at an inshore reef in southern Mozambique Calum JG Murie​, Andrea D Marshall ABSTRACT : Cleaning interactions between the short fin devil ray, Mobula kuhlii, and the blue streaked cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, were observed at two sites on a single reef in southern Mozambique.

Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments

Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments

Published online on 05. February 2016 Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments Thomas Morris, Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage, Stephen Lamberth, Cecile Reed ABSTRACT: Concentrations of metals in the tissues of the sharks Callorhinchus capensis, Rhinobatos annulatus and Rhinobatos blochii collected in False Bay and Saldanha Bay, South Africa, in 2013 were investigated.

Implantation and Recovery of Long-Term Archival Transceivers in a Migratory Shark with High Site Fidelity

Implantation and Recovery of Long-Term Archival Transceivers in a Migratory Shark with High Site Fidelity

Published on 05. February 2016 Implantation and Recovery of Long-Term Archival Transceivers in a Migratory Shark with High Site Fidelity Danielle E. Haulsee, Dewayne A. Fox, Matthew W. Breece, Tonya M. Clauss, Matthew J. Oliver ABSTRACT: We developed a long-term tagging method that can be used to understand species assemblages and social groupings associated with

Assessment of a data-limited, multi-species shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Assessment of a data-limited, multi-species shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Published online on 02. February 2016 Assessment of a data-limited, multi-species shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and south-east Queensland Alastair V. Harry, Richard J. Saunders, Jonathan J. Smart, Peter M. Yates, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Andrew J. Tobin ABSTRACT: The status of five species of commercially exploited sharks within the Great Barrier

Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark inferred from the mitochondrial genome

Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark inferred from the mitochondrial genome

Published online on 01. February 2016 Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus inferred from the mitochondrial genome Carlos Bustamante, Michael B. Bennett, Jennifer R. Ovenden ABSTRACT: The genetype of Chlamydoselachus anguineus from Australian waters is described using the whole mitochondrial genome obtained from Illumina NGS technology. Total length of the mitogenome

Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator (Bull shark)

Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator (Bull shark)

Published on 03. February 2016 Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator: Opportunistic Foraging and Reproduction as Key Drivers? Mario Espinoza, Michelle R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Understanding animal movement decisions that involve migration is critical for evaluating population connectivity, and thus persistence. Recent work on sharks has shown

Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary

Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary

Published on 29. January 2016 Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary Amy F. Smoothey, Charles A. Gray, Steve J. Kennelly, Oliver J. Masens, Victor M. Peddemors, Wayne A. Robinson ABSTRACT: Information about spatial and temporal variability in the distribution and abundance of shark-populations are required for their conservation, management

Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa

Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa

Published on 30. January 2016 Tracking white sharks in a dynamic system at the southern tip of Africa Oliver JD Jewell​, David Edwards ABSTRACT: Sharks and rays are among the most important of marine megafauna as they are ecologically vital predators. However, most species are threatened and over exploited. Identifying core-habitats and movement patterns within

Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?

Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species?

Published online on 28. January 2016 Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species? Expanding its distribution range in the Atlantic Ocean using at-sea observer data A. Domingo, R. Coelho, E. Cortes, B. Garcia-Cortes, F. Mas, J. Mejuto, P. Miller, A. Ramos-Cartelle, M. N. Santos, K. Yokawa ABSTRACT: The occurrence of tiger shark Galeocerdo

Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots

Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots

Published online on 25. January 2016 Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphries, Gonzalo Mucientes, Neil Hammerschlag, Fernando P. Lima, Kylie L. Scales, Peter I. Miller, Lara L. Sousa, Rui Seabra, David W. Sims ABSTRACT: Overfishing is arguably the greatest ecological threat facing the

SNH Commissioned Report 908: Basking shark satellite tagging project

SNH Commissioned Report 908: Basking shark satellite tagging project

Witt, M.J., Doherty, P.D., Godley, B.J. Graham, R.T. Hawkes, L.A. & Henderson, S.M. 2016. Basking shark satellite tagging project: insights into basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) movement, distribution and behaviour using satellite telemetry. Final Report. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 908. PDF – DOWNLOAD  

The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark

The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark

Published online on 18. January 2016 The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum, Bonaterre) Nicholas M. Whitney, Karissa O. Lear, Lindsay C. Gaskins, Adrian C. Gleiss ABSTRACT: Sharks and other top predators have a substantial impact on their ecosystems through trophically mediated effects, and understanding

The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports

The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports

Published on 22. January 2016 The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports, Markets, and Customs Detention: A DNA Barcoding Analysis Po-Shun Chuang, Tzu-Chiao Hung, Hung-An Chang, Chien-Kang Huang, Jen-Chieh Shiao ABSTRACT: The increasing consumption of shark products, along with the shark’s fishing vulnerabilities, has led to the decrease in certain shark