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Global pattern of phylogenetic species composition of shark and its conservation priority

Global pattern of phylogenetic species composition of shark and its conservation priority

Published online on 23. September 2015 Global pattern of phylogenetic species composition of shark and its conservation priority Hungyen Chen, Hirohisa Kishino ABSTRACT: The diversity of marine communities is in striking contrast with the diversity of terrestrial communities. In all oceans, species richness is low in tropical areas and high at latitudes between 20 and

Characterisation of the TNF superfamily members CD40L and BAFF in the small-spotted catshark

Characterisation of the TNF superfamily members CD40L and BAFF in the small-spotted catshark

Published online on 16. September 2015 Characterisation of the TNF superfamily members CD40L and BAFF in the small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) Ronggai Li, Anthony K. Redmond, Tiehui Wang, Steve Bird, Dr. Helen Dooley, Chris J. Secombes ABSTRACT: The tumour necrosis factor superfamily (TNFSF) members CD40L and BAFF play critical roles in mammalian B cell survival,

Swimming strategy and body plan of the world’s largest fish

Swimming strategy and body plan of the world’s largest fish

Published on 15. September 2015 Swimming strategy and body plan of the world’s largest fish: implications for foraging efficiency and thermoregulation Mark G. Meekan, Lee A. Fuiman, Randall Davis, Yuval Berger, Michele Thums ABSTRACT: The largest animals in the oceans eat prey that are orders of magnitude smaller than themselves, implying strong selection for cost-effective

Thesis: Diving Beneath the Surface – A Phenomenological Exploration of Shark Ecotourism

Thesis: Diving Beneath the Surface – A Phenomenological Exploration of Shark Ecotourism

Published in 2015 Diving Beneath the Surface: A Phenomenological Exploration of Shark Ecotourism and Environmental Interpretation from the Perspective of Tourists Jenna Colangelo ABSTRACT: Wildlife ecotourism is becoming a well-established industry due to its ability to contribute to local economies and the growing tourist demand for opportunities to observe endangered or rare species. Wildlife ecotourism

Shark Attack Related Injuries: Epidemiology and Implications for Plastic Surgeons

Shark Attack Related Injuries: Epidemiology and Implications for Plastic Surgeons

Published on 11. September 2015 Shark Attack Related Injuries: Epidemiology and Implications for Plastic Surgeons Joseph A. Ricci, Christina R. Vargas, Dhruv Singhal, Bernard T. Lee ABSTRACT: Background The increased media attention to shark attacks has led to a heightened fear and public awareness. Although few sharks are considered dangerous, attacks on humans can result

Fact sheet: Towards a national population assessment for white sharks

Fact sheet: Towards a national population assessment for white sharks

Towards a national population assessment for white sharks N.J. Bax, Marine Biodiversity Hub ( Sept 2015 ) A unique combination of acoustic tagging and genetic and statistical analysis is contributing to the first evidence-based estimates of white shark population size and status in Australia. White sharks are listed as vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection

Fact sheet: Exploring the status of Australia’s hammerhead sharks

Fact sheet: Exploring the status of Australia’s hammerhead sharks

Exploring the status of Australia’s hammerhead sharks N.J. Bax, Marine Biodiversity Hub ( July 2015 ) Scientists are reviewing a raft of information about hammerhead sharks to provide a basis for better understanding and protecting these unique and susceptible species. Information on the status of Australian hammerhead shark populations is needed to support Australian and

Bythaelurus tenuicephalus n. sp., a new deep-water catshark from the western Indian Ocean

Bythaelurus tenuicephalus n. sp., a new deep-water catshark from the western Indian Ocean

Published on 07. September 2015 Bythaelurus tenuicephalus n. sp., a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the western Indian Ocean Carina Julia Kaschner, Simon Weigmann, Ralf Thiel ABSTRACT: A new dwarf deep-water catshark, Bythaelurus tenuicephalus, is described based on one adult and one juvenile male specimen from off Tanzania and Mozambique in the western Indian

Geographical variability in life-history traits of a midslope dogfish: the brier shark

Geographical variability in life-history traits of a midslope dogfish: the brier shark

Published online on 01. September 2015 Geographical variability in life-history traits of a midslope dogfish: the brier shark Deania calcea B. E. A. Rochowski, T. I. Walker, R. W. Day ABSTRACT: Deania calcea (n = 420) were collected from the catch of deep-water trawlers in the southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery in southern

Dietary Customs related to Shark Cuisine from the Meiji Era to the Present

Dietary Customs related to Shark Cuisine from the Meiji Era to the Present

Published on 05. September 2015 Dietary Customs related to Shark Cuisine from the Meiji Era to the Present Satsuki Une ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to demonstrate Japanese dietary customs surrounding the consumption of shark meat by comparing them with those related to the consumption of stingray, as well as by examining the

Development of the Synarcual in the Elephant Sharks

Development of the Synarcual in the Elephant Sharks

Published on 04. September 2015 Development of the Synarcual in the Elephant Sharks (Holocephali; Chondrichthyes): Implications for Vertebral Formation and Fusion Zerina Johanson, Catherine Boisvert, Anton Maksimenko, Peter Currie, Kate Trinajstic ABSTRACT: The synarcual is a structure incorporating multiple elements of two or more anterior vertebrae of the axial skeleton, forming immediately posterior to the

Evolutionary origins and development of saw-teeth on the sawfish and sawshark rostrum

Evolutionary origins and development of saw-teeth on the sawfish and sawshark rostrum

Published on 02. September 2015 Evolutionary origins and development of saw-teeth on the sawfish and sawshark rostrum (Elasmobranchii; Chondrichthyes) Monique Welten, Moya Meredith Smith, Charlie Underwood, Zerina Johanson ABSTRACT: A well-known characteristic of chondrichthyans (e.g. sharks, rays) is their covering of external skin denticles (placoid scales), but less well understood is the wide morphological diversity

At-vessel and post-release mortality of the dusky and sandbar sharks after longline capture

At-vessel and post-release mortality of the dusky and sandbar sharks after longline capture

Published online on 24. August 2015 At-vessel and post-release mortality of the dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) and sandbar (C. plumbeus) sharks after longline capture Heather Marshall, Gregory Skomal, , Paige G. Ross, , Diego Bernal ABSTRACT: Since the mid 1990’s, stock assessments of shark populations in the northwest Atlantic by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Selective characteristics of a shark-excluding grid device in a Mediterranean trawl

Selective characteristics of a shark-excluding grid device in a Mediterranean trawl

Published online on 24. August 2015 Selective characteristics of a shark-excluding grid device in a Mediterranean trawl Jure Brčić, Bent Herrmann, Francesco De Carlo, Antonello Sala ABSTRACT: Galeus melastomus (blackmouth catshark) is often caught as bycatch in demersal trawls in the Mediterranean. In order to reduce bycatches of shark we tested an excluder grid with

Assessing Indonesian manta and devil ray populations

Assessing Indonesian manta and devil ray populations

Published on 29. August 2015 Assessing Indonesian manta and devil ray populations through historical landings and fishing community interviews Sarah A. Lewis, Naneng Setiasih, Fahmi, Dharmadi, Mary P. O’Malley, Stuart J. Campbell, Muhammad Yusuf, Abraham Sianipar ABSTRACT: International concern is growing with regard to the sustainability of manta and devil ray (collectively mobulids) fisheries as

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