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Microsatellite loci confirm a lack of population connectivity among globally distributed populations of the tope shark

Microsatellite loci confirm a lack of population connectivity among globally distributed populations of the tope shark

Published online on 15. July 2015 Microsatellite loci confirm a lack of population connectivity among globally distributed populations of the tope shark Galeorhinus galeus (Triakidae) C. L. Chabot ABSTRACT: This study used 11 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci to determine the population connectivity of five geographically isolated populations of tope shark Galeorhinus galeus (Africa, Australia,...

Report: Spurdog Bycatch Data in the North Minch Fishery, Scotland

Report: Spurdog Bycatch Data in the North Minch Fishery, Scotland

Fox, C. (2015) Collection of bycatch data for spurdog (Squalus acanthias) in the North Minch fishery: Report of Fishing Industry Science Alliance (FISA) Project 02/13 Report presenting new data on the levels of spurdog bycatch, locations of by-catch and biological information in terms of the sizes and sex of the fish caught in order...

The First Cenozoic Record of a Fossil Megamouth Shark from Asia

The First Cenozoic Record of a Fossil Megamouth Shark from Asia

Published in July 2015 The First Cenozoic Record of a Fossil Megamouth Shark (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae) from Asia Taketeru Tomita, Kiyoko Yokoyama ABSTRACT: The megamouth shark (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae) is one of four extant planktivorous elasmobranch lineages, but its fossil record is quite limited. In the present study, we report a new discovery of a rare...

Novel method for shark age estimation using near infrared spectroscopy

Novel method for shark age estimation using near infrared spectroscopy

Published online on 21. July 2015 Novel method for shark age estimation using near infrared spectroscopy C. L. Rigby, B. B. Wedding, S. Grauf, C. A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Accurate age determination is an important component of assessing and managing fish populations, yet traditional ageing using growth bands is time-consuming and has limitations. In the...

Presentation: UK Project on Spurdog and the Landing Obligation

Presentation: UK Project on Spurdog and the Landing Obligation

PowerPoint Presentation: Aligning Spurdog Management with the Landing Obligation under the reformed Common Fisheries Policy NWWAC, Edinburgh, 7th July 2015 PDF – DOWNLOAD  

Vertical and horizontal movements of a silvertip shark in the Fijian archipelago

Vertical and horizontal movements of a silvertip shark in the Fijian archipelago

Published on 14. July 2015 Vertical and horizontal movements of a silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) in the Fijian archipelago Mark E Bond, Emily Tolentino, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Lucy A Howey ABSTRACT: Background Despite widespread distribution and occurrence in the global shark fin trade, information regarding fundamental biology of the silvertip shark, especially vertical and horizontal...

The Role of Olfactory Cues in the Homing Behavior of Blacktip Sharks

The Role of Olfactory Cues in the Homing Behavior of Blacktip Sharks

Published online on 13. July 2015 Smells Like Home: The Role of Olfactory Cues in the Homing Behavior of Blacktip Sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus Jayne M. Gardiner, Nicholas M. Whitney, Robert E. Hueter ABSTRACT: Animal navigation in the marine environment is believed to be guided by different sensory cues over different spatial scales. Geomagnetic cues...

Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark

Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark

Published online on 14. July 2015 Restricted movements and mangrove dependency of the nervous shark Carcharhinus cautus in nearshore coastal waters L. Escalle, C. W. Speed, M. G. Meekan, W. T. White, R. C. Babcock, R. D. Pillans, C. Huveneers ABSTRACT: This study used a network of acoustic receivers deployed around a no-take zone...

Age and growth of the midwater crocodile shark Pseudocarcharias kamoharai

Age and growth of the midwater crocodile shark Pseudocarcharias kamoharai

Published online on 14. July 2015 Age and growth of the midwater crocodile shark Pseudocarcharias kamoharai R. Lessa, H. A. Andrade, K. L. De Lima, F. M. Santana ABSTRACT: Age and growth were analysed on the basis of 372 vertebrae from specimens of the crocodile shark Pseudocarcharias kamoharai (66·0–122·0 cm, total length, LT) collected in...

Feeding habits of the speckled guitarfish Rhinobatos glaucostigma

Feeding habits of the speckled guitarfish Rhinobatos glaucostigma

Published online on 06. July 2015 Feeding habits of the speckled guitarfish Rhinobatos glaucostigma (Elasmobranchii: Rhinobatidae) R. E. Lara-Mendoza, J. F. Márquez-Farías, J. C. Román-Reyes ABSTRACT: The stomachs of 464 speckled guitarfish Rhinobatos glaucostigma were sampled from the south-eastern Gulf of California (GC) to determine diet composition. Numerical indices and prey-specific index of relative...

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