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Blacktip reef sharks have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range

Blacktip reef sharks have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range

Accepted manuscript online: 22. September 2014 Blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range Thomas M. Vignaud, Johann Mourier, Jeffrey A. Maynard, Raphael Leblois, Julia Spaet, Eric Clua, Valentina Neglia, Serge Planes ABSTRACT: For free-swimming marine species like sharks, only population genetics and demographic history analyses

Tiger shark movement patterns and habitat use in eastern Australian waters

Tiger shark movement patterns and habitat use in eastern Australian waters

Published online on 19. September 2014 Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) movement patterns and habitat use determined by satellite tagging in eastern Australian waters Bonnie J. Holmes, Julian G. Pepperell, Shane P. Griffiths, Fabrice R. A. Jaine, Ian R. Tibbetts, Mike B. Bennett ABSTRACT: Partial migration is considered ubiquitous among vertebrates, but little is known about

Commercial Whale Shark Interaction Tours in Ningaloo Marine Park

Commercial Whale Shark Interaction Tours in Ningaloo Marine Park

COMMERCIAL IN-WATER WHALE SHARK INTERACTION TOURS IN NINGALOO MARINE PARK OPERATING FROM TANTABIDDI WESTERN AUSTRALIA PART OF THE NINGALOO COAST WORLD HERITAGE AREA EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION EOI 1 243 2014 EOI Closing Date 3:00pm (WST) Tuesday 16 September 2014 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Chimaera orientalis – A new species of Chimera from the eastern Pacific Ocean

Chimaera orientalis – A new species of Chimera from the eastern Pacific Ocean

Published on 18. September 2014 Records of chimaeroid fishes (Holocephali: Chimaeriformes) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with the description of a new species of Chimera (Chimaeridae) from the eastern Pacific Ocea Arturo Angulo, Myrna I. López, William A. Bussing, Atsunobu Murase ABSTRACT: A new species of Chimaera Linnaeus 1758 is described from three

Status of angelshark, Squatina squatina, in the Sea of Marmara

Status of angelshark, Squatina squatina, in the Sea of Marmara

Status of angelshark, Squatina squatina (Elasmobranchii: Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) in the Sea of Marmara Hakan Kabasakal, Özgür Kabasakal ABSTRACT: On 4 January 2014, a female specimen of Squatina squatina was entangled in trammel-net, at a depth of about 50 m. The specimen was 174 cm long (total length) and weighed approximately 35 kg. The recent single

Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu

Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks at a provisioning site in Cebu

Published on 16. September 2014 Population structure and residency patterns of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, at a provisioning site in Cebu, Philippines Gonzalo Araujo​, Anna Lucey, Jessica Labaja, Catherine Lee So, Sally Snow, Alessandro Ponzo ABSTRACT: This study represents the first description of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, occurring at a provisioning site in Oslob, Cebu,

Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations

Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations

Published on 10. September 2014 Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations: Implications of Marine Park Zoning Mario Espinoza, Mike Cappo, Michelle R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Quantifying shark distribution patterns and species-specific habitat associations in response to geographic and environmental drivers is critical to assessing risk of exposure to fishing,

Risk assessment of cartilaginous fish populations

Risk assessment of cartilaginous fish populations

Published online on 08. September 2014 Risk assessment of cartilaginous fish populations Enric Cortés, Elizabeth N. Brooks, Kyle W. Shertze ABSTRACT: We review three broad categories of risk assessment methodology used for cartilaginous fish: productivity-susceptibility analysis (PSA), demographic methods, and quantitative stock assessments. PSA is generally a semi-quantitative approach useful as an exploratory or triage

Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia

Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia

Published online on 09. September 2014 Movements and habitat use of reef manta rays off eastern Australia: offshore excursions, deep diving and eddy affinity revealed by satellite telemetry F. R. A. Jaine, C. A. Rohner, S. J. Weeks, L. I. E. Couturier, M. B. Bennett, K. A. Townsend, A. J. Richardson ABSTRACT: Manta rays (Manta

Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions

Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions

Published online on 11. August 2014 Odor tracking in sharks is reduced under future ocean acidification conditions Danielle L. Dixson, Ashley R. Jennings, Jelle Atema, Philip L. Munday ABSTRACT: Recent studies show that ocean acidification impairs sensory functions and alters the behavior of teleost fishes. If sharks and other elasmobranchs are similarly affected, this could

Unprovoked Shark Bites: Are They Becoming More Prevalent?

Unprovoked Shark Bites: Are They Becoming More Prevalent?

Published online on 05. September 2014 Unprovoked Shark Bites: Are They Becoming More Prevalent? Daryl McPhee ABSTRACT: An unprovoked shark bite is an extremely infrequent, but highly disturbing hazard for water sport participants in many parts of the world. Information was analysed on the total number of unprovoked shark bites between 1982 and 2011. In

A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae

A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae

Published on 04. September 2014 A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae, with definitions for the valid genera William T. White ABSTRACT: The generic arrangement of the eagle rays (Family Myliobatidae) is revised and the genus Pteromylaeus Garman, 1913 is placed into the synonymy of Aetomylaeus Garman, 1908. Definitions are provided for

The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark

The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark

Published online on 29. August 2014 Circling the Blood in the Water: The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark Derek Julio ABSTRACT: The purpose of legislation like the Endangered Species Act is to provide a means to conserve the ecosystems of endangered and threatened species, but not all species that may

Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America

Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America

Published on 20. August 2014 Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America (Santa Cruz Province, Argentina) Elena R. Schroeter, Victoria M. Egerton, Lucio M. Ibiricu, Kenneth J. Lacovara ABSTRACT: Here we report multiple lamniform shark teeth recovered from fluvial sediments in the (Campanian-Maastrichtian) Cerro Fortaleza Formation, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. This

Post-release survivorship studies on thresher sharks captured in the southern California recreational fishery

Post-release survivorship studies on thresher sharks captured in the southern California recreational fishery

Published online on 02. August 2014 Post-release survivorship studies on common thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) captured in the southern California recreational fishery C.A. Sepulveda, C. Heberer, S.A. Aalbers, N. Spear, M. Kinney, D. Bernal, S. Kohin ABSTRACT: The common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) is the focus of a popular southern California recreational fishery that targets

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