Publications

The effect of biogeographic and phylogeographic barriers on gene flow in the brown smoothhound shark

The effect of biogeographic and phylogeographic barriers on gene flow in the brown smoothhound shark

Published online on 17. March 2015 The effect of biogeographic and phylogeographic barriers on gene flow in the brown smoothhound shark, Mustelus henlei, in the northeastern Pacific Chris L. Chabot, Mario Espinoza, Ismael Mascareñas-Osorio, Axayácatl Rocha-Olivares ABSTRACT: We assessed the effects of the prominent biogeographic (Point Conception and the Peninsula of Baja California) and phylogeographic

Genetic Diversity of White Sharks in the Northwest Atlantic and Southern Africa

Genetic Diversity of White Sharks in the Northwest Atlantic and Southern Africa

Published online on 10. March 2015 Genetic Diversity of White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, in the Northwest Atlantic and Southern Africa Shannon J. O’Leary, Kevin A. Feldheim, Andrew T. Fields, Lisa J. Natanson, Sabine Wintner, Nigel Hussey, Mahmood S. Shivji, Demian D. Chapman ABSTRACT: The white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is both one of the largest apex

Basking sharks and oceanographic fronts: quantifying associations in the north-east Atlantic

Basking sharks and oceanographic fronts: quantifying associations in the north-east Atlantic

Published online on 07. March 2015 Basking sharks and oceanographic fronts: quantifying associations in the north-east Atlantic Peter I. Miller, Kylie L. Scales, Simon N. Ingram, Emily J. Southall, David W. Sims ABSTRACT: Summary Understanding the mechanisms that link oceanographic processes and marine vertebrate space use is critical to our knowledge of marine ecosystem functioning,

Pilot study on behaviour of sharks around Saba using acoustic telemetry

Pilot study on behaviour of sharks around Saba using acoustic telemetry

Pilot study on behaviour of sharks around Saba using acoustic telemetry – Progress report 2014 H.V. Winter, D. Vink, I.J.M. van Beek IMARES Report number C026/15 Publication date: 13-2-2015 PDF – DOWNLOAD  

Using pop-up satellite archival tags to inform selectivity in fisheries stock assessment models

Using pop-up satellite archival tags to inform selectivity in fisheries stock assessment models

Published online on 05. March 2015 Using pop-up satellite archival tags to inform selectivity in fisheries stock assessment models: a case study for the blue shark in the South Atlantic Ocean Felipe Carvalho, Robert Ahrens, Debra Murie, Keith Bigelow, Alexandre Aires-Da-Silva, Mark N. Maunder, Fábio Hazin ABSTRACT: Selectivity has traditionally been well estimated internally in

Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark from Indonesia

Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark from Indonesia

Published on 01. March 2015 Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Carcharhiniformes) from Indonesia Fahmi and William T. White ABSTRACT: A new species of catshark of the genus Atelomycterus is described from eastern Indonesia based on two type specimens. Atelomycterus erdmanni is closely related to A. baliensis and A. marmoratus, being sympatric with

Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations

Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations

Published on 24. February 2015 Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations Michelle R. Heupel, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Mario Espinoza, Amy F. Smoothey, Andrew Tobin, Victor Peddemors ABSTRACT: Understanding movement and connectivity of populations is increasingly important as human and climate change pressures become more pervasive, but can be problematic in difficult to observe

Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile smalltooth sawfish within a nursery habitat

Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile smalltooth sawfish within a nursery habitat

Published online on 20. February 2015 Analysis of fine-scale daily movement patterns of juvenile Pristis pectinata within a nursery habitat Lisa D. Hollensead, R. Dean Grubbs, John K. Carlson, Dana M. Bethea ABSTRACT: Habitat use studies can be used to investigate ecological and behavioural patterns of animals and serve as useful tools for conservation planners.

Gill morphometrics of the thresher sharks

Gill morphometrics of the thresher sharks

Published online on 20. February 2015 Gill morphometrics of the thresher sharks (Genus Alopias): Correlation of gill dimensions with aerobic demand and environmental oxygen Thomas P. Wootton, Chugey A. Sepulveda, Nicholas C. Wegner ABSTRACT: Gill morphometrics of the three thresher shark species (genus Alopias) were determined to examine how metabolism and habitat correlate with respiratory

Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks

Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks

Published online on 13. February 2015 Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks (sphyrnidae) Kyle R. Mara, Philip J. Motta, Andrew P. Martin, Robert E. Hueter ABSTRACT: The study of functional trade-offs is important if a structure, such as the cranium, serves multiple biological roles, and is, therefore, shaped by multiple selective pressures. The

NOAA Fishing restrictions on oceanic whitetip sharks, whale sharks, and silky sharks in the Pacific Ocean

NOAA Fishing restrictions on oceanic whitetip sharks, whale sharks, and silky sharks in the Pacific Ocean

Compliance Guide Fishing Restrictions related to the Oceanic Whitetip Shark, the Silky Shark and the Whale Shark NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office 2015 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Forensic expertise of victims of sharks attacks and bites in Reunion Island

Forensic expertise of victims of sharks attacks and bites in Reunion Island

Published online on 10. August 2014 Expertise médicolégale des victimes d’attaques et de morsures de requins à la Réunion Forensic expertise of victims of sharks attacks and bites in Reunion Island A. Werbrouck, G. Van Grevelynghe, F. Landron, P. Charlier, C. Loire, C. Gauthier SUMMARY: Since 2011, the Reunion Island has seen a rise in

Shark Attacks and Shark Diving – Comment and Response

Shark Attacks and Shark Diving – Comment and Response

Published online on 21. February 2015 Shark Attacks and Shark Diving Juerg Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT: It is with great astonishment and concern that I read the letter to the editor by Barreiros et al1 in which the authors report an attack by a blue shark on a spear fisherman in the Azores. Whereas the first part

An Unprovoked Attack by a Blue Shark on a Spear Fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores

An Unprovoked Attack by a Blue Shark on a Spear Fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores

Published on 12. June 2014 An Unprovoked Attack by a Blue Shark Prionace glauca (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhinidae) on a Spear Fisherman in Terceira Island, Azores, Northeast Atlantic João Pedro Barreiros, Otto B.F. Gadig, Vidal Haddad Jr. ABSTRACT: The blue shark, Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758) (Figure 1A), is a large predatory oceanic-epipelagic species with worldwide distribution that

Characterizing the bull shark habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth

Characterizing the bull shark habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth

Published on 07. February 2015 Characterizing the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas habitat in Fiji by the chemical and isotopic compositions of their teeth László Kocsis, Torsten W. Vennemann, Alex Ulianov, Juerg M. Brunnschweiler ABSTRACT: Bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas use estuarine and riverine systems as nursery habitat. The Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR) on the southern