Publications

Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the whale shark

Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the whale shark

Published on 14. February 2015 Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus Smith 1828 Timothy D Read​, Robert A Petit III, Sandeep J Joseph, Md T Alam, Ryan Weil, Maida Ahmad, Ravila Bhimani, Jocelyn S Vuong, Chad P Haase, Harry Webb, Alistair D. M. Dove

Chinese market responses to overexploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers

Chinese market responses to overexploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers

Published online on 12. February 2015 Chinese market responses to overexploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers Hampus Eriksson, Shelley Clarke ABSTRACT: Global exploitation of sharks and sea cucumbers to meet consumer demand in China is motivating a rising conservation concern. In order to analyze trends in resource exploitation and market dynamics, this paper reviews global

First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound

First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound

Published online on 04. February 2015 First description of deep-water elasmobranch assemblages in the Exuma Sound, The Bahamas Edward J. Brooks, Annabelle M.L. Brooks, Sean Williams, Lance K.B. Jordan, Debra Abercrombie, Demian D. Chapman, Lucy A. Howey-Jordan, R. Dean Grubbs ABSTRACT: Deep-sea chondrichthyans, like many deep-water fishes, are very poorly understood at the most fundamental

Long-Distance Tracking of Tiger Sharks off Western Australia

Long-Distance Tracking of Tiger Sharks off Western Australia

Published on 11. February 2015 Crossing Latitudes—Long-Distance Tracking of an Apex Predator Luciana C. Ferreira , Michele Thums, Jessica J. Meeuwig, Gabriel M. S. Vianna, John Stevens, Rory McAuley, Mark G. Meekan ABSTRACT: Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are apex predators occurring in most tropical and warm temperate marine ecosystems, but we know relatively little of

Population structure of the piked dogfish with preliminary reproductive observations

Population structure of the piked dogfish with preliminary reproductive observations

Published on 07. February 2015 Population structure of the piked dogfish Squalus acanthias (Elasmobranchii: Squalidae), with preliminary reproductive observations María Cristina Oddone, Laura Paesch, Walter Norbis ABSTRACT: Squalus acanthias has been poorly studied in Uruguay, though reproductive studies have been carried out in Argentina in the decades of 1970–1980. The aim of this work was

2013/14 State of the fisheries in Western Australia

2013/14 State of the fisheries in Western Australia

Status reports of the fisheries and aquatic resources of Western Australia 2013/14 Edited by W.J. Fletcher and K. Santoro Produced by the Fisheries Research Division based at the WA Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories Published by the Department of Fisheries PDF-DOWNLOAD    

A Novel Mini-DNA Barcoding Assay to Identify Fins from Protected Shark Species

A Novel Mini-DNA Barcoding Assay to Identify Fins from Protected Shark Species

Published on 03. February 2015 A Novel Mini-DNA Barcoding Assay to Identify Processed Fins from Internationally Protected Shark Species Andrew T. Fields, Debra L. Abercrombie, Rowena Eng, Kevin Feldheim, Demian D. Chapman ABSTRACT: There is a growing need to identify shark products in trade, in part due to the recent listing of five commercially important

Measuring intrinsic rebound potential in exploited fish populations – example for sharks

Measuring intrinsic rebound potential in exploited fish populations – example for sharks

Published online on 22. January 2015 New abbreviated calculation for measuring intrinsic rebound potential in exploited fish populations–example for sharks David W. Au, Susan E. Smith, Christina Show ABSTRACT: Intrinsic rebound potential, the demographic measure of a fish population’s productivity that sustains a given mortality, relates to a species’ resiliency, and can be useful for

Age and growth of the white shark in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Age and growth of the white shark in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Published online on 06. January 2015 Age and growth of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, in the western North Atlantic Ocean Lisa J. Natanson, Gregory B. Skomal ABSTRACT: Age and growth estimates for the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in the western North Atlantic Ocean (WNA) were derived from band pair counts on the vertebral centra

Vertical Movement Patterns and Ontogenetic Niche Expansion in the Tiger Shark

Vertical Movement Patterns and Ontogenetic Niche Expansion in the Tiger Shark

Published on 28. January 2015 Vertical Movement Patterns and Ontogenetic Niche Expansion in the Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier André S. Afonso, Fábio H. V. Hazin ABSTRACT: Sharks are top predators in many marine ecosystems and can impact community dynamics, yet many shark populations are undergoing severe declines primarily due to overfishing. Obtaining species-specific knowledge on

Physiological and molecular responses of the spiny dogfish shark to high environmental ammonia

Physiological and molecular responses of the spiny dogfish shark to high environmental ammonia

Published on 15. January 2015 Physiological and molecular responses of the spiny dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias) to high environmental ammonia: scavenging for nitrogen C. Michele Nawata, Patrick J. Walsh, Chris M. Wood ABSTRACT: In teleosts, a branchial metabolon links ammonia excretion to Na+ uptake via Rh glycoproteins and other transporters. Ureotelic elasmobranchs are thought to

Shark bycatch in the experimental tuna longline fishery in Lakshadweep Sea, India

Shark bycatch in the experimental tuna longline fishery in Lakshadweep Sea, India

Published online on 23. January 2015 Shark bycatch in the experimental tuna longline fishery in Lakshadweep Sea, India K.V. Aneesh Kumar, P. Pravin, B. Meenakumari, P. S. Khanolkar, M. V. Baiju ABSTRACT: Studied were the bycatch from the experimental longline fishing operations in the Lakshadweep Sea. The experiments were conducted on converted Pablo boats, originally

Northernmost record of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean

Northernmost record of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean

Published online on 21. January 2015 Northernmost record of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, with taxonomical notes on Centrophorus zeehaani R. M. Wienerroither, O. Bjelland, L. Bachmann, C. Junge ABSTRACT: A specimen of the little gulper shark Centrophorus uyato was collected in the Norwegian Sea off the coast of

Reproductive biology of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus

Reproductive biology of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus

Published online on 21. January 2015 Reproductive biology of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus (Squaliformes, Squalidae) B. E. A. Rochowski, K. J. Graham, R. W. Day, T. I. Walker ABSTRACT: The reproduction of the greeneye spurdog Squalus chloroculus was studied based on animals caught in the multispecies and multi-gear southern and eastern scalefish and shark

In the bay of Bengal of Bangladesh region shark fisheries exploitation

In the bay of Bengal of Bangladesh region shark fisheries exploitation

Published in January 2015 In the bay of Bengal of Bangladesh region shark fisheries exploitation, trade, conservation and management Roy Bikram Jit, Nripendra Kumar Singha, Md. Gaziur Rhaman, Md. Fukrul Alam ABSTRACT: The study was conducted during July, 2003 to June, 2013 about total landing volumes of shark fishery (sharks and rays) data were analyzed