Publications

Global priorities for conserving the evolutionary history of sharks, rays and chimaeras

Global priorities for conserving the evolutionary history of sharks, rays and chimaeras

Published on 18. January 2018 Global priorities for conserving the evolutionary history of sharks, rays and chimaeras R. William Stein, Christopher G. Mull, Tyler S. Kuhn, Neil C. Aschliman, Lindsay N. K. Davidson, Jeffrey B. Joy, Gordon J. Smith, Nicholas K. Dulvy, Arne O. Mooers ABSTRACT: In an era of accelerated biodiversity loss and limited

New insights on the trophic ecology of blue and shortfin mako sharks

New insights on the trophic ecology of blue and shortfin mako sharks

Published on 17. January 2018 New insights on the trophic ecology of blue (Prionace glauca) and shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) from the oceanic eastern South Pacific Sebastian A. Klarian, Carlos Canales-Cerro, Patricio Barría, Patricia Zárate, Francisco Concha, Sebastián Hernández, Maike Heidemeyer, Pauline Sallaberry-Pincheira, Roberto Meléndez ABSTRACT: The blue shark (Prionace glauca) and the shortfin

Lack of multiple paternity in the oceanodromous tiger shark

Lack of multiple paternity in the oceanodromous tiger shark

Published on 17. January 2018 Lack of multiple paternity in the oceanodromous tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) Bonnie J. Holmes, Lisa C. Pope, Samuel M. Williams, Ian R. Tibbetts, Mike B. Bennett, Jennifer R. Ovenden ABSTRACT: Multiple paternity has been documented as a reproductive strategy in both viviparous and ovoviviparous elasmobranchs, leading to the assumption that

Development of the Lunate-shaped Caudal Fin in White Shark Embryos

Development of the Lunate-shaped Caudal Fin in White Shark Embryos

Published online on 06. January 2018 Development of the Lunate-shaped Caudal Fin in White Shark Embryos Taketeru Tomita, Minoru Toda, Kei Miyamoto, Shin-Ichiro Oka, Keiichi Ueda, Keiichi Sato ABSTRACT: The lunate-shaped caudal fin in lamnid sharks is a morphological specialization for their thunniform mode of locomotion, but its developmental process during gestation has been poorly

Predator declines and morphological changes in prey

Predator declines and morphological changes in prey

Published on 11. January 2018 Predator declines and morphological changes in prey: evidence from coral reefs depleted of sharks Neil Hammerschlag, Shanta C. Barley, Duncan J. Irschick, Jessica J. Meeuwig, Emily R. Nelson, Mark G. Meekan ABSTRACT: Evidence from the wild as to the ecological and evolutionary consequences of top predator depletions remains limited, especially

Ontogenetic partial migration is associated with environmental drivers and influences fisheries interactions in a marine predator

Ontogenetic partial migration is associated with environmental drivers and influences fisheries interactions in a marine predator

Published on 04. January 2018 Ontogenetic partial migration is associated with environmental drivers and influences fisheries interactions in a marine predator James S E Lea, Bradley M Wetherbee, Lara L Sousa, Choy Aming, Neil Burnie, Nicolas E Humphries, Nuno Queiroz, Guy M Harvey, David W Sims, Mahmood S Shivji ABSTRACT: The ability to predict animal

DNA barcoding reveals the diversity of sharks in Guyana coastal markets

DNA barcoding reveals the diversity of sharks in Guyana coastal markets

Published on 18. December 2017 DNA barcoding reveals the diversity of sharks in Guyana coastal markets Matthew A. Kolmann, Ahmed A. Elbassiouny, Elford A. Liverpool, Nathan R. Lovejoy ABSTRACT: A fundamental challenge for both sustainable fisheries and biodiversity protection in the Neotropics is the accurate determination of species identity. The biodiversity of the coastal sharks

Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism

Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism

Published on 21. December 2017 Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism for shark conservation strategies in Malaysia Gabriel MS Vianna​, Mark G Meekan, Abbie A Rogers, Marit E Kragt, James M Alin, Johanna S Zimmerhackel ABSTRACT: This study estimated the economic value of the shark-diving industry in Semporna, the most popular diving destination of Malaysia,

An experiment with sharks and beach safety policy options

An experiment with sharks and beach safety policy options

Published on 07. December 2017 Reducing fear to influence policy preferences: An experiment with sharks and beach safety policy options Christopher L. Pepin-Neff, Thomas Wynter ABSTRACT: This article reports on new research that finds certain messages reduce fear of sharks, key to promoting conservation-minded responses to shark bites. Here it is argued that the sophistication

Flaccid skin protects hagfishes from shark bites

Flaccid skin protects hagfishes from shark bites

Published on 13. December 2017 Flaccid skin protects hagfishes from shark bites Sarah Boggett, Jean-Luc Stiles, Adam P. Summers, Douglas S. Fudge ABSTRACT: Hagfishes defend themselves from fish predators by releasing large volumes of gill-clogging slime when they are attacked. Slime release is not anticipatory, but is only released after an attack has been initiated,

Fisheries-independent surveys identify critical habitats for young scalloped hammerhead sharks

Fisheries-independent surveys identify critical habitats for young scalloped hammerhead sharks

Published online on 08. December 2017 Fisheries-independent surveys identify critical habitats for young scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) in the Rewa Delta, Fiji Amandine D. Marie, Cara Miller, Celso Cawich, Susanna Piovano, Ciro Rico ABSTRACT: Sharp declines in numerous shark populations around the world have generated considerable interest in better understanding and characterising their biology,

Shark mitigation and deterrent measures

Shark mitigation and deterrent measures

Report Shark mitigation and deterrent measures 12 December 2017 Commonwealth of Australia 2017 ISBN 978-1-76010-681-2 PDF-DOWNLOAD  

Genetic differentiation of Mediterranean-North Eastern Atlantic blue shark

Genetic differentiation of Mediterranean-North Eastern Atlantic blue shark

Published on 06. December 2017 Genetic differentiation and phylogeography of Mediterranean-North Eastern Atlantic blue shark (Prionace glauca, L. 1758) using mitochondrial DNA: panmixia or complex stock structure? Agostino Leone, Ilenia Urso, Dimitrios Damalas, Jann Martinsohn, Antonella Zanzi , Stefano Mariani, Emilio Sperone, Primo Micarelli, Fulvio Garibaldi, Persefoni Megalofonou, Luca Bargelloni, Rafaella Franch, David Macias, Paulo

Environmental DNA reveals tropical shark diversity in contrasting levels of anthropogenic impact

Environmental DNA reveals tropical shark diversity in contrasting levels of anthropogenic impact

Published on 04. December 2017 Environmental DNA reveals tropical shark diversity in contrasting levels of anthropogenic impact Judith Bakker, Owen S. Wangensteen, Demian D. Chapman, Germain Boussarie, Dayne Buddo, Tristan L. Guttridge, Heidi Hertler, David Mouillot, Laurent Vigliola, Stefano Mariani ABSTRACT: Sharks are charismatic predators that play a key role in most marine food webs.

Investigation of fine-scale white shark movement in South-West Australia

Investigation of fine-scale white shark movement in South-West Australia

Investigation of fine-scale white shark movement with potential for identification of white shark pupping grounds in South-West Australia A report for the Western Australian Government for Exemption Permit 2887 Dr. Jonathan M Werry, 2017 PDF-DOWNLOAD