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Shark Finning and the Molecular Identification of Shark Species

Shark Finning and the Molecular Identification of Shark Species

Published on 26. September 2017 Shark Finning and the Molecular Identification of Shark Species: Review and Perspectives Amaral CRL, Silva DA, Amorim A, de Carvalho EF ABSTRACT: Worshipped and revered in several Indo-Pacific countries, and mostly feared among the western world, sharks are an old group of vertebrates dating back to the Devonian-Silurian boundary (~400Ma).

Movements of the white shark in the North Atlantic Ocean

Movements of the white shark in the North Atlantic Ocean

Published on 29. September 2017 Movements of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias in the North Atlantic Ocean Skomal GB, Braun CD, Chisholm JH, Thorrold SR ABSTRACT: In the western North Atlantic, much of what is known about the movement ecology of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias is based on historical fisheries-dependent catch records, which portray

Feeding the world’s largest fish

Feeding the world’s largest fish

Published 27 September 2017 Feeding the world’s largest fish: highly variable whale shark residency patterns at a provisioning site in the Philippines Jordan A. Thomson, Gonzalo Araujo, Jessica Labaja, Emer McCoy, Ryan Murray, Alessandro Ponzo ABSTRACT: Provisioning wildlife for tourism is a controversial yet widespread practice. We analysed the residency patterns of juvenile whale sharks

Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin

Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin

Published on 19. September 2017 Tiger sharks can connect equatorial habitats and fisheries across the Atlantic Ocean basin André S. Afonso, Ricardo Garla, Fábio H. V. Hazin ABSTRACT: Increasing our knowledge about the spatial ecology of apex predators and their interactions with diverse habitats and fisheries is necessary for understanding the trophic mechanisms that underlie

Sawfish records along the Eastern Amazon coast

Sawfish records along the Eastern Amazon coast

Published on 05. September 2017 Sawfish (Pristidae) records along the Eastern Amazon coast Leonardo Manir Feitosa, Ana Paula Barbosa Martins, Jorge Luiz Silva Nunes ABSTRACT: Sawfishes are the most endangered cartilaginous fishes of the planet. Their external morphology facilitates entanglement in fishing nets and their K-selected life history hinders the recovery of exploited populations. The

A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries

A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries

Available online 8 September 2017 A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries D.S. Shiffman, R.E. Hueter ABSTRACT: A proposed nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins within the United States would undermine sustainable shark fisheries, would have little effect on global shark mortality, and would perpetuate the misconception that the

Origins of the Greenland shark

Origins of the Greenland shark

Published on 08. September 2017 Origins of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus): Impacts of ice-olation and introgression Ryan P. Walter, Denis Roy, Nigel E. Hussey, Björn Stelbrink, Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen, Bailey C. McMeans, Jörundur Svavarsson, Steven T. Kessel, Sebastián Biton Porsmoguer, Sharon Wildes, Cindy A. Tribuzio, Steven E. Campana, Stephen D. Petersen, R.

NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial Report

NSW North Coast Shark Meshing Trial Report

FISHERIES FINAL REPORT SERIES NO. 154 NSW NORTH COAST SHARK-MESHING TRIAL FINAL REPORT August 2017 PDF-DOWNLOAD  

DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern

DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern

Published on 25. August 2017 DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern Dirk Steinke, Andrea M. Bernard, Rebekah L. Horn, Paul Hilton, Robert Hanner & Mahmood S. Shivji ABSTRACT: Continuously increasing demand for plant and animal products causes unsustainable depletion of biological resources.

Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies

Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies

Published on 23. August 2017 Evidence for systemic age underestimation in shark and ray ageing studies Alastair Varley Harry ABSTRACT: Numerous studies have now demonstrated that the most common method of ageing sharks and rays, counting growth zones on calcified structures, can underestimate true age. I reviewed bomb carbon dating (n = 15) and fluorochrome chemical marking

Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark at the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark at the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Published on 22. August 2017 Residency and movement patterns of an apex predatory shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) at the Galapagos Marine Reserve David Acuña-Marrero, Adam N. H. Smith, Neil Hammerschlag, Alex Hearn, Marti J. Anderson, Hannah Calich, Matthew D. M. Pawley, Chris Fischer, Pelayo Salinas-de-León ABSTRACT: The potential effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs) as a

Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia

Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia

Published on 21. August 2017 Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia Felix Smith, Simon J. Allen, Lars Bejder, Alexander M. Brown ABSTRACT: Predation risk has a profound influence on the behavior of marine mammals, affecting grouping patterns and habitat use. Dolphins frequently bear evidence of shark bites, which can

A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species

A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species

Published on 19. August 2017 A comparative morphological analysis of body and fin shape for eight shark species Duncan J Irschick, Amy Fu, George Lauder, Cheryl Wilga, Chi-Yun Kuo, Neil Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: Sharks are diverse and ecologically important predators and are also highly varied in their biology and behaviour. Prior studies have posited basic relationships

Broad-scale movements of commercially important sharks

Broad-scale movements of commercially important sharks

Published online on 18. August 2017 Acoustic monitoring reveals the broad-scale movements of commercially important sharks Matias Braccini, Kelly Rensing, Tim Langlois, Rory McAuley ABSTRACT: Information on broad-scale movements is required for spatial management and improved conservation of large marine predators. We studied the mobility of the 4 most commercially important shark species of Western

Shark conservation issues among users of a shark angling online forum

Shark conservation issues among users of a shark angling online forum

Published online on 12. August 2017 Fishing practices and representations of shark conservation issues among users of a land-based shark angling online forum David S. Shiffman, Catherine Macdonald, Harry Y. Ganz, Neil Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: Recreational fisheries can play a significant role in the population dynamics of threatened fish species, but have received much less research

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