Publications

First record of a bicephalic chondrichthyan found in Australian waters

First record of a bicephalic chondrichthyan found in Australian waters

Published online on 15. November 2013 First record of a bicephalic chondrichthyan found in Australian waters; the southern fiddler ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii (Chondrichthyes: Rhinobatidae) Leonardo Guida, Terence I. Walker and Richard D. Reina ABSTRACT: We report the first documented case of bicephaly in a chondrichthyan, the southern fiddler ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii, in Australian waters. Females

Regional connectivity of whale sharks demonstrated using photo-identification

Regional connectivity of whale sharks demonstrated using photo-identification

Published on 13. November 2013 Regional connectivity of whale sharks demonstrated using photo-identification – Western Atlantic, 1999 – 2013 Jennifer McKinney​, Eric R Hoffmayer, Jason Holmberg, Rachel Graham, Rafael de la Parra, Beatriz Galván Pastoriza, Steve Fox, Simon Pierce, Alistair D.M. Dove ABSTRACT: Background: Although whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) occur circum-globally, most studies focus on

Age and growth parameters for three heavily exploited shark species

Age and growth parameters for three heavily exploited shark species

Published online on 13. November 2013 Age and growth parameters for three heavily exploited shark species off temperate eastern Australia Pascal T. Geraghty, William G. Macbeth, Alastair V. Harry, Jacqueline E. Bell, Michelle N. Yerman, Jane E. Williamson ABSTRACT: The removal of large predatory sharks from the world’s oceans poses profound threats to marine community

Seasonal habitat use of whale sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Seasonal habitat use of whale sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Published on 12. November 2013 Seasonal habitat use of whale sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico, USA 2003 – 2013 Jennifer A McKinney​, Eric R Hoffmayer, Jim S Franks, Jill M Hendon, William B Driggers ABSTRACT: Background: Reports of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) date back to the

Trophic ecology of sharks in the mid-east pacific ocean

Trophic ecology of sharks in the mid-east pacific ocean

Published in November 2013 Trophic ecology of sharks in the mid-east pacific ocean inferred from stable isotopes Yunkai Li, Yi Gong, Xinjun Chen, Xiaojie Dai, Jiangfeng Zhu ABSTRACT: As apex predators, sharks are of ecological and conservation importance in marine ecosystems. In this study, trophic positions of sharks were estimated using stable isotope ratios of

Conservation of the Critically Endangered Eastern Australian Population of the Grey Nurse Shark

Conservation of the Critically Endangered Eastern Australian Population of the Grey Nurse Shark

Published online on 09. November 2013 Conservation of the Critically Endangered Eastern Australian Population of the Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) Through Cross-Jurisdictional Management of a Network of Marine-Protected Areas Tim P. Lynch, Robert Harcourt, Graham Edgar, Neville Barrett ABSTRACT : Between 2001 and 2009, 26 marine-protected areas (MPA) were established on the east Australian

Whale shark behavior at Georgia Aquarium

Whale shark behavior at Georgia Aquarium

Published on 01. November 2013 Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) behavior: A multi-year analysis of individuals at Georgia Aquarium Michael P Black​, Matthew Grober, Christian Schreiber, Chris Coco, Alistair Dove ABSTRACT : Background. From the coastal seas near Taiwan to the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager habitat at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, whale sharks, Rhincodon

Cretaceous stem chondrichthyans survived the end-Permian mass extinction

Cretaceous stem chondrichthyans survived the end-Permian mass extinction

Published on 29. October 2013 Cretaceous stem chondrichthyans survived the end-Permian mass extinction Guillaume Guinot, Sylvain Adnet, Lionel Cavin, Henri Cappetta ABSTRACT: Cladodontomorph sharks are Palaeozoic stem chondrichthyans thought to go extinct at the end-Permian mass extinction. This extinction preceded the diversification of euselachians, including modern sharks. Here we describe an outer-platform cladodontomorph shark tooth

Species composition of sharks in Southeast Asian region

Species composition of sharks in Southeast Asian region

Species composition of sharks in Southeast Asian region: Reanalysis of the study on sharks in 2003 and 2004 by SEAFDEC and ASEAN-SEAFDEC member countries Masaya Katoh and Ahmad Ali INTRODUCTION : One hundred seventy-four species of sharks have been recognized in Southeast Asian region (Ahmad & Lim 2012). Moreover, about 126 thousand tons of sharks,

Biological data on the Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark from the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

Biological data on the Smoothtooth Blacktip Shark from the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

Published online on 28. October 2013 New biological data on the rare, threatened shark Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae) from the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea Alec B. M. Moore, Dareen Almojil, Mark Harris, Rima W. Jabado and William T. White ABSTRACT: New biological data relevant to the conservation of the rare and threatened shark Carcharhinus leiodon

First record of living Manta alfredi × Manta birostris hybrid

First record of living Manta alfredi × Manta birostris hybrid

Published on 27. September 2013 First record of living Manta alfredi × Manta birostris hybrid R P Walter, S T Kessel, N Alhasan, A T Fisk, D D Heath, T Chekchak, R Klaus, M Younis, G Hill, B Jones, C D Braun, M L Berumen, J D Dibattista, M A Priest, N E Hussey Following

Two new stingrays from the eastern Indonesian Archipelago

Two new stingrays from the eastern Indonesian Archipelago

Published on 21. October 2013 Two new stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) from the eastern Indonesian Archipelago Peter R. Last and William T. White ABSTRACT: Two new stingrays, Dasyatis longicauda sp. nov. and Himantura javaensis sp. nov., are described from material collected in the eastern Indonesian Archipelago. These species, which are both relatively small stingrays (both probably

Comparative Feeding Ecology of Bull Sharks in the Southwest Indian Ocean

Comparative Feeding Ecology of Bull Sharks in the Southwest Indian Ocean

Published on 21. October 2013 Comparative Feeding Ecology of Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in the Coastal Waters of the Southwest Indian Ocean Inferred from Stable Isotope Analysis Ryan Daly, Pierre W. Froneman, Malcolm J. Smale ABSTRACT: As apex predators, sharks play an important role shaping their respective marine communities through predation and associated risk effects.

Esperanza Indian Ocean Expedition 2013

Esperanza Indian Ocean Expedition 2013

Greenpeace Esperanza Indian Ocean Expedition 2013 Summary of findings 18 March – 17 May 2013 Published in October 2013 PDF – DOWNLOAD  

Demographics and feeding ecology of whale sharks at Mafia Island

Demographics and feeding ecology of whale sharks at Mafia Island

Published on 17. October 2013 Demographics and feeding ecology of whale sharks at Mafia Island, Tanzania Edgar F Cagua​, Jesse Cochran, Chris Rohner, Mathias M Igulu, Jason Rubens, Simon J Pierce, Michael L Berumen ABSTRACT: Background. The Western Indian Ocean is a globally important region for the whale shark Rhincodon typus, with well-studied coastal aggregation