Publications

Population dynamics of the reef manta ray in eastern Australia

Population dynamics of the reef manta ray in eastern Australia

Published online in February 2014 Population dynamics of the reef manta ray Manta alfredi in eastern Australia L. I. E. Couturier, C. L. Dudgeon, K. H. Pollock, F. R. A. Jaine, M. B. Bennett, K. A. Townsend, S. J. Weeks, A. J. Richardson ABSTRACT: The reef manta ray Manta alfredi aggregates at several sites along

Western Australian Coastal Shark Bites: A risk assessment

Western Australian Coastal Shark Bites: A risk assessment

Published online on 06. February 2014 Western Australian Coastal Shark Bites: A risk assessment Peter Sprivulis ABSTRACT: Background As Western Australia’s (WA) Government enacts shark bite mitigation, the personal risk of shark bite in WA has not been studied. Aims Model the risk of large (>3m) white shark bite (Carcharodon carcharias, LWS) in southwest WA.

Experimental Evaluation of Shark Detection Rates by Aerial Observers

Experimental Evaluation of Shark Detection Rates by Aerial Observers

Published on 03. February 2014 Experimental Evaluation of Shark Detection Rates by Aerial Observer William D. Robbins, Victor M. Peddemors, Steven J. Kennelly, Matthew C. Ives ABSTRACT: Aerial surveys are a recognised technique to identify the presence and abundance of marine animals. However, the capability of aerial observers to reliably sight coastal sharks has not

Habitat, movements and environmental preferences of dusky sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Habitat, movements and environmental preferences of dusky sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Published in January 2014 Habitat, movements and environmental preferences of dusky sharks, Carcharhinus obscurus, in the northern Gulf of Mexico Eric R. Hoffmayer, James S. Franks, William B. Driggers III, Jennifer A. McKinney, Jill M. Hendon, Joseph M. Quattro ABSTRACT : The dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) is the largest member of the genus Carcharhinus and

Physiological stress response, reflex impairment, and survival of five sympatric shark species

Physiological stress response, reflex impairment, and survival of five sympatric shark species

Published online on 27. January 2014 Physiological stress response, reflex impairment, and survival of five sympatric shark species following experimental capture and release A. J. Gallagher, J. E. Serafy, S. J. Cooke, N. Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: In many fisheries, some component of the catch is usually released. Quantifying the effects of capture and release on fish

Importance of environmental and biological drivers in the presence and space use of a reef‑associated shark

Importance of environmental and biological drivers in the presence and space use of a reef‑associated shark

Published online on 27. January 2014 Importance of environmental and biological drivers in the presence and space use of a reef‑associated shark M. R. Heupel, C. A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: As coral reef ecosystems come under increasing pressure from fisheries and climate change, understanding how species that rely on these habitats respond to changes within their

Observations on Abundance of Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks in an Urban Waterway in Puget Sound

Observations on Abundance of Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks in an Urban Waterway in Puget Sound

Published on 27. January 2014 Observations on Abundance of Bluntnose Sixgill Sharks, Hexanchus griseus, in an Urban Waterway in Puget Sound, 2003-2005 Denise Griffing, Shawn Larson, Joel Hollander, Tim Carpenter, Jeff Christiansen, Charles Doss ABSTRACT: The bluntnose sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus, is a widely distributed but poorly understood large, apex predator. Anecdotal reports of diver-shark

Pectoral Fin of the Megamouth Shark

Pectoral Fin of the Megamouth Shark

Published on 21. January 2014 Pectoral Fin of the Megamouth Shark: Skeletal and Muscular Systems, Skin Histology, and Functional Morphology Taketeru Tomita, Sho Tanaka, Keiichi Sato, Kazuhiro Nakaya ABSTRACT: This is the first known report on the skeletal and muscular systems, and the skin histology, of the pectoral fin of the rare planktivorous megamouth shark

Vitamin C and E concentrations in muscle of elasmobranch and teleost fish

Vitamin C and E concentrations in muscle of elasmobranch and teleost fish

Published online on 25. January 2014 Vitamin C and E concentrations in muscle of elasmobranch and teleost fish Marcela Vélez-Alavez, Lía C. Méndez-Rodriguez, Juan A. De Anda Montañez, C. Humberto Mejía, Felipe Galván-Magaña, Tania Zenteno-Savín ABSTRACT: In fish, vitamins are part of the first line of the antioxidant defense, they are directly related to stress

Long-Term Changes in Species Composition and Relative Abundances of Sharks at a Provisioning Site

Long-Term Changes in Species Composition and Relative Abundances of Sharks at a Provisioning Site

Published on 23. January 2014 Long-Term Changes in Species Composition and Relative Abundances of Sharks at a Provisioning Site Juerg M. Brunnschweiler, Kátya G. Abrantes, Adam Barnett ABSTRACT: Diving with sharks, often in combination with food baiting/provisioning, has become an important product of today’s recreational dive industry. Whereas the effects baiting/provisioning has on the behaviour

Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays

Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays

Published on 21. January 2014 Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays Dulvy et al. ABSTRACT: The rapid expansion of human activities threatens ocean-wide biodiversity. Numerous marine animal populations have declined, yet it remains unclear whether these trends are symptomatic of a chronic accumulation of global marine extinction risk. We present the

Mitochondrial genome of the bull shark

Mitochondrial genome of the bull shark

Published online on 10. January 2014 Mitochondrial genome of the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) Xiao Chen, Min Liu, Zaiqing Peng, and Xiaofang Shi ABSTRACT: The bull shark Carcharhinus leucas is a large elasmobranch species widespread in tropical and warm oceans, rivers and lakes. We first determine the complete mitogenome of C. leucas in

The role of fisheries and the environment in driving the decline of elasmobranchs in the northern Adriatic Sea

The role of fisheries and the environment in driving the decline of elasmobranchs in the northern Adriatic Sea

Published online on 12. January 2014 The role of fisheries and the environment in driving the decline of elasmobranchs in the northern Adriatic Sea Alberto Barausse, Vittoria Correale, Aleksia Curkovic, Licia Finotto, Emilio Riginella, Eleonora Visentin, Carlotta Mazzoldi ABSTRACT: Elasmobranch populations are declining worldwide, calling for urgent assessment of fishery exploitation and application of effective

Human impact on the presence of sharks at diving sites in Egypt

Human impact on the presence of sharks at diving sites in Egypt

Published in 2013 HUMAN IMPACT ON THE PRESENCE OF SHARKS AT DIVING SITES OF THE SOUTHERN RED SEA, EGYPT Ahmed M. Shawky, Alessandro De Maddalena ABSTRACT: A study of human impact on the presence and behavior of sharks was carried out June to November 2008 at these Red Sea diving sites: Elphinstone Reef, Daedalus Reef,

Elephant shark genome provides unique insights into gnathostome evolution

Elephant shark genome provides unique insights into gnathostome evolution

Published online on 08. January 2014 Elephant shark genome provides unique insights into gnathostome evolution Venkatesh et al. ABSTRACT: The emergence of jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes) from jawless vertebrates was accompanied by major morphological and physiological innovations, such as hinged jaws, paired fins and immunoglobulin-based adaptive immunity. Gnathostomes subsequently diverged into two groups, the cartilaginous fishes