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Effects of the Sharksafe barrier on white shark behavior and its implications for future conservation technologies

Effects of the Sharksafe barrier on white shark behavior and its implications for future conservation technologies

Published online on 26. June 2014 Effects of the Sharksafe barrier on white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) behavior and its implications for future conservation technologies Craig P. O’Connell, Sara Andreotti, Michael Rutzen, Michael Meÿer, Conrad A. Matthee, Pingguo He ABSTRACT: The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is an apex predator and is a protected species that suffers

Impact of environmental variables upon catch per unit effort of the blue shark in the English Channel

Impact of environmental variables upon catch per unit effort of the blue shark in the English Channel

Published online on 24. June 2014 Quantifying the impact of environmental variables upon catch per unit effort of the blue shark Prionace glauca in the western English Channel J. D. Mitchell, K. J. Collins, P. I. Miller, L. A. Suberg ABSTRACT: The effect of environmental variables on blue shark Prionace glauca catch per unit effort

Landing Trends, Species composition and Percentage composition of Sharks and Rays in Bangladesh

Landing Trends, Species composition and Percentage composition of Sharks and Rays in Bangladesh

Published in June 2014 Landing Trends, Species composition and Percentage composition of Sharks and Rays in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Roy Bikram jit, . Fokhrul Alam, Gaziur Rhaman, Nripandra Kumar Singha, Aysha Akhtar ABSTRACT: The study was conducted from April, 2006 to June, 2010 on landing trends, species composition and percent contribution of sharks

Carcharhinus humani, a new whaler shark from the western Indian Ocean

Carcharhinus humani, a new whaler shark from the western Indian Ocean

Published on 19. June 2014 Carcharhinus humani sp. nov., a new whaler shark (Carcharhiniformes:Carcharhinidae) from the western Indian Ocean William T. White, Simon Weigmann ABSTRACT: A new species of whaler shark, Carcharhinus humani sp. nov., is described based on five type specimens from the western Indian Ocean near the Socotra Islands, off Kuwait, Mozambique, and

Reproductive biology of the Magellan skate in the south-western Atlantic

Reproductive biology of the Magellan skate in the south-western Atlantic

Published online on 16. June 2014 Reproductive biology of the Magellan skate, Bathyraja magellanica (Chondrichthyes, Rajidae), in the south-western Atlantic Lorena B. Scenna, Juan M. Díaz de Astarloa ABSTRACT: The knowledge of reproductive parameters is essential to develop effective management and conservation plans. The present study provides the first information on the reproductive biology of

A Re-Evaluation of the Size of the White Shark Population off California

A Re-Evaluation of the Size of the White Shark Population off California

Published on 16. June 2014 A Re-Evaluation of the Size of the White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Population off California, USA George H. Burgess, Barry D. Bruce, Gregor M. Cailliet, Kenneth J. Goldman, R. Dean Grubbs, Christopher G. Lowe, M. Aaron MacNeil, Henry F. Mollet, Kevin C. Weng, John B. O’Sullivan ABSTRACT: White sharks are highly

First case of synophthalmia and albinism in the Pacific angel shark

First case of synophthalmia and albinism in the Pacific angel shark

Published online on 12. June 2014 First case of synophthalmia and albinism in the Pacific angel shark Squatina californica O. Escobar-Sánchez, X. G. Moreno-Sánchez, C. A. Aguilar-Cruz, L. A. Abitia-Cárdenas ABSTRACT: The first record in Mexican waters of albinism and synophthalmia (partial cyclopia) in the Pacific angel shark, Squatina californica is presented. Albinism is not

Feeding ecology and trophic comparisons of six shark species in southern Brazil

Feeding ecology and trophic comparisons of six shark species in southern Brazil

Published online on 12. June 2014 Feeding ecology and trophic comparisons of six shark species in a coastal ecosystem off southern Brazil H. Bornatowski, R. R. Braga, V. Abilhoa, M. F. M. Corrêa ABSTRACT: The diets of six shark species, Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna zygaena, Carcharhinus obscurus, Carcharhinus limbatus, Rhizoprionodon lalandii and Galeocerdo cuvier, were investigated

Parthenogenesis in a whitetip reef shark involves a reduction in ploidy

Parthenogenesis in a whitetip reef shark involves a reduction in ploidy

Published online on 06. June 2014 Parthenogenesis in a whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus involves a reduction in ploidy D. S. Portnoy, C. M. Hollenbeck, J. S. Johnston, H. M. Casman, J. R. Gold ABSTRACT: Genetic analysis of a female whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus and her stillborn pup, assumed to be of parthenogenetic origin,

Age and Growth of the Bull Shark in the Western North Atlantic Ocean

Age and Growth of the Bull Shark in the Western North Atlantic Ocean

Published online on 13. May 2014 Age and Growth of the Bull Shark in the Western North Atlantic Ocean Lisa J. Natanson, Douglas H. Adams, Megan V. Winton, Jasmine R. Maurer ABSTRACT: Age and growth estimates for the Bull Shark Carcharhinus leucas were derived from 121 vertebral centra collected from Bull Sharks (59.1–223.5 cm FL) between

The effect of magnetically-treated baits and barriers on teleost and elasmobranch behavior

The effect of magnetically-treated baits and barriers on teleost and elasmobranch behavior

Published online on 07. June 2014 A large scale field analysis examining the effect of magnetically-treated baits and barriers on teleost and elasmobranch behavior C.P. O’Connell, P. He ABSTRACT: Recent studies have demonstrated that elasmobranchs (i.e. sharks, skates and rays) are sensitive and often deterred by electrosensory stimuli (e.g. permanent magnets and electropositive metals). These

First confirmed record of the white shark from Indonesia

First confirmed record of the white shark from Indonesia

Published online on 20. May 2014 First confirmed record of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) from Indonesia Fahmi and Dharmadi ABSTRACT: A six metre adult male of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias was caught by demersal longliners operating off Dompu, Indonesia. The specimen was landed and sold at Tanjung Luar landing site in

Increasing rate of species discovery in sharks coincides with sharp population declines

Increasing rate of species discovery in sharks coincides with sharp population declines

Published on 09. June 2014 Increasing rate of species discovery in sharks coincides with sharp population declines: implications for biodiversit Haseeb S. Randhawa, Robert Poulin, Martin Krkoše ABSTRACT: The global biodiversity of some taxonomic groups is poorly described, but thought to be decreasing rapidly. Surprisingly, this holds for a group of the world’s most iconic

Feeding and migration habits of white shark from Isla Guadalupe inferred by analysis of stable isotopes

Feeding and migration habits of white shark from Isla Guadalupe inferred by analysis of stable isotopes

Epub on 01. June 2014 Feeding and migration habits of white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes: Lamnidae) from Isla Guadalupe inferred by analysis of stable isotopes δ15N and δ13C Mario Jaime-Rivera, Javier Caraveo-Patiño, Mauricio Hoyos-Padilla, Felipe Galván-Magaña ABSTRACT: Stable isotope composition of marine top predator’s tissues provides insight information of its trophic ecology and migratory behavior.

Endohelminth parasites of the leafscale gulper shark off Madeira Archipelago

Endohelminth parasites of the leafscale gulper shark off Madeira Archipelago

Published in June 2014 Endohelminth parasites of the leafscale gulper shark, Centrophorus squamosus (Bonnaterre, 1788) (Squaliformes:Centrophoridae) off Madeira Archipelago Graça Costa, Tomás Chada, Egberto Melo-Moreira, Serena Cavallero, Stefano D’Amelio ABSTRACT: The endohelminth parasite fauna of a deep water shark, the leafscale gulper shark, Centrophorus squamosus, examined from Madeiran waters, from September 2009 to January 2010,