Publications

A new hammerhead shark species from the western Atlantic Ocean

A new hammerhead shark species from the western Atlantic Ocean

Sphyrna gilberti sp. nov., a new hammerhead shark (Carcharhiniformes, Sphyrnidae) from the western Atlantic Ocean

Incorporating density dependence in pup production in a stock assessment of NE Atlantic spurdog

Incorporating density dependence in pup production in a stock assessment of NE Atlantic spurdog

Published online on 13. August 2013 Incorporating density dependence in pup production in a stock assessment of NE Atlantic spurdog Squalus acanthias José A. A. De Oliveira, James R. Ellis and Helen Dobby ABSTRACT: An age- and sex-structured stock assessment model for Northeast Atlantic spurdog Squalus acanthias is presented that includes length-based processes, such as

Age and growth characteristics of the Starry Skate in central California

Age and growth characteristics of the Starry Skate in central California

Published in August 2013 Age and growth characteristics of the Starry Skate, Raja stellulata, with a description of life history and habitat trends of the central California, U.S.A., skate assemblage Kelsey C. James, David A. Ebert, Lisa J. Natanson, Gregor M. Cailliet ABSTRACT: Skates are prevalent in fisheries worldwide, but rarely are they identified to

More analytical bite in estimating targets for shark harvest

More analytical bite in estimating targets for shark harvest

Published on 15. August 2013 More analytical bite in estimating targets for shark harvest Bradshaw CJA, Field IC, McMahon CR, Johnson GJ, Meekan MG, Buckworth RC ABSTRACT: The typically slow life histories of sharks make them susceptible to overexploitation. However, this characteristic also means that shark populations are more amenable to mark-recapture estimation of vital

Angling interactions with the Critically Endangered grey nurse shark in eastern Australia

Angling interactions with the Critically Endangered grey nurse shark in eastern Australia

Published on 13. August 2013 Hooked on fishing? Recreational angling interactions with the Critically Endangered grey nurse shark Carcharias taurus in eastern Australia Robbins WD, Peddemors VM, Broadhurst MK, Gray CA ABSTRACT: The grey nurse shark Carcharias taurus is critically endangered in eastern Australia. Although fully protected, instances of recreational hooking persist in this population,

DNA barcoding unveils skate species diversity in ‘ray’ products sold in UK

DNA barcoding unveils skate species diversity in ‘ray’ products sold in UK

Published on 13. August 2013 DNA barcoding unveils skate (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) species diversity in ‘ray’ products sold across Ireland and the UK Andrew Mark Griffiths, Dana D. Miller, Aaron Egan, Jennifer Fox, Adam Greenfield, Stefano Mariani ABSTRACT: Skates are widely consumed across the globe, but many large species are subject to considerable concern regarding their

Population structure and residency of whale sharks at Utila Honduras

Population structure and residency of whale sharks at Utila Honduras

Published online on 08. August 2013 Population structure and residency of whale sharks Rhincodon typus at Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras S. Fox, I. Foisy, R. De La Parra Venegas, B. E. Galván Pastoriza, R. T. Graham, E. R. Hoffmayer, J. Holmberg, S. J. Pierce ABSTRACT: There were 479 reported whale shark Rhincodon typus encounters between

Genetic Network and Breeding Patterns of Sicklefin Lemon Sharks in the Society Islands

Genetic Network and Breeding Patterns of  Sicklefin Lemon Sharks in the Society Islands

Published on 13. August 2013 Genetic Network and Breeding Patterns of a Sicklefin Lemon Shark (Negaprion acutidens) Population in the Society Islands, French Polynesia Johann Mourier, Nicolas Buray, Jennifer K. Schultz, Eric Clua, Serge Planes ABSTRACT: Human pressures have put many top predator populations at risk of extinction. Recent years have seen alarming declines in

First report of the shortfin mako shark at Madras Fisheries Harbour

First report of the shortfin mako shark at Madras Fisheries Harbour

Published in August 2013 First report of the shortfin mako sharks Isurus oxyrinchus (Rafinesque, 1810) in commercial landings at Madras Fisheries Harbour Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Rajapackiam, S and Yousuf, K S S M and Vasu, R ABSTRACT: A pair of shortfin mako sharks Isurus oxyrinchus, locally named “singapal sorrah” were landed at Madras Fisheries

Climate change limits elasmobranch recovery potential in the German Bight

Climate change limits elasmobranch recovery potential in the German Bight

PowerPoint Presentation European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, June 2013 Climate change limits elasmobranch recovery potential in the German Bight: A meta-population approach based on historical distribution data Heino O. Fock, Wolfgang Nikolaus Probst, Matthias Schaber, Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg, Germany PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Multiple paternity in leopard shark litters sampled in La Jolla, California

Multiple paternity in leopard shark litters sampled in La Jolla, California

Published online on 02. June 2013 Multiple paternity in leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) litters sampled from a predominantly female aggregation in La Jolla, California, USA Andrew P. Nosal, Eric A. Lewallen, Ronald S. Burton ABSTRACT : The number of sires per litter was determined for the leopard shark (Triakidae: Triakis semifasciata) to investigate the potential

Delaware Shark Identification Guide

Delaware Shark Identification Guide

Delaware’s Most Commonly Misidentified Sharks Division of Fish and Wildlife 2013 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Implementing CITES measures for sharks and manta rays

Implementing CITES measures for sharks and manta rays

Mundy-Taylor V. and Crook V. (2013) Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks and manta rays. A TRAFFIC Report prepared for the European Commission. PDF – DOWNLOAD Please read the related Press Release by TRAFFIC here.  

White sharks rely on body lipid stores to power ocean-basin scale migration

White sharks rely on body lipid stores to power ocean-basin scale migration

Published on 17. July 2013 Travelling light: white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) rely on body lipid stores to power ocean-basin scale migration Gen Del Raye, Salvador J. Jorgensen, Kira Krumhansl, Juan M. Ezcurra and Barbara A. Block ABSTRACT: Many species undertake long-distance annual migrations between foraging and reproductive areas. Such migrants depend on the efficient packaging,

New species of Bamboo Shark from Indonesia

New species of Bamboo Shark from Indonesia

Published on 19. July 2013 Hemiscyllium halmahera, a new species of Bamboo Shark (Hemiscylliidae) from Indonesia Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and Christine L. Dudgeon ABSTRACT: Hemiscyllium halmahera new species is described from two specimens, 656-681 mm TL, collected at Ternate, Halmahera, Indonesia. The new species is clearly differentiated on the basis of colour