Publications

Annual fecundity assessment for the Rio Skate Rioraja agassizi

Annual fecundity assessment for the Rio Skate Rioraja agassizi

Note Oddone, M. C. and Capapé, C. 2011 Annual fecundity assessment for the Rio Skate Rioraja agassizi (Chondrichthyes: Arhynchobatidae) endemic to a neotropical area (southeastern Brazil). Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 59(3):277-279, 2011 PDF – Download    

SEDAR 21 Shark Stock Assessment Reports

SEDAR 21 Shark Stock Assessment Reports

SEDAR 21 addresses stock assessments for HMS species sandbar, dusky, and blacknose sharks. The Data Workshop was held June 21 – 25,2010 in Charleston, SC, the Assessment Process was conducted via a series of webinars between September 2010 and March 2011 and the Review workshop was held April 18-22,2011 in Annapolis, MD. HMS Dusky Shark-

Extinction of sharks in the Archipelago of Saint Paul’s Rocks

Extinction of sharks in the Archipelago of Saint Paul’s Rocks

Published online on 8 September 2011 Extinction of a shark population in the Archipelago of Saint Paul’s Rocks (equatorial Atlantic) inferred from the historical record Osmar J. Luiz and Alasdair J. Edwards ABSTRACT: Detecting and determining the validity of local extinctions is an important conservation measure in order to uncover management failures. There are quantitative

Biological studies on sharks and rays in Mexico

Biological studies on sharks and rays in Mexico

Dr. Felipe Galván-Magaña Biological studies on sharks and rays to recommend conservation or management measures in Baja California Sur Mexico

Population Growth Rates of Reef Sharks

Population Growth Rates of Reef Sharks

Published on 23. September 2011 Population Growth Rates of Reef Sharks with and without Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef: Robust Estimation with Multiple Models Mizue Hisano, Sean R. Connolly, William D. Robbins ABSTRACT: Overfishing of sharks is a global concern, with increasing numbers of species threatened by overfishing. For many sharks, both catch rates

Inspired by Sharks: A Biomimetic Skeleton

Inspired by Sharks: A Biomimetic Skeleton

      Publication date: 2011-07-01 Inspired by Sharks: A Biomimetic Skeleton for the Flapping, Propulsive Tail of an Aquatic Robot John H. Long, Jr., Tom Koob, Justin Schaefer, Adam Summers, Kurt Bantilan, Sindre Grotmol, Marianne Porter. ABSTRACT: The vertebral column is the primary stiffening element of the body of fish. This serially jointed axial

Dogfish Squalamine as a broad-spectrum systemic antiviral agent

Dogfish Squalamine as a broad-spectrum systemic antiviral agent

Published online before print on September 19, 2011 Squalamine as a broad-spectrum systemic antiviral agent with therapeutic potential Michael Zasloff et al. ABSTRACT: Antiviral compounds that increase the resistance of host tissues represent an attractive class of therapeutic. Here, we show that squalamine, a compound previously isolated from the tissues of the dogfish shark (Squalus

Using stable isotope analysis to study white shark migration

Using stable isotope analysis to study white shark migration

Using stable isotope analysis to study the migration and trophic ecology of eastern North Pacific white sharks (Carcharadon carcharias) By Aaron Carlisle, Sora Kim, Daniel Madigan, Salvador Jorgensen, Barbara Block. PDF – Download    

Branchial osmoregulation in the euryhaline bull shark

Branchial osmoregulation in the euryhaline bull shark

Published on 01 September 2011 Branchial osmoregulation in the euryhaline bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas: a molecular analysis of ion transporters Beau D. Reilly, Rebecca L. Cramp, Jonathan M. Wilson, Hamish A. Campbell and Craig E. Franklin. ABSTRACT: Bull sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, are one of only a few species of elasmobranchs that live in both marine

Cryptic vicariance of California angel shark populations

Cryptic vicariance of California angel shark populations

Dakar, Sénégal July 2011 Ramíez-Amaro, S.R.; R. Vázquez-Juárez and F. Galván-Magaña. Cryptic vicariance of Northeastern Pacific and Gulf of California angel shark (Squatina californica) populations. Evidence from Mitochondrial sequences. PDF – Download    

Shark Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Swordfish Fisheries

Shark Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Swordfish Fisheries

PowerPoint Presentation by Suzanne Kohin Shark Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Swordfish Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Program NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center La Jolla, CA PDF – Download    

New species of spurdog shark Squalus formosus

New species of spurdog shark Squalus formosus

Article first published online: 26 AUG 2011 Squalus formosus, a new species of spurdog shark (Squaliformes: Squalidae), from the western North Pacific Ocean W. T. White, S. P. Iglésias ABSTRACT : A new species of spurdog, Squalus formosus n. sp., from the lower continental shelf and upper continental slope off the coast of Taiwan and

Porbeagle Shark Lawsuit by the Humane Society

Porbeagle Shark Lawsuit by the Humane Society

Please see also our previous post ‘ The HSUS Files Lawsuits to Protect Porbeagle Sharks‘ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Case: 1:11-cv-01414 Assigned To: Roberts, Richard W. Assign. Date: 8/4/2011 Description: Admn. Agency Review Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Plaintiff: The Humane Society of the United States Defendants: – Rebecca

Petition to list Skates under US Endangered Species Act

Petition to list Skates under US Endangered Species Act

August 22, 2011 PETITION TO LIST FOUR SKATE SPECIES UNDER THE U.S. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (1)  THORNY SKATE  (AMBLYRAJA RADIATA) (2) BARNDOOR SKATE  (DIPTURUS LAEVIS) (3) WINTER SKATE  (LEUCORAJA OCELLATA) (4) SMOOTH SKATE  (MALACORAJA SENTA) Petitioners: ‘WildEarth Guardians’ and ‘Friends of Animals’ PDF Download      

New Species of Gollum Shark from the Philippines

New Species of Gollum Shark from the Philippines

Published on 24. August 2011 Gollum suluensis sp. nov. (Carcharhiniformes: Pseudotriakidae), a new gollumshark from the southern Philippines Peter R. Last and Joe P. Gaudiano ABSTRACT: A second nominal species of the pseudotriakid genus Gollum, otherwise known as false catsharks or gollumsharks, is described on the basis of seven specimens collected from the Sulu Sea.