Publications

Two new species of deep-sea skates

Two new species of deep-sea skates

Published on 10. January 2012 Two new softnose skates of the genus Brochiraja (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae) from the deepwater slopes and banks of the Norfolk Ridge (South-West Pacific) Peter R. Last and Bernard Séret ABSTRACT: Two new species of the softnose skate genus Brochiraja are described based on material collected from the Norfolk Ridge in the

Sex-Biased Dispersal in the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Sex-Biased Dispersal in the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Published on 10. January 2012 Global Phylogeography with Mixed-Marker Analysis Reveals Male-Mediated Dispersal in the Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) Toby S. Daly-Engel, Kanesa D. Seraphin, Kim N. Holland, John P. Coffey, Holly A. Nance, Robert J. Toonen, Brian W. Bowen ABSTRACT: Background The scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, is a large endangered predator

NSW Briefing Note – Wild Fisheries

NSW Briefing Note – Wild Fisheries

NSW Government Primary Industries Science and Research BRIEFING NOTE Wild Fisheries – Winter 2011 PDF – Download      

Review of the taxonomy of chondrichthyan fishes

Review of the taxonomy of chondrichthyan fishes

Published online on 05. January 2012 A review of the taxonomy of chondrichthyan fishes: a modern perspective W. T. White, P. R. Last ABSTRACT: Taxonomic clarity is a fundamental requirement as it forms the foundation of all other life sciences. In the last decade, chondrichthyan taxonomy has undergone a scientific renaissance with >180 new species

Florida Fishing Regulation for 2012

Florida Fishing Regulation for 2012

FLORIDA Saltwater Recreational 2012 FISHING REGULATION Valid from Jan 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 See article on page 6 : FWC Increases Protection for Vulnerable Coastal Sharks, by Melissa Recks PDF – DOWNLOAD        

Hybrids between Australian and common blacktip shark

Hybrids between Australian and common blacktip shark

Published online on 17. December 2011 Detection of interspecies hybridisation in Chondrichthyes: hybrids and hybrid offspring between Australian (Carcharhinus tilstoni) and common (C. limbatus) blacktip shark found in an Australian fishery Morgan et al. ABSTRACT: Interspecies hybridisation in nature is a well-studied phenomenon, but it has not been analysed using genetic markers in the class

Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs

Mercury bioaccumulation in elasmobranchs

by Nicholas Kutil and David L. Taylor. ABSTRACT: Mercury (Hg) is a toxic environmental contaminant that bioaccumulates in fish tissues, including numerous marine species. Cartilaginous fish of the subclass Elasmobranchii are important ecological constituents of marine ecosystems, yet the fate of Hg contaminants in their body tissues is largely unknown. In this study, four species

Contribution to the taxonomy and distribution of sharks from Thailand

Contribution to the taxonomy and distribution of sharks from Thailand

Accepted 2nd January 2012 Contribution to the taxonomy and distribution of six shark species (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Gulf of Thailand Simon Weigmann ABSTRACT: A collection of nine shark specimens from six different species, obtained in 1993 from the Gulf of Thailand, was examined in this study. The sharks were determined, morphometrically and meristically analyzed,

Studies on the smooth hammerhead shark in India

Studies on the smooth hammerhead shark in India

Published in 2011 Studies on population structure, mortality, growth and exploitation level of smooth hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena (L) (Carcharhiniformes – Sphyrnidae) in the coastal region of Kerala, India  Sayd Manjusha, Balakrishna Madhusoodana Kurup, NarayannaneSaravannane, Veloorkirakathil Narayana Sanjeevan ABSTRACT: The hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae), have a circumglobal distribution in tropical and warm-temperate waters, and the smooth hammerhead,

Shark Attacks in Reunion Island

Shark Attacks in Reunion Island

Survival Guide for surfers in Reunion Island, in French language. LE GUIDE DE SURVIE DU SURFER RUN EN PRESENCE DU RISQUE REQUIN En attendant des avancées significatives des pouvoirs publics en termes de gestion du risque requin PDF – Download      

IOTC – 14th Session of the Scientific Committee

IOTC – 14th Session of the Scientific Committee

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ( IOTC ) Report of the Fourteenth Session of the IOTC Scientific Committee Mahé, Seychelles, 12–17 December 2011 IOTC–2011–SC14–R: 259 pp. PDF – Download

Bycatch Workplan for AUS Tuna and Billfish Fisheries

Bycatch Workplan for AUS Tuna and Billfish Fisheries

Australian Tuna and Billfish Fisheries BYCATCH AND DISCARDING WORKPLAN 2011 – 2013 By the Australian Fisheries Management Authority PDF – Download    

Chondrichthyans in the Arctic Ocean

Chondrichthyans in the Arctic Ocean

OCCURRENCE OF CHONDRICHTHYAN FISHES IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS Lynghammar et al. 2011 Introduction: The sea ice cover decreases and human activity increases in Arctic waters. Fisheries (by-catch issues), shipping and petroleum exploitation (pollution issues) make it imperative to establish biological baselines for the marine fishes inhabiting the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas

Scottish Shark Tagging Programme

Scottish Shark Tagging Programme

Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network Scottish Shark Tagging Programme Christmas Newsletter 2011 PDF – Download    

Bioturbation by stingrays at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Bioturbation by stingrays at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Published online on 08. December 2011 Owen R. O’Shea, Michele Thums, Mike van Keulen and Mark Meekan ABSTRACT: Stingrays are an important part of the biomass of the fishes in shallow coastal ecosystems, particularly in inter-reefal areas. In these habitats, they are considered keystone species – modifying physical and biological habitats through their foraging and