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Are depredation rates by reef sharks influenced by fisher behaviour?

Are depredation rates by reef sharks influenced by fisher behaviour?

Published on 17. December 2014 Are depredation rates by reef sharks influenced by fisher behaviour? Magen Schifiliti​, Dianne L McLean, Tim J Langlois, Matthew J Birt, Peter Barnes, Ryan Kempster ABSTRACT: Shark depredation (damage to gear and loss of bait or hooked fish by a non-target species) is a common global occurrence. Depredation events by

Chimaera carophila, a new species of chimaera from New Zealand

Chimaera carophila, a new species of chimaera from New Zealand

Published online on 05. December 2014 Chimaera carophila (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaera from New Zealand Jenny M Kemper, David A Ebert, Gavin JP Naylor, Dominique Didier ABSTRACT: A new species of chimaeroid, Chimaera carophila sp. nov., is described from 37 specimens collected from deepwater slopes and seamounts around New Zealand. The

Development of microsatellite markers for globally distributed populations of the threatened silky shark

Development of microsatellite markers for globally distributed populations of the threatened silky shark

Published on 05. December 2014 Development of microsatellite markers for globally distributed populations of the threatened silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis J. R. O’Bryhim, J. Spaet, J. R. Hyde, K. L. Jones, D. H. Adams, S. L. Lance ABSTRACT: Eighteen microsatellite loci were developed for the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis and screened across a total of

Evaluating manta ray mucus as an alternative DNA source for population genetics study

Evaluating manta ray mucus as an alternative DNA source for population genetics study

Published on 12. December 2014 Evaluating manta ray mucus as an alternative DNA source for population genetics study: underwater-sampling, dry-storage and PCR success Tom Kashiwagi, Elisabeth A Maxwell, Andrea D Marshall, Ana B Christensen ABSTRACT: Sharks and rays are increasingly being identified as high-risk species for extinction, prompting urgent assessments of their local or regional

Stable isotope analysis of vertebrae reveals ontogenetic changes in habitat in an endothermic pelagic shark

Stable isotope analysis of vertebrae reveals ontogenetic changes in habitat in an endothermic pelagic shark

Published on 10. December 2014 Stable isotope analysis of vertebrae reveals ontogenetic changes in habitat in an endothermic pelagic shark Aaron B. Carlisle, Kenneth J. Goldman, Steven Y. Litvin, Daniel J. Madigan, Jennifer S. Bigman, Alan M. Swithenbank, Thomas C. Kline, Barbara A. Block ABSTRACT: Ontogenetic changes in habitat are driven by shifting life-history requirements

The Jaws Effect: How movie narratives are used to influence policy responses to shark bites in Western Australia

The Jaws Effect: How movie narratives are used to influence policy responses to shark bites in Western Australia

Published on 06. December 2014 The Jaws Effect: How movie narratives are used to influence policy responses to shark bites in Western Australia Christopher Neff ABSTRACT: This article examines the way political actors use film narratives to influence policymaking following shark bites. To analyse these relationships I propose the concept of the Jaws Effect, where

The trade in sharks and their products in the United Arab Emirates

The trade in sharks and their products in the United Arab Emirates

Published online on 05. December 2014 The trade in sharks and their products in the United Arab Emirates Rima W. Jabado, Saif M. Al Ghais, Waleed Hamza, Aaron C. Henderson, Julia L.Y. Spaet, Mahmood S. Shivji, Robert H. Hanner ABSTRACT: The rapid growth in the demand for shark products, particularly fins, has led to the

A new metaheuristic algorithm based on shark smell optimization

A new metaheuristic algorithm based on shark smell optimization

Published online on 02. December 2014 A new metaheuristic algorithm based on shark smell optimization Oveis Abedinia, Nima Amjady, Ali Ghasemi ABSTRACT: In this article, a new metaheuristic optimization algorithm is introduced. This algorithm is based on the ability of shark, as a superior hunter in the nature, for finding prey, which is taken from

A C-type lectin isolated from the skin of Japanese bullhead shark binds a remarkably broad range of sugars and induces blood coagulation

A C-type lectin isolated from the skin of Japanese bullhead shark binds a remarkably broad range of sugars and induces blood coagulation

Published online on 29. November 2014 A C-type lectin isolated from the skin of Japanese bullhead shark (Heterodontus japonicus) binds a remarkably broad range of sugars and induces blood coagulation Shigeyuki Tsutsui, Yuma Dotsuta, Ayaka Ono, Masanari Suzuki, Hiroaki Tateno, Jun Hirabayashi, Osamu Nakamura ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study was to determine the

Does ammonia trigger hyperventilation in the spiny dogfish ?

Does ammonia trigger hyperventilation in the spiny dogfish ?

Published online on 20. November 2014 Does ammonia trigger hyperventilation in the elasmobranch, Squalus acanthias suckleyi ? Gudrun De Boeck, Chris M. Wood ABSTRACT: We examined the ventilatory response of the spiny dogfish, to elevated internal or environmental ammonia. Sharks were injected via arterial catheters with ammonia solutions or their Na salt equivalents sufficient to

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