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New records of sharks from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India

New records of sharks from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India

Published on 10. September 2018 New records of sharks (Elasmobranchii) from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India with notes on current checklists Zoya Tyabji, Rima W. Jabado, Dipani Sutaria ABSTRACT: The diversity of sharks occurring off the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India has received increased attention in recent years. Yet, available checklists are

Shark fin as a case study: Out of control means off the menu

Shark fin as a case study: Out of control means off the menu

Published on 08. September 2018 Out of control means off the menu: The case for ceasing consumption of luxury products from highly vulnerable species when international trade cannot be adequately controlled; shark fin as a case study Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson, Astrid Alexandra Andersson, Alex Hofford, Calton S.W.Law, Loby C.Y.Hau, Daniel Pauly ABSTRACT: As luxury

Bonnethead sharks digest seagrass

Bonnethead sharks digest seagrass

Published on 5. September 2018 Seagrass digestion by a notorious ‘carnivore’ Samantha C. Leigh, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Donovan P. German ABSTRACT: What an animal consumes and what an animal digests and assimilates for energetic demands are not always synonymous. Sharks, uniformly accepted as carnivores, have guts that are presumed to be well suited for a

Attitudes and misconceptions towards sharks and shark meat consumption in Peru

Attitudes and misconceptions towards sharks and shark meat consumption in Peru

Published on 29. August 2018 Attitudes and misconceptions towards sharks and shark meat consumption along the Peruvian coast Rocío López de la Lama, Santiago De la Puente, Juan Carlos Riveros ABSTRACT: Misconceptions, lack of knowledge, and negative attitudes towards sharks act as barriers preventing actions required to tackle threats to shark populations, limiting the success

On the complexity of shark bite wounds

On the complexity of shark bite wounds

Published in August 2018 On the complexity of shark bite wounds: From associated bacteria to trauma management and wound repair Isci ET, Ritter E. ABSTRACT: The mouth of a shark is a breeding ground for a large variety of bacteria which can easily get transferred onto a human body in the event of a shark

Overlap between highly suitable habitats and longline gear management areas reveals vulnerable and protected regions for highly migratory sharks

Overlap between highly suitable habitats and longline gear management areas reveals vulnerable and protected regions for highly migratory sharks

Published on 23. August 2018 Overlap between highly suitable habitats and longline gear management areas reveals vulnerable and protected regions for highly migratory sharks Hannah Calich, Maria Estevanez, Neil Hammerschlag ABSTRACT: Highly migratory species (e.g. sharks, tunas, turtles, cetaceans) present unique conservation management challenges due to their wide-ranging movements. Consequently, the extent to which management

Life-history traits inform on population trends when assessing the conservation status of a declining tiger shark population

Life-history traits inform on population trends when assessing the conservation status of a declining tiger shark population

Published on 20. August 2018 Life-history traits inform on population trends when assessing the conservation status of a declining tiger shark population Christopher Brown, George Roff ABSTRACT: The assessment of the conservation status of wide ranging species depends on estimates of the magnitude of their population trends. The accuracy of global trend estimates will depend

Comparative morphology and systematics of the cookiecutter sharks

Comparative morphology and systematics of the cookiecutter sharks

Published on 20. August 2018 Comparative morphology and systematics of the cookiecutter sharks, genus Isistius Gill (1864) (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Dalatiidae) Flávia de Figueiredo Petean, Marcelo R. de Carvalho ABSTRACT: The dalatiid genus Isistius Gill (1864) has three valid species currently recognized in the literature: Isistius brasiliensis Quoy & Gaimard (1824), I. plutodus Garrick & Springer

Shark management strategy policy considerations

Shark management strategy policy considerations

Published online on 17. August 2018 Shark management strategy policy considerations: Community preferences, reasoning and speculations Peter Simmons, Mehmet Ibrahim Mehmet ABSTRACT: Shark management is contested and community support often influences policy. Decision makers are unlikely to be comfortable explaining policy solely based on expert advice, scientific data, or any information, if they feel out

Limited latitudinal ranging of juvenile whale sharks in the Western Indian Ocean

Limited latitudinal ranging of juvenile whale sharks in the Western Indian Ocean

Published on 09. August 2018 Limited latitudinal ranging of juvenile whale sharks in the Western Indian Ocean suggests the existence of regional management units Clare E. M. Prebble, Christoph A. Rohner, Simon J. Pierce, David P. Robinson, Mohammed Y. Jaidah, Steffen S. Bach, Clive N. Trueman ABSTRACT: Assessing the movements and connectivity of whale sharks

Scene through the eyes of an apex predator

Scene through the eyes of an apex predator

Published on 01. August 2018 Scene through the eyes of an apex predator: a comparative analysis of the shark visual system Shaun P Collin ABSTRACT: The eyes of apex predators, such as the shark, have fascinated comparative visual neuroscientists for hundreds of years with respect to how they perceive the dark depths of their ocean

Interpretation of silky shark relative abundance indices for the equatorial Pacific Ocean

Interpretation of silky shark relative abundance indices for the equatorial Pacific Ocean

Published on 30. July 2018 The importance of environment and life stage on interpretation of silky shark relative abundance indices for the equatorial Pacific Ocean Cleridy E. Lennert‐Cody, Shelley C. Clarke, Alexandre Aires‐da‐Silva, Mark N. Maunder, Peter J. S. Franks, Marlon Román, Arthur J. Miller, Mihoko Minami ABSTRACT: Recent large fluctuations in an index of

Drivers of reef shark abundance and biomass in the Solomon Islands

Drivers of reef shark abundance and biomass in the Solomon Islands

Published on 30. July 2018 Drivers of reef shark abundance and biomass in the Solomon Islands Jordan S. Goetze , Tim J. Langlois, Joe McCarter, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Alec Hughes, Jacob Tingo Leve, Stacy D. Jupiter ABSTRACT: Remote island nations face a number of challenges in addressing concerns about shark population status, including access to

Basking shark breaching behaviour observations West of Shetland

Basking shark breaching behaviour observations West of Shetland

Published in 2018 Basking shark breaching behaviour observations West of Shetland Witt M., Godley B.J. ABSTRACT: This study reports observations of basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) sighted during an offshore geophysical survey conducted in July and August 2013, west of Shetland, UK. During the 38-day survey, trained and dedicated marine wildlife observers recorded 19 sightings of

On the Separation Mechanism between a Shark’s Tooth and Its Jaw Base

On the Separation Mechanism between a Shark’s Tooth and Its Jaw Base

Published on 23. July 2018 On the Separation Mechanism between a Shark’s Tooth and Its Jaw Base, with Special Emphasis on an Observation Made from a White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias Erich K. Ritter, Andreas Dellios ABSTRACT: Feeding is the likely cause for tooth shedding in sharks. Although the overall process of loosing teeth has been

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