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The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark

The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark

Published online on 29. August 2014 Circling the Blood in the Water: The Difficulties in Endangered Species Protections for the Great White Shark Derek Julio ABSTRACT: The purpose of legislation like the Endangered Species Act is to provide a means to conserve the ecosystems of endangered and threatened species, but not all species that may

Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America

Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America

Published on 20. August 2014 Lamniform Shark Teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Southernmost South America (Santa Cruz Province, Argentina) Elena R. Schroeter, Victoria M. Egerton, Lucio M. Ibiricu, Kenneth J. Lacovara ABSTRACT: Here we report multiple lamniform shark teeth recovered from fluvial sediments in the (Campanian-Maastrichtian) Cerro Fortaleza Formation, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. This

Post-release survivorship studies on thresher sharks captured in the southern California recreational fishery

Post-release survivorship studies on thresher sharks captured in the southern California recreational fishery

Published online on 02. August 2014 Post-release survivorship studies on common thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) captured in the southern California recreational fishery C.A. Sepulveda, C. Heberer, S.A. Aalbers, N. Spear, M. Kinney, D. Bernal, S. Kohin ABSTRACT: The common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) is the focus of a popular southern California recreational fishery that targets

Antibiotic Susceptibilities of Bacteria Isolated within the Oral Flora of Florida Blacktip Sharks

Antibiotic Susceptibilities of Bacteria Isolated within the Oral Flora of Florida Blacktip Sharks

Published on 11. August 2014 Antibiotic Susceptibilities of Bacteria Isolated within the Oral Flora of Florida Blacktip Sharks: Guidance for Empiric Antibiotic Therapy Nathan R. Unger, Erich Ritter, Robert Borrego, Jay Goodman, Olayemi O. Osiyemi ABSTRACT: Sharks possess a variety of pathogenic bacteria in their oral cavity that may potentially be transferred into humans during

Movements of Blue Sharks across Their Life History

Movements of Blue Sharks across Their Life History

Published on 13. August 2014 Movements of Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca) across Their Life History Frederic Vandeperre, Alexandre Aires-da-Silva, Jorge Fontes, Marco Santos, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Pedro Afonso ABSTRACT: Spatial structuring and segregation by sex and size is considered to be an intrinsic attribute of shark populations. These spatial patterns remain poorly understood, particularly for

Seagrasses in the age of sea turtle conservation and shark overfishing

Seagrasses in the age of sea turtle conservation and shark overfishing

Published online on 05. August 2014 Seagrasses in the age of sea turtle conservation and shark overfishing Michael R. Heithaus, Teresa Alcoverro, Rohan Arthur, Derek A. Burkholder, Kathryn A. Coates, Marjolijn J. A. Christianen, Nachiket Kelkar, Sarah A. Manuel, Aaron J. Wirsing, W. Judson Kenworthy, James W. Fourqurean ABSTRACT: Efforts to conserve globally declining herbivorous

Evidence for multiple paternity in the school shark found in New Zealand waters

Evidence for multiple paternity in the school shark found in New Zealand waters

Published online on 12. August 2014 Evidence for multiple paternity in the school shark Galeorhinus galeus found in New Zealand waters S. Hernández, C. Duffy, M. P. Francis, P. A. Ritchie ABSTRACT: This study assessed the levels of relatedness of Galeorhinus galeus of progeny arrays using six microsatellite DNA markers. A parentage analysis from five

Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Published on 12. August 2014 Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives Edgar Fernando Cagua​, Neal Collins, James Hancock, Richard Rees ABSTRACT: Whale sharks attract large numbers of tourists, divers and snorkelers each year to South Ari Atoll in the Republic of Maldives. Yet without information regarding the use

The Use of Satellite Tags to Redefine Movement Patterns of Spiny Dogfish along the U.S. East Coast

The Use of Satellite Tags to Redefine Movement Patterns of Spiny Dogfish along the U.S. East Coast

Published on 28. July 2014 The Use of Satellite Tags to Redefine Movement Patterns of Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) along the U.S. East Coast: Implications for Fisheries Management Amy E. Carlson, Eric R. Hoffmayer, Cindy A. Tribuzio, James A. Sulikowski ABSTRACT: Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) are assumed to be a highly migratory species, making habitual

Rajella paucispinosa n. sp., a new deep-water skate from the western Indian Ocean off South Mozambique

Rajella paucispinosa n. sp., a new deep-water skate from the western Indian Ocean off South Mozambique

Published on 08. August 2014 Rajella paucispinosa n. sp., a new deep-water skate (Elasmobranchii, Rajidae) from the western Indian Ocean off South Mozambique, and a revised generic diagnosis Simon Weigmann, Matthias F.W. Stehmann, Ralf Thiel ABSTRACT: A new species of the widely in temperate and tropical latitudes distributed skate genus Rajella is described based on

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