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Discovery of a multispecies shark aggregation in the Ba Estuary

Discovery of a multispecies shark aggregation in the Ba Estuary

Published on 25. June 2018 Discovery of a multispecies shark aggregation and parturition area in the Ba Estuary, Fiji Islands Tom Vierus, Stefan Gehrig, Juerg M. Brunnschweiler, Kerstin Glaus, Martin Zimmer, Amandine D. Marie, Ciro Rico ABSTRACT: Population declines in shark species have been reported on local and global scales, with overfishing, habitat destruction and

Interacting with wildlife tourism increases activity of white sharks

Interacting with wildlife tourism increases activity of white sharks

Published on 06. June 2018 Interacting with wildlife tourism increases activity of white sharks Charlie Huveneers, Yuuki Y Watanabe, Nicholas L Payne, Jayson M Semmens ABSTRACT: Anthropogenic activities are dramatically changing marine ecosystems. Wildlife tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry and has the potential to modify the natural environment

Age and growth of sharks

Age and growth of sharks

Published on 04. June 2018 Age and growth of sharks: do vertebral band pairs record age? Lisa J. Natanson, Gregory B. Skomal, Sarah L. Hoffmann, Marianne E. Porter, Kenneth J. Goldman, David Serra ABSTRACT: Inaccurate age estimates can have severe consequences in the management of elasmobranchs. Numerous studies in shark age validation have demonstrated a

Feeding behavior and trophic interaction of three shark species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Feeding behavior and trophic interaction of three shark species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Published on 25. May 2018 Feeding behavior and trophic interaction of three shark species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve Diego Páez-Rosas, Paul Insuasti-Zarate, Marjorie Riofrío-Lazo, Felipe Galván-Magaña ABSTRACT: There is great concern about the future of sharks in Ecuador because of the lack of biological knowledge of most species that inhabit the region. This paper

Greenland shark feeding behavior on static fishing gear

Greenland shark feeding behavior on static fishing gear

Published on 17. May 2018 Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) feeding behavior on static fishing gear, effect of SMART (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated) hook deterrent technology, and factors influencing entanglement in bottom longlines Scott M. Grant​, Rennie Sullivan, Kevin J. Hedges ABSTRACT: The Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is the most common bycatch in the Greenland halibut

Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar

Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar

Published on 17. May 2018 Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar Diamant S, Rohner CA, Kiszka JJ, Guillemain d’Echon A, Guillemain d’Echon T, Sourisseau E, Pierce SJ ABSTRACT: Whale sharks Rhincodon typus, the world’s largest fish, are routinely sighted off the northwest coast of Madagascar, particularly off the island of

Artisanal shark fishing in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Artisanal shark fishing in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Published on 27. April 2018 Artisanal shark fishing in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea: biomass estimation from genetically identified shark and ray fins S. A. Appleyard, W. T. White, S. Vieira, B. Sabub ABSTRACT: Our study is the first detailed examination of species composition using DNA COI barcoding of elasmobranchs from an artisanal fishery

Molecular Identification of Shark Meat From Local Markets in Southern Brazil

Molecular Identification of Shark Meat From Local Markets in Southern Brazil

Published on 27. April 2018 Molecular Identification of Shark Meat From Local Markets in Southern Brazil Based on DNA Barcoding: Evidence for Mislabeling and Trade of Endangered Species Fernanda Almerón-Souza, Christian Sperb, Carolina L. Castilho, Pedro I. C. C. Figueiredo, Leonardo T. Gonçalves, Rodrigo Machado, Larissa R. Oliveira, Victor H. Valiati, Nelson J. R. Fagundes

Food approach conditioning and discrimination learning using sound cues in benthic sharks

Food approach conditioning and discrimination learning using sound cues in benthic sharks

Published on 24. April 2018 Food approach conditioning and discrimination learning using sound cues in benthic sharks Catarina Vila Pouca, Culum Brown ABSTRACT: The marine environment is filled with biotic and abiotic sounds. Some of these sounds predict important events that influence fitness while others are unimportant. Individuals can learn specific sound cues and ‘soundscapes’

Movements of three female silky sharks off the Caribbean coast of Cuba

Movements of three female silky sharks off the Caribbean coast of Cuba

Published on 01. April 2018 Movements of three female silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) as tracked by satellite-linked tags off the Caribbean coast of Cuba Hueter, Robert ; Tyminski, John ; Pina-Amargós, Fabián; Morris, John J; Abierno, Alexei Ruiz; Angulo Valdés, Jorge Alberto; López Fernández, Noel ABSTRACT: The silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller and Henle, 1839),

Delineation and mapping of coastal shark habitat within a shallow lagoonal estuary

Delineation and mapping of coastal shark habitat within a shallow lagoonal estuary

Published on 12. April 2018 Delineation and mapping of coastal shark habitat within a shallow lagoonal estuary Charles W. Bangley, Lee Paramore, Simon Dedman, Roger A. Rulifson ABSTRACT: Estuaries function as important nursery and foraging habitats for many coastal species, including highly migratory sharks. Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, is one of the largest estuaries in

The potential of shark bone powder in breast cancer inhibition

The potential of shark bone powder in breast cancer inhibition

Published on 06. April 2018 The potential of shark bone powder in breast cancer inhibition (pre-clinical study in DMBA-Induced Sprague Dawly Rats) S H Bintari, S Parman, M Dafip ABSTRACT: Breast cancer is a malignant disease, which lead to second cause of that after cervical cancer in women. To date, lots of drugs and supplement

Shark bite rates along the US Gulf coast

Shark bite rates along the US Gulf coast

Published on 22. March 2018 Shark bite rates along the US Gulf coast: a first investigation Raid W. Amin, Erich K. Ritter, Bethany A. Bonell ABSTRACT: The Gulf of Mexico is recognized as being home to all the shark species commonly involved in incidents with humans. SatScanTM, a spatial and spacetime statistical tool, was used

A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark

A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark

Published on 03. April 2018 A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus R. W. Jabado, P. M. Kyne, E. Nazareth, D. N. Sutaria ABSTRACT: The first record of the Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus from anywhere in its range in over a decade is reported from the Arabian Sea. One female

Characterization of large basking shark aggregations in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Characterization of large basking shark aggregations in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Published on 07. March 2018 Characterization of large basking shark Cetorhinus maximus aggregations in the western North Atlantic Ocean L. M. Crowe, O. O’brien, T. H. Curtis, S. M. Leiter, R. D. Kenney, P. Duley, S. D. Kraus ABSTRACT: Cetorhinus maximus aggregations recorded during extensive aerial survey efforts off the north‐eastern United States between 1980

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