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Using bomb radiocarbon to estimate age and growth of the white shark from the southwestern Indian Ocean

Using bomb radiocarbon to estimate age and growth of the white shark from the southwestern Indian Ocean

Published online on 02. June 2016 Using bomb radiocarbon to estimate age and growth of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, from the southwestern Indian Ocean Heather M. Christiansen, Steven E. Campana, Aaron T. Fisk, Geremy Cliff, Sabine P. Wintner, Sheldon F. J. Dudley, Lisa A. Kerr, Nigel E. Hussey ABSTRACT: Knowledge of age and growth

Population Structure, Abundance and Movement of Whale Sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

Population Structure, Abundance and Movement of Whale Sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

Published on 30. June 2016 Population Structure, Abundance and Movement of Whale Sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman David P. Robinson, Mohammed Y. Jaidah, Steffen Bach, Katie Lee, Rima W. Jabado, Christoph A. Rohner, Abi March, Simone Caprodossi, Aaron C. Henderson, ames M. Mair, Rupert Ormond, Simon J. Pierce ABSTRACT: Data

A new temperate deepwater skate of the genus Bathyraja from the South-West Pacific

A new temperate deepwater skate of the genus Bathyraja from the South-West Pacific

Published on 28. June 2016 A new temperate deepwater skate of the genus Bathyraja (Rajoidei: Arhynchobatidae) from the South-West Pacific Peter R. Last, Andrew L. Stewart, Bernard Séret ABSTRACT: A single specimen of a new Bathyraja skate was collected by the authors in 2003 during a survey of the deepwater biota of the northern Tasman

Narcine baliensis, a new species of electric ray from southeast Asia

Narcine baliensis, a new species of electric ray from southeast Asia

Published on 22. June 2016 Narcine baliensis, a new species of electric ray from southeast Asia (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes) Marcelo R. De Carvalho, William T. White ABSTRACT: A new species of numbfish, Narcine baliensis, sp. nov., is described from the tropical eastern Indian Ocean from Indonesia. It is superficially similar to N. brevilabiata and N. atzi

Three decades of longlining in Bimini reveals long-term trends in lemon shark catch per unit effort

Three decades of longlining in Bimini reveals long-term trends in lemon shark catch per unit effort

Published online on 01. June 2016 Three decades of longlining in Bimini, Bahamas, reveals long-term trends in lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris (Carcharhinidae) catch per unit effort S. T. Kessel, A. C. Hansell, S. H. Gruber, T. L. Guttridge, N. E. Hussey, R. G. Perkins ABSTRACT: In Bimini, Bahamas, the consistent employment of longlines, beginning in

Biological data from a data-deficient shark: the Arabian smoothhound

Biological data from a data-deficient shark: the Arabian smoothhound

Published online on 01. June 2016 Biological data from a data-deficient shark: the Arabian smoothhound Mustelus mosis (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) A. B. M. Moore, A. C. Henderson, E. D. Farrell, L. B. Weekes ABSTRACT: The present study provides information on length distribution, reproductive biology and diet of Mustelus mosis based on individuals caught in waters off

A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers

A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers

Published online on 23. June 2016 A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers Nicholas M. Whitney, Connor F. White, Adrian C. Gleiss, Gail D. Schwieterman, Paul Anderson, Robert E. Hueter, Gregory B. Skomal ABSTRACT : Recent declines in global fish stocks have raised questions regarding the sustainability

A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Southern California Bight

A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Southern California Bight

Published on 23. June 2016 A fishery-independent survey of juvenile shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and blue (Prionace glauca) sharks in the Southern California Bight, 1994–2013 Rosa Runcie, David Holts, James Wraith, Yi Xu, Darlene Ramon, Rand Rasmussen, Suzanne Kohin ABSTRACT : A fishery-independent abundance survey was initiated by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and

Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks

Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks

Published online on 14. June 2016 Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks Dominic G. Swift, Luke T. Dunning, Javier Igea, Edward J. Brooks, Catherine S. Jones, Leslie R. Noble, Adam Ciezarek, Emily Humble, Vincent Savolainen ABSTRACT: Background All vertebrates initially feed their offspring using yolk reserves. In some live-bearing species

A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov.

A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov.

Published on 02. June 2016 A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) Peter R. Last, Bernard Séret, Gavin J.P. Naylor ABSTRACT: A new guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov., is described from material collected at fish markets in Malaysian Borneo (South

Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks at a Bait Station

Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks at a Bait Station

Published on 31. May 2016 Feeding Behavior of Subadult Sixgill Sharks (Hexanchus griseus) at a Bait Station Bryan McNeil, Dayv Lowry, Shawn Larson, Denise Griffing ABSTRACT: This is the first in-situ study of feeding behaviors exhibited by bluntnose sixgill sharks. Bait was placed beneath the Seattle Aquarium pier situated on the waterfront in Elliott Bay,

Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species

Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species

Published online on 29. May 2016 Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species: Mustelus mustelus, Carcharhinus obscurus and Sphyrna lewini C. Rossouw, S. P. Wintner, A. E. Bester-Van Der Merwe ABSTRACT: In this study, multiple paternity (MP) was investigated in three commercially important shark species, common smoothhound Mustelus mustelus, dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus

Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Published online on 24. May 2016 Deepwater Chondrichthyan Bycatch of the Eastern King Prawn Fishery in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia Cassandra L. Rigby, William T. White, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: The deepwater chondrichthyan fauna of the Great Barrier Reef is poorly known and life history information is required to enable their effective management

Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks

Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks

Published online on 26. May 2016 Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni E. E. Byrnes, C. Brown ABSTRACT: This study examined interindividual personality differences between Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni utilizing a standard boldness assay. Additionally, the correlation between differences in individual boldness and stress reactivity was examined, exploring indications of individual

Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Published online on 25. May 2016 Feeding ecology of three coastal shark species in the northwest Gulf of Mexico Jeffrey D. Plumlee, R. J. David Wells ABSTRACT: The feeding ecology of 3 coastal shark species—Atlantic sharpnose Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, bonnethead Sphyrna tiburo, and blacktip Carcharhinus limbatus shark—was examined in the northwest Gulf of Mexico (GOM). A

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