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Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island

Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island

Published online on 19. July 2016 Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island Clément Trystram, Karyne Rogers, Marc Soria, Sébastien Jaquemet ABSTRACT : Stomach contents and stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses (δ13C and δ15N) were used to investigate the trophic ecology of two apex predators, tiger sharks

Transboundary movements, unmonitored fishing mortality, and ineffective international fisheries management pose risks for pelagic sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Transboundary movements, unmonitored fishing mortality, and ineffective international fisheries management pose risks for pelagic sharks in the Northwest Atlantic

Published online on 20. June 2016 Transboundary movements, unmonitored fishing mortality, and ineffective international fisheries management pose risks for pelagic sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Steven E. Campana ABSTRACT : The shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), porbeagle (Lamna nasus), and blue shark (Prionace glauca) are three frequently caught shark species in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Satellite

Population structure of a whale shark aggregation in the Red Sea

Population structure of a whale shark aggregation in the Red Sea

Published online on 11. July 2016 Population structure of a whale shark Rhincodon typus aggregation in the Red Sea J. E. M. Cochran, R. S. Hardenstine, C. D. Braun, G. B. Skomal, S. R. Thorrold, K. Xu, M. G. Genton, M. L. Berumen ABSTRACT : The presence of whale sharks Rhincodon typus were recorded around

Vulnerability to longline fisheries of three hammerhead shark species in the Atlantic Ocean

Vulnerability to longline fisheries of three hammerhead shark species in the Atlantic Ocean

Published online on 28. June 2016 Vulnerability to longline fisheries of three hammerhead shark Sphyrna species in the south-western and equatorial Atlantic Ocean N. P. A. Bezerra, P. Travassos, F. H. V. Hazin ABSTRACT : Catch and effort data from 29 418 longline sets from Brazilian tuna longline vessels operating in the south-western and equatorial

Oxytetracycline age validation of an adult shortfin mako shark after 6 years at liberty

Oxytetracycline age validation of an adult shortfin mako shark after 6 years at liberty

Published online on 20. June 2016 Oxytetracycline age validation of an adult shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus after 6 years at liberty M. J. Kinney, R. J. D. Wells, S. Kohin ABSTRACT : This study presents findings on an oxytetracycline injected adult male shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus recaptured in waters off of southern California after 6 years

Aversive responses of captive sandbar sharks to strong magnetic fields

Aversive responses of captive sandbar sharks to strong magnetic fields

Published online on 20. June 2016 Aversive responses of captive sandbar sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus to strong magnetic fields A. Siegenthaler, P. R. W. Niemantsverdriet, M. Laterveer, I. M. A. Heitkönig ABSTRACT : This experimental study focused on the possible deterrent effect of permanent magnets on adult sandbar sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus. Results showed that the presence

Squatina david , A New Southern Caribbean Species of Angel Shark

Squatina david , A New Southern Caribbean Species of Angel Shark

Published on 05. July 2016 A New Southern Caribbean Species of Angel Shark (Chondrichthyes, Squaliformes, Squatinidae), Including Phylogeny and Tempo of Diversification of American Species Arturo Acero P., José J. Tavera , Rafael Anguila, Luis Hernández ABSTRACT : A new species of Squatina, S. david, is described from the Colombian Caribbean. The new species differs

Strontium mineralization of shark vertebrae

Strontium mineralization of shark vertebrae

Published online on 18 July 2016 Strontium mineralization of shark vertebrae Vincent Raoult, Victor M. Peddemors, David Zahra, Nicholas Howell, Daryl L. Howard, Martin D. de Jonge, Jane E. Williamson ABSTRACT : Determining the age of sharks using vertebral banding is a vital component of management, but the causes of banding are not fully understood.

Acoustic telemetry and network analysis reveal the space use of multiple reef predators and enhance marine protected area design

Acoustic telemetry and network analysis reveal the space use of multiple reef predators and enhance marine protected area design

Published on 13. July 2016 Acoustic telemetry and network analysis reveal the space use of multiple reef predators and enhance marine protected area design James S. E. Lea, Nicolas E. Humphries, Rainer G. von Brandis, Christopher R. Clarke, David W. Sims ABSTRACT : Marine protected areas (MPAs) are commonly employed to protect ecosystems from threats

Sinobatis brevicauda n. sp., a new deep-water legskate and first generic record from the western Indian Ocean

Sinobatis brevicauda n. sp., a new deep-water legskate and first generic record from the western Indian Ocean

Published on 13. July 2016 Sinobatis brevicauda n. sp., a new deep-water legskate (Rajiformes, Anacanthobatidae) and first generic record from the western Indian Ocean Weigmann, S. & Stehmann, M.F.W. ABSTRACT: A new deep-water legskate, Sinobatis brevicauda, is described based on two specimens caught on the remote Saya de Malha Bank in the central western Indian

The Effect of a Non-Lethal Electric Shark Deterrent on White Shark Behaviour

The Effect of a Non-Lethal Electric Shark Deterrent on White Shark Behaviour

Published on 01. July 2016 How Close is too Close? The Effect of a Non-Lethal Electric Shark Deterrent on White Shark Behaviour Ryan M. Kempster, Channing A. Egeberg , Nathan S. Hart, Laura Ryan, Lucille Chapuis, Caroline C. Kerr, Carl Schmidt, Charlie Huveneers, Enrico Gennari, Kara E. Yopak, Jessica J. Meeuwig, Shaun P. Collin ABSTRACT:

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

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