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Reproductive characteristics and life-history relationships of starry smooth-hound in British waters

Reproductive characteristics and life-history relationships of starry smooth-hound in British waters

First published online on 28 December 2015 Reproductive characteristics and life-history relationships of starry smooth-hound Mustelus asterias in British waters S. R. McCully Phillips and J. R. Ellis ABSTRACT: The reproductive biology and other life-history parameters were investigated for Mustelus asterias in British waters, with specimens caught from both commercial fisheries and research-vessel surveys....

Estimating growth from tagging data: an application to north-east Atlantic tope shark

Estimating growth from tagging data: an application to north-east Atlantic tope shark

First published online on 28 December 2015 Estimating growth from tagging data: an application to north-east Atlantic tope shark Galeorhinus galeus M. Dureuil and B. Worm ABSTRACT: This study addresses the inherent uncertainty when estimating growth from limited mark–recapture information. A selection procedure was developed utilizing 18 competing growth estimation methods. The optimal method...

Genetic structure, population demography and seasonal occurrence of blacktip shark in Bimini

Genetic structure, population demography and seasonal occurrence of blacktip shark in Bimini

First published online on 28 December 2015 Genetic structure, population demography and seasonal occurrence of blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus in Bimini, the Bahamas K. S. Gledhill, S. T. Kessel, T. L. Guttridge, A. C. Hansell, A. E. Bester-van der Merwe, K. A. Feldheim, S. H. Gruber, D. D. Chapman ABSTRACT: A longline survey was...

Sex-specific patterns in the seasonal occurrence of white sharks at the Neptune Islands, South Australia

Sex-specific patterns in the seasonal occurrence of white sharks at the Neptune Islands, South Australia

First published online on 28 December 2015 Segregation or aggregation? Sex-specific patterns in the seasonal occurrence of white sharks Carcharodon carcharias at the Neptune Islands, South Australia B. Bruce, R. Bradford ABSTRACT: The seasonal patterns of occurrence of male and female white sharks Carcharodon carcharias at the Neptune Islands in South Australia were reviewed....

Occurrence and habitat use of the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish in the Bahamas

Occurrence and habitat use of the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish in the Bahamas

First published online on 28 December 2015 Occurrence and habitat use of the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata in the Bahamas T. L. Guttridge, S. J. B. Gulak, B. R. Franks, J. K. Carlson, S. H. Gruber, K. S. Gledhill, M. E. Bond, G. Johnson, R. D. Grubbs ABSTRACT: This study documents and...

Subsurface observations of white shark predatory behaviour using an autonomous underwater vehicle

Subsurface observations of white shark predatory behaviour using an autonomous underwater vehicle

First published on 28 December 2015 Subsurface observations of white shark Carcharodon carcharias predatory behaviour using an autonomous underwater vehicle G. B. Skomal, E. M. Hoyos-Padilla, A. Kukulya, R. Stokey ABSTRACT: In this study, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) was used to test this technology as a viable tool for directly observing the behaviour...

Perspectives on elasmobranch life-history studies

Perspectives on elasmobranch life-history studies

First published on 28 December 2015 Perspectives on elasmobranch life-history studies: a focus on age validation and relevance to fishery management G.M. Cailliet ABSTRACT: Life-history (age, growth, age validation, reproduction and demography) studies of elasmobranchs date back to the middle of the last century with major early contributions made by British fishery scientists. As...

The biology, ecology and conservation of elasmobranchs

The biology, ecology and conservation of elasmobranchs

First published on 28. December 2015 The biology, ecology and conservation of elasmobranchs: recent advances and new frontiers D.W. Sims ABSTRACT: No abstract is available for this article. Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 87, Issue 6, DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12861 SOURCE   ...

Predicting the capture condition of a longline-caught pelagic shark

Predicting the capture condition of a longline-caught pelagic shark

Provisional PDF published on 24. December 2015 Moving from measuring to predicting bycatch mortality: predicting the capture condition of a longline-caught pelagic shark Derek R. Dapp, Charlie Huveneers, Terence I. Walker, Michael Drew, Richard D. Reina ABSTRACT: Incidental fisheries capture has been identified as having a major effect on shark populations throughout the world....

Etmopterus benchleyi n. sp., a new lanternshark from the central eastern Pacific Ocean

Etmopterus benchleyi n. sp., a new lanternshark from the central eastern Pacific Ocean

21. December 2015 Etmopterus benchleyi n. sp., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the central eastern Pacific Ocean Victoria E. Vásquez, David A. Ebert, & Douglas J. Long ABSTRACT: A new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus benchleyi n. sp., is described from eight specimens collected off the Pacific coast of Central America at depths ranging...

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