Scientific Papers

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

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