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New Zealand Gamefish Tagging News – April 2014

New Zealand Gamefish Tagging News – April 2014

Shark Recaptures in New Zealand’s Gamefish Tagging Program  - 2014 Overview : Since the 2013–14 season began on 1 July, 2013 there have been 26 tag recoveries advised. In the same period another 1400 tagged fish have been added to the database. The 26 recaptured fish comprised the following five shark specimens: – 3 mako

Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways during Pioneering Study

Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways during Pioneering Study

Press Release Mote Marine Laboratory 02. April 2014 —————– Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Hayley Rutger How sharks hunt prey — from the first whiff to the final chomp — has been revealed as never before in a new study about shark senses that was supported by the National Science Foundation and published today,

Curtin researchers to hide our splashes from sharks

Curtin researchers to hide our splashes from sharks

Media Release Curtin University 21. January 2014 ——————- Curtin University researchers will attempt to “mask” the noise of swimmers from sharks after receiving a grant from the State Government’s Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategy. The project, led by Dr Christine Erbe at Curtin’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology, will first look at characterising noises produced

Whaler shark study to help inform management arrangements

Whaler shark study to help inform management arrangements

Media Release NSW Department of Primary Industries 20. January 2014 ——————– A study investigating ways to reduce unwanted catch and any environmental impacts of the large shark fishery in NSW is continuing with a number of tagged sharks being monitored in ocean waters. The study will be led by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

Elephant shark genome provides new insights into bone formation and adaptive immunity in humans

Elephant shark genome provides new insights into bone formation and adaptive immunity in humans

Press Release Singapore Government Agency For Science Technology And Research (ASTAR) 12. January 2014 —————– ASTAR-led international consortium completely decodes the first shark-family member genome Scientists at ASTAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) led an international team of researchers that sequenced and analysed the genome of the elephant shark.  A comparison of the

White sharks can live for 70 years and longer

White sharks can live for 70 years and longer

Adult white sharks, also known as great whites, may live far longer than previously thought, according to a new study that used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.

$967,000 awarded to shark mitigation research in WA

$967,000 awarded to shark mitigation research in WA

Ministerial Media Statement Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA 31. December 2013 ————————— Research funding part of State Government’s Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategy Western Australian company to develop surfboard shark deterrent Acoustic detection and tracking of sharks Research into disguising beachgoer activity from sharks Discovering the cues that trigger shark attacks A Western Australian company and

New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar

New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar

Press Release Cornell University 05. December 2013 ———————– By Joe Schwartz ITHACA, N.Y. — Despite widespread fascination with sharks, the world’s oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery. The first deep dive into a great white shark’s genetic code has fished up big surprises behind a design so effective it has barely changed

Living Manta Ray Hybrid found in the Red Sea

Living Manta Ray Hybrid found in the Red Sea

News Release The Cousteau Society 22. October 2013 ———————- LIVING MANTA RAY HYBRID FOUND IN THE SUDANESE RED SEA – FIRST RECORD IN THE WORLD! The first hybrid Manta ray has been identified off the Red Sea coast of Sudan following a pioneering research trip in late 2012 carried out by scientists from The Cousteau

Securing the future for Australia’s sharks

Securing the future for Australia’s sharks

News Release James Cook University First published September 27, 2013 —————————- Researchers from James Cook University are leading a new project designed to ensure sustainable use and conservation of Australia’s sharks and rays. Funded by the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation the project will provide a report card on the status of all

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