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Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

Press Release University of Miami 25. January 2016 ———————— Researchers tracked movements of sharks and longline fishing vessels in North Atlantic finding significant overlap driving shark declines MIAMI—A new study from an international team of scientists found commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The...

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

News Release University of Exeter 21. January 2016 ——————— A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish. Sharks tracked during the Basking Shark Satellite Tagging Project tended...

Far-Travelled Shark

Far-Travelled Shark

News Release NAFC Marine Centre University of the Highlands and Islands 14. January 2016 —————— A hound shark caught near Shetland in December had been tagged off the Dutch coast in 2013 The starry smooth-hound (Mustelus asterias) was caught by the Shetland fishing boat Arcturus (skipper Bobby Sandison) while she was fishing in the...

Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Discovered in New York Waters

Sand Tiger Shark Nursery Discovered in New York Waters

Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) 05. January 2016 ————————- Scientists Discover Nursery Ground for Sand Tiger Sharks In Long Island’s Great South Bay Discovery made by project tracking local sharks since 2012 Research led by WCS’s New York Aquarium NEW YORK (January 5, 2016)—Scientists and veterinarians working for WCS’s New York...

New Study Suggests Angler Education Can Benefit Sharks

New Study Suggests Angler Education Can Benefit Sharks

Press Release University of Miami 24. November 2015 ————————- Researchers surveyed recreational fishers on attitudes toward shark conservation MIAMI — A new study finds fisher education can help protect vulnerable shark populations. The research, led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists, showed that recreational anglers were more...

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

Rare speartooth sharks caught and tagged

News Release Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ( CSIRO ) 11. November 2015 ———————- The first ever adult Speartooth Sharks have been caught and satellite tagged by CSIRO scientists working in remote Cape York. The elusive shark species – listed as critically endangered – was discovered in the Bizant River on the eastern...

2015 Coastal Shark Survey Reveals Shark Populations Improving off U.S. East Coast

2015 Coastal Shark Survey Reveals Shark Populations Improving off U.S. East Coast

Press Release NOAA Fisheries 08. September 2015 ———————— The longest running coastal shark research survey along the East Coast has completed its 2015 field work, capturing and tagging more than 2,800 sharks, the most in the survey’s 29-year history. The results are very good news for shark populations. “We caught fish throughout the survey,”...

Data Science Class Offers Theory on N.C. Shark Attacks

Data Science Class Offers Theory on N.C. Shark Attacks

News Release The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 03. August 2015 ———————– CHARLOTTE – Aug. 3, 2015 – After weeks of research, graduate students in the UNC Charlotte course “Knowledge Discovery in Databases” have analyzed diverse data sets related to sharks and have discovered certain patterns emerge. There appears to be a correlation...

WA Shark Deterrent Research Reveals Promising Results

WA Shark Deterrent Research Reveals Promising Results

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 17. June 2015 ——————— Shark research yields promising results The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA ​​Three State Government-funded research projects on shark detection and deterrents recently completed Existing and novel shark deterrents tested on a range of species in the...

Curtin palaeontologist finds more tooth to shark story

Curtin palaeontologist finds more tooth to shark story

Media Release Curtin University, Western Australia 09. June 2015 ——————— Fossil named after former WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley Research recently published in the scientific journal PLOS One substantially strengthens the theory that the modern shark is less primitive than previously believed. Curtin University palaeontologist Associate Professor Kate Trinajstic, from the Faculty of Science...

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