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Tagged tiger sharks return to Grand Cayman

Tagged tiger sharks return to Grand Cayman

Tagged sharks return home as researchers learn more

Mediterranean Elasmobranch Species Workshop

Mediterranean Elasmobranch Species Workshop

Workshop on Stock Assessment of Selected Species of Elasmobranchs in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) area Date and Venue 12-16 December 2011 EU Premises, Brussels, Belgium Local contact Antonio Cervantes European Commission / DG MARE 1049-Brussels Fax: + 322295.03.51 E-mail: Antonio.cervantes@ec.europa.eu Contact for technical matters SCSA Coordinator – Fabio Fiorentino (Fabio.fiorentino@iamc.cnr.it) Workshop

Elasmobranch Study receives $20,000 Save our Seas Grant

Elasmobranch Study receives $20,000 Save our Seas Grant

Marine biologist James Sulikowski receives $20,000 SOSF grant to develop noninvasive technique for study of shark, skate and ray reproductive biology   News Release by the University of New England, 01. November 2011 Biddeford, Maine — James Sulikowski, Ph.D., University of New England associate professor of marine sciences, is principal investigator for a $20,000 Save

Shark Researchers meet in Berlin

Shark Researchers meet in Berlin

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 28. October 2011 European Elasmobranch Association (EEA) – 2011 Annual Scientific Conference The 15th EEA Annual Scientific Conference is currently taking place at the Natural History Museum of Berlin this weekend ( 28-30 October 2011 ). The keynote speakers are Shelley Clarke ( ‘Keeping the Science in Shark Conservation’ )

Scientists film hagfish anti-shark slime weapon

Scientists film hagfish anti-shark slime weapon

Scientists film hagfish anti-shark slime weapon

Virginia College studies the diet of Cownose Rays

Virginia College studies the diet of Cownose Rays

Local College Dives into Diet of Cownose Stingrays   By Lauren Compton, WSET.com 24. October 2011 Lynchburg, VA – A local college is trying to solve a Chesapeake Bay controversy by finding what cownose stingrays eat. The answer could be the key to saving the animals from the bay workers trying to get rid of

Humane Society Grant for Study on Thresher Sharks in Australia

Humane Society Grant for Study on Thresher Sharks in Australia

2011 Marine Science Grant from the Humane Society International Winner: Matthew Heard, Flinders University Project: Assessment of the vulnerability of thresher sharks (Alopias spp.) to commercial and recreational fisheries Media Release: for immediate release Publication: «Newspaper» Date: 10 October 2011 A Bedford Park winner for $7,000 young scientist grant Bedford Park resident, Matthew Heard was recently announced as

Radioactive Materials found in Elasmobranchs in Fukushima Japan

Radioactive Materials found in Elasmobranchs in Fukushima Japan

Results of the inspection on radioactive materials in fisheries products (Aug 2011) Radioactive Caesium (Bq/kg) : Provisional regulation value for fish – Radioactive caesium: 500 Bq/kg Radioactive Iodine (Bq/kg) : Provisional regulation value for fish – Radioactive iodine: 2000 Bq/kg Results for Elasmobranch Species : Origin: Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. Sampling Date: 26 July, 2011

Researcher Uses Satellites to Track Cownose Ray

Researcher Uses Satellites to Track Cownose Ray

By Janet Krenn, Virginia Sea Grant, 28. September 2011 Cownose rays are native to the Chesapeake Bay. They arrive late spring when the waters start warming and leave again in the early fall as waters cool. Where they go during the rest of the year? No one knows! That’s why Virginia Sea Grant Fisheries and

New Analysis confirms Sharks are in trouble

New Analysis confirms Sharks are in trouble

New Analysis confirms Sharks are in trouble Great Barrier Reef

Shark Compound Proves Potential as Drug to Treat Human Viruses

Shark Compound Proves Potential as Drug to Treat Human Viruses

News Release by the Georgetown University Medical Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2011 Contact: Karen Mallet Scientist suggests that squalamine be explored as a human antiviral agent based on the reported discovery and its known safety profile in humans WASHINGTON — A compound initially isolated from sharks shows potential as a unique broad-spectrum human

Molecule from shark cartilage fights joint pain

Molecule from shark cartilage fights joint pain

London, 18. Sep 2011 (IANS) Chondroitin, a molecule sourced from shark cartilage and pig ears, has emerged as a wonder remedy for joint pains, says a study. Small studies have found that arthritic sufferers taking chondroitin require only fewer pain killers — yet larger trials proved inconclusive. Now a study, from the Geneva School of

Post-release survival of captured mako sharks

Post-release survival of captured mako sharks

Post-release survival of captured mako sharks: developing best-practice for sustainable catch and release game fishing. Supervision Team: Dr Jayson Semmens (IMAS) Dr Jeremy Lyle (IMAS) Mr Barry Bruce (CSIRO) Mr Paul Rogers (SARDI) Project Outline Short-fin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) are top predators in marine ecosystems and have widespread distributions in temperate and tropical waters

Special Meeting on Sharks Information Collection in Southeast Asia

Special Meeting on Sharks Information Collection in Southeast Asia

15-17 September 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Background Shark is one of the important taxa concerned by international organization what increase magnitude to force the fishers on conservation issues in recently years. Furthermore, sharks are widely utilized in term of shark fin, flesh, skin including other products. With the biological scientific facts and market-related consumption, the International

Mote receives NOAA grant for shark fishing study

Mote receives NOAA grant for shark fishing study

By Robin Hartill | City Editor 22. August 2011 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Mote Marine Laboratory a $192,000 grant to study how sharks fare after anglers release them. In the study, Mote scientists will record fine-scale movements of released sharks in unprecedented detail, using accelerometers, or tags with motion-sensing technology,