Research

Study on Sharks and Rays in the Balearic Islands

Study on Sharks and Rays in the Balearic Islands

The ecology and exploitation status of sharks and rays have been studied in the Balearic Islands Press Release by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), 18. January 2012 The conservation level of demersal elasmobranchs in the Islands is better than in other areas of the north-western Mediterranean. A wide study on elasmobranchs inhabiting marine bottoms

Atlantic shark feeding habits under study

Atlantic shark feeding habits under study

By Analia Murias, FIS, 30. January 2012 A team of scientists of Chelonia Association and the University of Marseille (France) chose the port of Vigo to initiate a study on dietary habits and intake areas of Atlantic sharks. As a world leader in shark catches of shortfin mako, blue shark and dogfish species, with discharges

AdAlta and Roche sign agreement to evaluate shark antibody technology

AdAlta and Roche sign agreement to evaluate shark antibody technology

Press Release by AdAlta Pty Ltd, Contact: Samantha Cobb, CEO   Melbourne, Australia, 9th January 2012 AdAlta Pty Ltd (AdAlta), a Melbourne based biotechnology company specialising in the discovery and development of protein based therapeutics, signed an agreement today with international pharma company, Roche to evaluate and identify shark antibody binders. “We are excited about

Magnetic study could help to protect wobbegong sharks

Magnetic study could help to protect wobbegong sharks

Magnetic study a potential bonus for lobster fishermen   News Release by the Australian Maritime College ( AMC ), 4. January 2012 An AMC student’s honours research project has found a cost effective way to not only increase the yields of Tasmanian Southern Rock Lobster fishermen, but also protect the threatened species of Wobbegong shark.

Hybrid blacktip sharks in Australia

Hybrid blacktip sharks in Australia

World-first discovery of hybrid sharks off Australia’s east coast   News Release by the University of Queensland, 22. December 2011  A group of leading marine scientists has discovered that sharks on Australia’s east coast display a mysterious tendency to interbreed, challenging several accepted scientific theories regarding shark behaviour. In a joint-UQ research project, scientists have

Two new species of guitarfish discovered in Omani waters

Two new species of guitarfish discovered in Omani waters

New species of guitarfish discovered in Omani waters. Shark Project Oman (SPO) elasmobranch like sharks, rays, sawfish and guitarfish in Omani waters

Study of Skates and Sharks Questions Assumptions about “Essential” Genes

Study of Skates and Sharks Questions Assumptions about “Essential” Genes

Press Release by the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), 15. December 2011 Biologists have long assumed that all animals with jaws and spinal columns possess nearly identical genes that regulate critical aspects of their embryological development.  But a paper in the December 16 issue of Science by Benjamin King of the Mount Desert Island

UNE Research leads to increased quotas for Northeast Skate Fishery

UNE Research leads to increased quotas for Northeast Skate Fishery

News Release by the University of New England, 16. November, 2011 Collaborative research leads to increased catch quotas for New England fisheries Biddeford, Maine — An increasing trend of cooperation and collaboration among fishermen, scientists and regulators has resulted in policy change that stands to benefit East Coast fisheries from Maine to New Jersey. Research

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