Research

UK Shark Survey Contract

UK Shark Survey Contract

Published by Government Online, 26. March 2012 Run by Cefas, Shark By-watch UK is a forward-thinking shark and ray project, engaging directly with the under 10 metre fishing fleet along the East Anglian coast. SHARK BY-WATCH UK: A fishery-dependant survey programme for sharks and rays along the coast of East Anglia. Reference number: RFQ-SHARK Deadline

Albert Tester Memorial Symposium 2012

Albert Tester Memorial Symposium 2012

37th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium University of Hawaii at Manoa March 14 – 16, 2012 Abstracts ( only shark related ) Contributed talks and posters   James Anderson Department of Zoology & Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (Advisors: Timothy C. Tricas and Kim N. Holland) Putative magnetoreceptor innervation in two species of elasmobranch

Bottling precious shark blood

Bottling precious shark blood

Media Release by La Trobe University   Contact: Meghan Lodwick, La Trobe University Communications Officer 02. March 2012 Australian research into shark antibodies that holds out the potential for new drugs and diagnostic agents is a step closer to realising its goal following an agreement with international diagnostic and pharmaceutical giant, Roche. The pioneering work,

Press Release by University of Miami: Effects of Ecotourism on Tiger Sharks

Press Release by University of Miami: Effects of Ecotourism on Tiger Sharks

Press Release Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds … Using satellite technology to evaluate the effects of ecotourism on tiger sharks LONDON – (March 9, 2012) — Ecotourism activities that use food to attract and concentrate wildlife for viewing have become a controversial topic in ecological studies. This debate is best exemplified by the shark dive

DNA Study on Blacktip Sharks of Aliwal Shoal

DNA Study on Blacktip Sharks of Aliwal Shoal

Press Release ( via nektos.net ) March 2012 The Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) of South Africa are the subject of a new ground breaking collaborative scientific study. Shark Scientist Jessica Escobar-Porras has chosen Blacktip sharks as one of the key species to be studied in a comprehensive genetics study of sharks for her doctoral dissertation.

Shark Researcher Wins Prestigious Sloan Award

Shark Researcher Wins Prestigious Sloan Award

University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Media Release Contact: Phil Saunders (UVic Communications) 22. February 2012 UVic biology professor and researcher Julia Baum was named among 126 recipients of the 2012 Sloan Fellowships, announced by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York last week. Since 1955, the annual award has been identifying early-career scientists

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