Media Statement by the University of Western Australia Tuesday, 24 April 2012 Shark repellents may work best if they target specific species rather than try to deter all types of sharks, say scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia. Their findings are among six papers published by Oceans Institute scientists in
Conservation and Tradition: The Case of Shark Finning in U.S. media coverage Megan K. VanRysdam and Luz Helena Oviedo University of Florida, Completed research ABSTRACT: The demand for shark fins to supply a Chinese culinary tradition has put major pressure on shark populations and is considered a cause for their declining numbers. Shark fin soup
Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and its look-alike cousin—the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark—may threaten the survival of both species.
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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