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URI student’s shark research aims to reduce shark deaths from fishing

URI student’s shark research aims to reduce shark deaths from fishing

Press Release University of Rhode Island 2013-01-04 Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Dover, Del., resident’s project takes top honors at URI event KINGSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2013 – University of Rhode Island sophomore Chelsea Stephens spent the last six months testing a new method of catching sharks that reduces the chance the animal will

$900,000 awarded to shark mitigation

$900,000 awarded to shark mitigation

Government of Western Australia Ministerial Media Statement Friday 7 December 2012 —————————- The following statement was issued by Science and Innovation Minister John Day. Research funding part of State Govt’s Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategies Strobe lights and bubble curtains to be explored as shark stoppers Oceans Institute granted more than $442,000 for two projects Four

Tourism has no effect on Ningaloo whale sharks: study

Tourism has no effect on Ningaloo whale sharks: study

News Release Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) 05. December 2012 Love doesn’t hurt – ecotourism has no long-term effect on whale sharks Whale shark ecotourism is a rapidly growing industry throughout the world. Although conservationists argue that this type of business is “win-win” – providing an alternative to the harvest of these animals by

Hard to fish areas of the seabed may act as refuges for endangered skate

Hard to fish areas of the seabed may act as refuges for endangered skate

News Release Bangor University 16. November 2012 Marine scientists working in the Celtic Sea have discovered a natural refuge for the critically endangered flapper skate. Many elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are highly vulnerable to over-fishing, but a new paper in the open access journal PLOS ONE shows that small areas of the seabed that

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

News Release University of Florida November 14, 2012 Credits: Danielle Torrent (Writer), Dana Ehret (Source) GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The great white shark is one of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, yet its evolutionary history is as misunderstood as its role as a menace. Originally classified as a direct relative

New Tagging Research Documents Remarkable Mako Shark Journey

New Tagging Research Documents Remarkable Mako Shark Journey

Press Release Guy Harvey Research Institute 29. October 2012 New Tagging Research Reveals Remarkable Mako Shark Round-Trip Journey in High Resolution DAVIE, FL — A satellite reporting tagging device know as a SPOT tag, attached to a shortfin mako shark dubbed “Carol” in New Zealand five months ago, is providing scientists with remarkable and previously

Shark brain link with humans may help hunt for repellent

Shark brain link with humans may help hunt for repellent

Media Release The University of Western Australia Monday, 29 October 2012   Shark’s brains share several common features with those of humans, scientists at The University of Western Australia have found, prompting a suggestion it may help researchers working to design a shark repellent. The parallels are outlined in several papers published in a special

Deep trouble for deep-water species

Deep trouble for deep-water species

Press Release The BLOOM Association Paris, 2 October 2012 A new study reveals severe mismanagement of European deep-water stocks, according to this week’s online version of the journal Ocean & Coastal Management. Sebastian Villasante and coauthors have analyzed scientific recommendations and total allowable catches concerning deep-sea fish stocks from 2002 to 2011. This is the

White shark diets vary with age and among individuals

White shark diets vary with age and among individuals

White sharks, the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, are thought of as apex predators that feed primarily on seals and sea lions. But a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows surprising variability in the dietary preferences of individual sharks.

Researchers confirm shark solution is black and white

Researchers confirm shark solution is black and white

University News The University of Western Australia Wednesday, 19 September 2012 New research which could help to deter and conserve sharks has confirmed that many of the ocean predators are probably completely colour blind. The joint study between researchers at The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland looked at the visual adaptations

AdAlta and Baker IDI sign agreement to identify humanised shark antibody binders

AdAlta and Baker IDI sign agreement to identify humanised shark antibody binders

Press Release AdAlta Pty Ltd AdAlta and Baker IDI sign agreement to identify i-bodies to anti-thrombotic target Melbourne, Australia, 6th September 2012– AdAlta Pty Ltd (AdAlta), a Melbourne based biotechnology company specialising in the discovery and development of protein based therapeutics, has executed a collaborative research agreement today with Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research

Tagged Common Skate Recapture in UK

Tagged Common Skate Recapture in UK

News Release Marine Management Organisation 13. July 2012 Skate research success A project to understand the population and movements of skate has recorded its first tagged fish thanks to a South West fisherman. A skate, tagged and released as part of a Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) research programme, was caught 197

New species of shark fossil honors ETSU staffer

New species of shark fossil honors ETSU staffer

New species named in honor of ETSU staff member Sandy Swift JOHNSON CITY (Posted July 5, 2012) – An article in the current issue of the international journal “Historical Biology” describes an extinct shark that swam the seas some 260 million years ago. Similar to the present-day great white shark, the predator was between 16

Shark species more diverse than thought

Shark species more diverse than thought

Genetic analysis suggests overlooked species, raises concerns about conservation. By Daniel Cressey, Nature News 22. June 2012 A genetic study of thousands of specimens of sharks and rays has uncovered scores of potential new species and is fuelling biologists’ debates over the organisation of the family tree of these animals. The work also raises the

Large whaler sharks: study to investigate best management

Large whaler sharks: study to investigate best management

News Release NSW Department of Primary Industries 18 Jun 2012 A two year study into the ecology, population, movements and distribution of Sandbar and Dusky Whaler Sharks has commenced with researchers from NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) investigating how best to manage whaler shark stocks in NSW waters. The research will investigate ways