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Australia has two distinct white shark populations

Australia has two distinct white shark populations

A new scientific study has identified two distinct populations of white shark at the east and west of Bass Strait in Australian waters, prompting researchers to suggest the huge fish may need regional conservation plans.

Alarming methylmercury levels in Californian sport fish, reveals survey

Alarming methylmercury levels in Californian sport fish, reveals survey

California Water Boards Media Release For Immediate Release May 24, 2012 Tim Moran Office of Public Information (916) 327-8239 Survey Reveals High Methylmercury in Coastal Sport Fish Sacramento – Methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) continue to be significant concerns in sport fish surveyed on the California coast, according to a two-year state survey. The fish

World Fisheries Congress in Scotland

World Fisheries Congress in Scotland

6th World Fisheries Congress Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World 7th – 11th May 2012 Edinburgh, Scotland   Shark-Related Abstracts Using videography to understand the effects of large marine reserves on pelagic, migratory species Gollock, Matthew; Koldewey, Heather; Letessier, Tom; Meeuwig, Jessica ZSL, United Kingdom; University University of Western Australia, Australia Large, open-ocean marine protected

First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants

First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants

Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Exeter, and the Mexican Government uncover feeding habitats and threats to world’s largest ray Contact: John Delaney jdelaney@wcs.org 718-220-3275 Wildlife Conservation Society Public release date: 11-May-2012 Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed

New shark species found in RAK

New shark species found in RAK

By Martin Croucher, The National, 04. May 2012 DUBAI // A marine biologist hopes she may soon be lending her name to a new species of shark she discovered in UAE waters. Rima Jabado, who for the past two years has been cataloguing shark species in the Emirates’ waters, recently found the fish at a

Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean Many shark populations have plummeted in the past three decades as a result of excessive harvesting – for their fins, as an incidental catch of fisheries targeting other species, and in recreational fisheries.

UWA scientists lead in shark research

UWA scientists lead in shark research

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

The Case of Shark Finning in US media coverage

The Case of Shark Finning in US media coverage

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

Hammerhead Shark Double Whammy

Hammerhead Shark Double Whammy

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.

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