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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

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.