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SANTANDER-NETO, J. & LESSA, R. 2013 Hermaphroditic smalleyed roundray (Urotrygon microphthalmum) from north-eastern Brazil. Marine Biodiversity Records, 6: e60
ELLIOTT, D.R. & WHITENACK, L.B. 2013 A Cretaceous Shark Tooth in Glacial Debris of Middle Missouri. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 115 (3-4): 102-106 http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1660/062.115.0302
A new paper about parasites of sharks: HENDERSON, A.C. & REEVE, A.J. & TANG, D. 2013 Parasitic copepods from some northern Indian Ocean elasmobranchs. Marine Biodiversity Records, 6: e44 Please check the host-parasites list at shark-rferences! http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8869484&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1755267213000195
online first! Thanks to Angie Palitos for the info :-) GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. & POLO-SILVA, C. & HERNÁNDEZ-AGUILAR, S.B. & SANDOVAL-LONDOÑO, A. & OCHOA-DÍAZ, M.R. & AGUILAR-CASTRO, N. & CASTAÑEDA-SUÁREZ, D. & CHAVEZ-COSTA, A.C. & BAIGORRÍ-SANTACRUZ, A. & TORRES-ROJAS, Y.E. & ABITIA-CÁRDENAS, L.A. 2013 Shark predation on cephalopods in the Mexican and Ecuadorian Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, in press
just published: HEITHAUS, M.R. & VAUDO, J.J. & KREICKER, S. & LAYMAN, C.A. & KRÜTZEN, M. & BURKHOLDER, D.A. & GASTRICH, K. & BESSEY, C. & SARABIA, R. & CAMERON, K. & WIRSING, A. & THOMSON, J.A. & DUNPHY-DALY, M.M. 2013 Apparent resource partitioning and trophic structure of large-bodied marine predators in a relatively pristine seagrass ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 481: 225-237
Thanks to Ryan Daly for his new paper: DALY, R. & SMALE, M.J. 2013 Evaluation of an underwater biopsy probe for collecting tissue samples from bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas. African Journal of Marine Science, 35 (1): 129-132 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/1814232X.2013.769910?journalCode=tams20#.UZMgr6JM9Lc
Many thanks to Dana Ehret for some new papers about fossil sharks (all published in: 2013: Bulletin of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, 31 (1)) - IKEJIRI, T. & EBERSOLE, J.A. & BLEWITT, H.L. & EBERSOLE, S.M. 2013 An overview of Late Cretaceous vertebrates from Alabama. - SHIMADA, K. 2013 Chondrichthyan origin for the fossil record of the Tselfatiiform Osteichthyan fish, Thryptodus zitteli Loomis, from the Upper Cretaceous Mooreville Chalk of Alabama. - CIAMPAGLIO, C.N. & CICIMURRI, D.J. & EBERSOLE, J.A. & RUNYON, K.E. 2013 A note on Late Cretaceous fish taxa recovered from stream gravels at site agr-43 in Greene County, Alabama. - EVERHART, M.J. 2013 “The palate bones of a fish?” – The first specimen of Ptychodus mortoni (Chondrichthyes; Elasmobranchii) from Alabama. - HAMM, S.A. & HARRELL, T.L. 2013 A note on the occurrence of Ptychodus polygyrus (Ptychodontidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Alabama, with comments on the stratigraphic and geographic distribution of the species. - CLAYTON, A.A. & CIAMPAGLIO, C.N. & CICIMURRI, D.J. 2013 An inquiry into the stratigraphic occurrence of a Claibornian (Eocene) vertebrate fauna from Covington County, Alabama.
3RD INTERNATIONAL WHALE SHARK CONFERENCE Bringing the whale shark research and conservation community together! Participants should register by May 31st to receive the discounted rate! Please visit the website of the conference!
new partner of shark-references: Charlene Da Silva, Fisheries Research, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Rogge Bay, South Africa Thanks to Charlene for her support!
Thanks a lot to Tobey Curtis for his new, open access :-) paper! CURTIS, T.H. & PARKYN, D.C. & BURGESS, G.H. 2013 Use of Human-Altered Habitats by Bull Sharks in a Florida Nursery Area. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 5 (1): 28-38 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19425120.2012.756438#.UZI6IqKeNLd
and the second one: JOLLY, K.A. & DA SILVA, C. & ATTWOOD, C.G. 2013 Age, growth and reproductive biology of the blue shark Prionace glauca in South African waters. African Journal of Marine Science, 35 (1): 99-109 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2989/1814232X.2013.783233#.UZIfq6KeNLc
Thanks to Charlene Da Silva for the information about her new papers: DA SILVA, C. & KERWATH, S.E. & ATTWOOD, C.G. & THORSTAD, E.B. & COWLEY, P.D. & ØKLAND, F. & WILKE, C.G. & NAESJE, T.F. 2013 Quantifying the degree of protection afforded by a no-take marine reserve on an exploited shark. African Journal of Marine Science, 35 (1): 57-66 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/1814232X.2013.769911#.UZIfoKKeNLc
The newsletter May 2013 is now online!
and a scond one: Motta, F. S., Caltabellotta, F. P., Namora, R. C. and Gadig, O. B. F. (2013), Length-weight relationships of sharks caught by artisanal fisheries from southeastern Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. doi: 10.1111/jai.12234
online first: Ferrari, L. D. and Kotas, J. E. (2013), Hook selectivity as a mitigating measure in the catches of the stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Elasmobranchii, Dasyatidae) (Bonaparte, 1832). Journal of Applied Ichthyology. doi: 10.1111/jai.12182 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jai.12182/abstract
The Shark Trust is delighted to be hosting the 17th European Elasmobranch Association (EEA) conference in Plymouth this November. Plymouth is a centre of marine excellence and the Trust is pleased to announce the conference will be hosted in association with the Marine Institute of Plymouth University and the National Marine Aquarium.
new paper: CHEN, X. & AI, W.M. & YE, L. & WANG, X.H. & LIN, C.W. & YANG, S.Y. 2013 The complete mitochondrial genome of the grey bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium griseum) (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae): genomic characterization and phylogenetic application. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 32 (4): 59-65
open access: TAYLOR, J.K.D. & MANDELMAN, J.W. & MCLELLAN, W.A. & MOORE, M.J. & SKOMAL, G.B. & ROTSTEIN, D.S. & KRAUS, S.D. 2013 Shark predation on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in the southeastern United States calving ground. Marine Mammal Science, 29 (1): 204–212
ROMANOV, E.V. & BACH, P. & REBIK, S.T. & LE TURC, A. & SERET, B. 2013 First pelagic record of the velvet dogfish Zameus squamulosus (Günther, 1877) (Squaliformes) from the southwestern Indian Ocean and some notes on its regional distribution. Zoosystema, 35 (1): 11-23 http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5252/z2013n1a2
just published: ROBINSON, L. & SAUER, W.H.H. 2013 A first description of the artisanal shark fishery in northern Madagascar: implications for management. African Journal of Marine Science, 35 (1): 9-15 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/1814232X.2013.769906#.UY-bYKKeNLe
just published: MELO PALMEIRA, C.A. & DA SILVA RODRIGUES-FILHO, L.F. & DE LUNA SALES, J.B. & VALLINOTO, M. & SCHNEIDER, H. & SAMPAIO, I. 2013 Commercialization of a critically endangered species (large tooth sawfish, Pristis perotteti) in fish markets of northern Brazil: authenticity by DNA analysis. Food Control, in Press
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