Antonella Preti

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Organic contaminant and total mercury concentrations were compared in four species of lamniform sharks over several age classes to examine bioaccumulation patterns and gain insights into trophic ecology. Contaminants found in young of the year (YOY) sharks were assumed to be derived from maternal sources and used as a proxy to investigate factors that(More)
This study describes the feeding ecology of three pelagic shark species in the California Current: shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus); blue (Prionace glauca); and thresher (Alopias vulpinus) sharks. Stomach contents of sharks collected from 2002 to 2008 were identified to the lowest taxonomic level and analyzed using univariate and multivariate methods. Of(More)
Recent scientific and anecdotal observations have documented a range expansion of jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, into the Southern California Bight (SCB) and northward in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The increase in squid abundance at higher latitudes has generated hypotheses concerning the ecosystem changes that may have permitted this(More)
In June 2013, a record-breaking female Isurus oxyrinchus (total length 373 cm, mass 600 kg) was captured by rod and reel off Huntington Beach, California, where it was subsequently donated to research and provided a rare opportunity to collect the first data for a female I. oxyrinchus of this size. Counts of vertebral band pairs estimate the shark to have(More)
AIM Aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term reliability and effectiveness of inlays and onlays in ceramic and composite material, examining scientific studies published from 2004 to 2013. The results of this review were analyzed and compared with the important literature review proposed by Manhart in 2004. METHODS With this review it was possible(More)
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