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Spatial and temporal movement patterns of a multi-species coastal reef shark aggregation
The long-term presence of juvenile C. melanopterus and N. obesus in an inshore bay in the north of Western Australia for over 2 yr suggests that these aggregations are related to reproduction, and suggests that this bay provides suitable conditions for younger age classes. Expand
What is Big BRUVver up to? Methods and uses of baited underwater video
A protocol for what minimal information to include in methods sections is presented and authors are urged to include all relevant information to ensure replicability and allow adequate comparisons to be made across studies. Expand
Australian and U.S. news media portrayal of sharks and their conservation.
It is suggested that conservation professionals purposefully and frequently engage with the media to highlight the rarity of shark attacks, discuss preventative measures water users can take to reduce their vulnerability to shark encounters, and discuss conservation issues related to local and threatened species of sharks. Expand
Respiratory mode and gear type are important determinants of elasmobranch immediate and post-release mortality
This global meta-analysis provides the first quantified demonstration of how mortality is affected by respiratory mode and fishing gear type across a broad range of species, and can be applied to data-deficient elasmobranchs and fisheries to identify species that are likely to experience high rates of mortality due to respiratory mode or fishing methods used. Expand
The Influence of environmental parameters on the performance and detection range of acoustic receivers
Acoustic telemetry is being increasingly used to study the ecology of many aquatic organisms. This widespread use has been advanced by national and international tracking programs that coordinateExpand
Phylogeography of the copper shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) in the southern hemisphere: implications for the conservation of a coastal apex predator
It is proposed that this species originated in the Atlantic, experienced vicariant isolation of Pacific and Atlantic lineages by the rise of the Isthmus of Panama and, subsequently, dispersed across the Pacific to colonise Australasia. Expand
Integrating social network analysis and fine-scale positioning to characterize the associations of a benthic shark
This study used a network approach to investigate patterns of sociality of a benthic predator, the spotted wobbegong shark, Orectolobus maculatus, in a small marine reserve, and suggests that anthropogenic influences on the population may have more complex impacts than previously thought. Expand
Quantitative diet assessment of wobbegong sharks (genus Orectolobus) in New South Wales, Australia
The diets of three species of wobbegong in New South Wales, Australia, were investigated using stomach contents from specimens caught by commercial fishers, finding that octopuses were more frequent in the diet of O. ornatus than other wob begong species, possibly through the smaller adult size facilitating capture ofOctopuses in small holes/ crevices. Expand
Moving from Measuring to Predicting Bycatch Mortality: Predicting the Capture Condition of a Longline-Caught Pelagic Shark
The effects of capture duration, sea surface temperature, and shark total length on the physiology and condition of longline-caught bronze whalers, Carcharhinus brachyurus, and stereotype logistic regression models determine variables that could predict the capture condition of sharks. Expand
Broad‐scale movements and pelagic habitat of the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus off Southern Australia determined using pop‐up satellite archival tags
We investigated the broad-scale movements and pelagic habitats of large juvenile dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) off Southern Australia. Pop-up satellite archival tags (PSATs) were deployed onExpand