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Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays
The rapid expansion of human activities threatens ocean-wide biodiversity. Numerous marine animal populations have declined, yet it remains unclear whether these trends are symptomatic of a chronicExpand
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Shark nursery areas: concepts, definition, characterization and assumptions
The concept of elasmobranch species using nursery areas was introduced in the early 1900s and has been an accepted aspect of shark biology and behavior for several decades. Despite severalExpand
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A review of detection range testing in aquatic passive acoustic telemetry studies
Passive acoustic telemetry provides an important tool to study the spatial ecology and behaviour of organisms in marine and freshwater systems, but understanding the detection range of acousticExpand
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Size, Sex And Geographic Variation in the Diet of the Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo Cuvier, From Western Australian Waters
Stomach contents from tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, caught on lines off the central coast of Western Australia were analysed to investigate variations in the diet due to sex, size and geographicExpand
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Movement and distribution of young bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas in a variable estuarine environment
The space utilization and distribution of young (<2 yr old) bull sharks Carcharhinus leucas within a 27 km stretch of the Caloosahatchee River estuary in Southwest Florida was examined using an arrayExpand
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The importance of research and public opinion to conservation management of sharks and rays: a synthesis
Growing concern for the world's shark and ray populations is driving the need for greater research to inform conservation management. A change in public perception, from one that we need to protectExpand
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Sharks in nearshore environments: models, importance, and consequences
Theoretical models of coastal shark populations have remained largely unchanged since the 1960s despite limitations in applicability to many species. Smaller bodied coastal species are poorlyExpand
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Estimation of short-term centers of activity from an array of omnidirectional hydrophones and its use in studying animal movements
A method for studying animal movements based on data from independent data-logging acoustic receivers is described. The method takes presence or absence data from multiple receivers arranged in anExpand
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Biology of Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) caught by the Queensland Shark Meshing Program off Townsville, Australia
The biology of 835 specimens of Galeocerdo cuvier caught between 1964 and 1986 off Townsville, Australia, was examined. The sharks were caught in a protective meshing programme using both large meshExpand
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Population status of 14 shark species caught in the protective gillnets off KwaZulu-Natal beaches, South Africa, 1978-2003
Shark nets have been set off the beaches of KwaZulu–Natal, South Africa, since 1952 to reduce the risk of shark attack. The nets fish in fixed localities 400 m from shore and both directly affectExpand
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