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BACKGROUND The territorial fishing zones of Australia and Indonesia are contiguous to the north of Australia in the Timor and Arafura Seas and in the Indian Ocean to the north of Christmas Island. The area surrounding the shared boundary consists of a variety of bio-diverse marine habitats including shallow continental shelf waters, oceanic trenches and… (More)
The New York Bight extends seaward some 80 to 100 miles (ca. 129 to 161 km) from the Long Island and New Jersey shorelines to the edge of the continental shelf. Over 14 x 10(6) m(3) of sewage sludge, dredge spoils, acid wastes, and cellar dirt are discharged into this area each year. Large populations of Bacillus sp. resistant to 20 mug of mercury per ml… (More)
Litter size and details of the reproductive biology of female brown guitarfish Rhinobatos schlegelii from the Penghu Islands, Taiwan, are provided for the first time. Litter size ranged 1–14 (mean 8.5), with an embryonic sex ratio of 1:1. Vitellogenesis proceeded in parallel with gestation.