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Regional scale horizontal and local scale vertical movements of whale sharks in the Indian Ocean off Seychelles
Abstract Little information on the movements and use of habitat by whale sharks is available. We present data on regional horizontal and local vertical movement of juvenile whale shark from waters…
Transatlantic migration and deep mid-ocean diving by basking shark
This result provides the first evidence for a link between European and American populations and indicates that basking sharks make use of deep-water habitats beyond the shelf edge.
Population abundance and apparent survival of the Vulnerable whale shark Rhincodon typus in the Seychelles aggregation
These results are the first to suggest a highly transient population of whale sharks around the Seychelles, indicating that international or at least regional-scale conservation approaches are required.
Feather stealing in the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus): male competition and the quality of display
Male satin bowerbirds use feathers to decorate their bowers and often steal feathers and other decorations from the bowers of other males, suggesting that stealing is important in determining the level of bower decoration and mating success.
Aerial survey as a tool to estimate whale shark abundance trends
This study presents the results of six years of synoptic aerial belt-surveys done nearly daily during the peak whale shark season around the island of Mahe, Seychelles to generate an estimate of relative population abundance.
The thin edge of the wedge: extremely high extinction risk in wedgefishes and giant guitarfishes
The objective of this study was to assess the extinction risk of all 10 wedgefishes and 6 giant guitarfishes by applying the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, and to summarise their biogeography and habitat, life history, exploitation, use and trade, and population status.
The Nature of Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Song
It is postulates that sexual selection in humpback whales may have both a physical and cognitive fitness component.
Lipid composition, fatty acid profiles, and lipid-soluble antioxidants of eggs of the Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni boettgeri).
The most striking feature of the yolk composition was the almost complete lack of two nutrients, docosahexaenoic acid and vitamin A, which are essential for the developing embryo.
Effects of food distribution on foraging competition in rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta, and hamadryas baboons, Papio hamadryas
- M. Gore
- BiologyAnimal Behaviour
- 1 April 1993
The present study tested the predictions of the models in two socially housed primate species, rhesus monkeys and hamadryas baboons, representing a female-bonded and a non-female-bonding species, respectively, and found that between-group competition proved to be important with dominance a deciding factor.
New records of neonatal and juvenile whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) from the Indian Ocean
The finding of neonatal whale sharks from Northern Indian Ocean waters off of Pakistan and Bangladesh and the description of several very small whale sharks from around Seychelles during the last few…