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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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Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) provides a globally significant demonstration of the effectiveness of large-scale networks of marine reserves in contributing to integrated, adaptive management.Expand
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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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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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Distribution and habitat partitioning of immature bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a Southwest Florida estuary
The distribution and salinity preference of immature bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) were examined based on the results of longline surveys in three adjacent estuarine habitats in southwestExpand
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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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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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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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Estimation of mortality of juvenile blacktip sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus, within a nursery area using telemetry data
A population of young blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) was monitored over three years to determine their mortality rates using a series of acoustic listening stations. Based on these data itExpand
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