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The effects of fishing on sharks, rays, and chimaeras (chondrichthyans), and the implications for marine ecosystems
Stevens, J. D., Bonfil, R., Dulvy, N. K., and Walker, P. A. 2000. The effects of fishing on sharks, rays, and chimaeras (chondrichthyans), and the implications for marine ecosystems. – ICES JournalExpand
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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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Extinction vulnerability in marine populations
Human impacts on the world's oceans have been substantial, leading to concerns about the extinction of marine taxa. We have compiled 133 local, regional and global extinctions of marine populations.Expand
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Thermal-safety margins and the necessity of thermoregulatory behavior across latitude and elevation
Significance We find that most terrestrial ectotherms are insufficiently tolerant of high temperatures to survive the warmest potential body temperatures in exposed habitats and must thereforeExpand
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You can swim but you can't hide: the global status and conservation of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays
1.Fishing spans all oceans and the impact on ocean predators such as sharks and rays is largely unknown. A lack of data and complicated jurisdictional issues present particular challenges forExpand
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Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity
Coral reefs are rich in biodiversity, in large part because their highly complex architecture provides shelter and resources for a wide range of organisms. Recent rapid declines in hard coral coverExpand
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Global analysis of thermal tolerance and latitude in ectotherms
A tenet of macroecology is that physiological processes of organisms are linked to large-scale geographical patterns in environmental conditions. Species at higher latitudes experience greaterExpand
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The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Assessing Biodiversity Declines Understanding human impact on biodiversity depends on sound quantitative projection. Pereira et al. (p. 1496, published online 26 October) review quantitativeExpand
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Fishery Stability, Local Extinctions, and Shifts in Community Structure in Skates
Skates are arguably the most vulnerable of exploited marine fishes. Their vutlnerability is often as- sessed by examiningfisheries catch trends, but these data are not generally recorded on a speciesExpand
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Coral reef cascades and the indirect effects of predator removal by exploitation
Fisheries exploitation provides the opportunity to examine the ecosystem-scale biodiversity consequences of predator removal. We document predatory reef fish densities, coral-eating starfishExpand
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