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The effects of fishing on sharks, rays, and chimaeras (chondrichthyans), and the implications for marine ecosystems
The effects of fishing on sharks, rays, and chimaeras (chondrichthyans), and the implications for marine ecosystems are examined at the single-species level and through trophic interactions.
Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays
Overall chondrichthyan extinction risk is substantially higher for sharks, rays, and chimaeras than for most other vertebrates, and only one-third of species are considered safe.
Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries
Anthropogenic global warming has significantly influenced physical and biological processes at global and regional scales. The observed and anticipated changes in global climate present significant
Extinction vulnerability in marine populations
There is an urgent need for improved methods of detecting marine extinctions at various spatial scales, and for predicting the vulnerability of species.
The Gulf: a young sea in decline.
Thermal-safety margins and the necessity of thermoregulatory behavior across latitude and elevation
  • J. Sunday, A. Bates, R. Huey
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 10 March 2014
It is found that most terrestrial ectotherms are insufficiently tolerant of high temperatures to survive the warmest potential body temperatures in exposed habitats and must therefore thermoregulate by using shade, burrows, or evaporative cooling and show why heat-tolerance limits are relatively invariant in comparison with cold limits.
Climate change and deepening of the North Sea fish assemblage: a biotic indicator of warming seas
Summary 1. Climate change impacts have been observed on individual species and species subsets; however, it remains to be seen whether there are systematic, coherent assemblage-wide responses to
You can swim but you can't hide: the global status and conservation of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays
These species exhibit a wide range of life-history characteristics, but many have relatively low productivity and consequently relatively high intrinsic vulnerability to over-exploitation, including the shortfin mako shark.
Global analysis of thermal tolerance and latitude in ectotherms
It is found that thermal tolerance breadths generally increase with latitude, and do so at a greater rate in the Northern Hemisphere, and differences between terrestrial and marine ectotherms in how thermal physiology varies with latitude may relate to the degree of temperature variability experienced on land and in the ocean.
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.