Natural or Artificial? Habitat-Use by the Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas

  title={Natural or Artificial? Habitat-Use by the Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas},
  author={Jonathan M. Werry and Shing Yip Lee and Charles J. Lemckert and Nicholas M. Otway},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Despite accelerated global population declines due to targeted and illegal fishing pressure for many top-level shark species, the impacts of coastal habitat modification have been largely overlooked. We present the first direct comparison of the use of natural versus artificial habitats for the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, an IUCN 'Near-threatened' species--one of the few truly euryhaline sharks that utilises natural rivers and estuaries as nursery grounds before migrating… CONTINUE READING
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