Today we published the first population genetic structure study conducted in bull sharks using SNP markers. The major finding is that the insular bull shark population from Fiji is genetically distinct from its continental counterparts. The genetic differentiation of the Fiji bull sharks makes this population of special interest due to its genetic and geographic isolation.
“There are so many fascinating things and behaviors to detect and observe in the marine realm. Once you start looking and paying attention to the little, or not so little, things, a rich world full of fascinating stuff opens up”: videos here, press release here.
Glaus K.B.J., Adrian-Kalchhauser I., Piovano S., Appleyard S.A., Brunnschweiler J.M., Rico C. (2019) Fishing for profit or food? Socio-ecnomic drivers and fishers’ attitudes towards sharks in Fiji. Marine Policy (in press)
Vierus T., Gehring S., Brunnschweiler J.M., Glaus K., Zimmer M., Marie A.D., Rico C. (2018) Discovery of a multispecies shark aggregation and parturition area in the Ba Estuary, Fiji Islands. Ecology and Evolution 1-15