Redefining provisioning in marine wildlife tourism

Further research and resulting scientific literature should be clear and specific with the terms they use to describe activities facilitating wildlife tourism interactions, following the framework developed in our paper just published.

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Fijian bull sharks are unique!

Insights Into Insular Isolation of the Bull Shark in Fijian Waters

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.

And here’s Mike’s blog post.

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Every week was Sharksucker Week for these bull sharks, until some trendsetting trevallies came along

“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.

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There’s no place like home for whale sharks in Tanzania

Rohner, C.A., […],  Brunnschweiler, J.M., […], Pierce, S.J. (2020) No place like home? High residency and predictable seasonal movement of whale sharks off Tanzania. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 423

Mafia Acoustic Infographic

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Published on bioRxiv

Tourism-driven ocean science for sustainable use: A case study of sharks in Fiji.

And here’s Mike’s blog post.

Enjoy!

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Two years of impairment

And another one from Fiji’s Shark Reef Marine Reserve: Two years of impairment: plastic packing strap on a bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) in Fiji.

And here’s Mike’s blog post.

Enjoy!

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Essential waters

Essential waters: Young bull sharks in Fiji’s largest riverine system

Enjoy!

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Very nice video from Tom!

I’m very happy to see that Tom is back in Fiji! See his awesome little promo video, and blog post about BADs latest conservation initiatives, enjoy! And thanks, Tom!

 

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And another one!

This is essentially a follow up from Glaus et al. 2015:

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)

See Mike’s blog post here.

 

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Very productive year so far!

Here are two recently published papers from Fiji:

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

See Mike’s blog post here.

Abrantes K.G., Brunnschweiler J.M., Barnett A. (2018) You are what you eat: Examining the effects of provisioning tourism on shark diets. Biological Conservation 224: 300-308

See Mike’s blog post here.

Enjoy!

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