Shark Reef Marine Reserve – it’s done!!!

This is a big, big day for shark conservation in Fiji (and in general)! The Shark Reef Marine Reserve is now a National Marine Park. Thank you Mike!

Details here.

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Know your instruments

Happy to share this with you: Know your instruments: ensuring that depth and temparture data from pop-up satellite archival tags are reported correctly.

The supplementary files can be found here.

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Shark fishing and tourism

First read this: Global economic value of shark ecotourism: implications for conservation. Then this. More, as always, on Mike’s blog

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Shark species composition and abundances at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve

Another dataset from Fiji analyzed: Long-term changes in species composition and relative abundances of sharks at a provisioning site.

See also Mike’s blog for more on this.

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Opportunistic visitors

I’m happy to share this with you: Opportunistic visitors: long-term behavioural response of bull sharks to food provisioning in Fiji.

See also Mike’s blog for more on this.

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Fish in the global balance

Here’s a must read Editorial from the New York Times. And for those interested in the details read this.

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Stomach eversion in a line-caught shark – again!

In 2011 we published a paper in Fisheries Research reporting stomach eversion in a line-caught Shortfin Mako. A few days ago, an amateur naturalist posted footage of this rather spectacular behaviour on YouTube. Filmed with a Go Pro, this time it’s from a Caribbean Reef Shark. This is actually the only species from which voluntary stomach eversion in a free-living individual has been captured on tape.

Check your footage of line-caught sharks – stomach eversion happens VERY quickly and it’s easy to miss!

Enjoy!

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