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Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology

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Andrzejaczek, S., Lucas, T. C.D., Goodman, M. C., Hussey, N. E., Armstrong, A. J., Carlisle, A., Coffey, D. M., Gleiss, A. C., Huveneers, C., Jacoby, D. M. P., Meekan, M. G., Mourier, J., Peel, L. R., Abrantes, K., Afonso, A. S., Ajemian, M. J., Anderson, B. N., Anderson, S. D., Araujo, G., Armstrong, A. O., Bach, P., Barnett, A., Bennett, M. B., Bezerra, N. A., Bonfil, R., Boustany, A. M., Bowlby, H. D., Branco, I., Braun, C. D., Brooks, E. J., Brown, J., Burke, P. J., Butcher, P., Castleton, M., Chapple, T. K., Chateau, O., Clarke, M., Coelho, R., Cortes, E., Couturier, L. I. E., Cowley, P. D., Croll, D. A., Cuevas, J. M., Curtis, T. H., Dagorn, L., Dale, J. J., Daly, R., Dewar, H., Doherty, P. D., Domingo, A., Dove, A. D. M., Drew, M., Dudgeon, C. L., Duffy, C. A. J., Elliott, R. G., Ellis, J. R., Erdmann, M. V., Farrugia, T. J., Ferreira, L. C., Ferretti, F., Filmalter, J. D., Finucci, B., Fischer, C., Fitzpatrick, R., Forget, F., Forsberg, K., Francis, M. P., Franks, B. R., Gallagher, A. J., Galvan-Magana, F., García, M. L., Gaston, T. F., Gillanders, B. M., Gollock, M. J., Green, J. R., Green, S., Griffiths, C. A., Hammerschlag, N., Hasan, A., Hawkes, L. A., Hazin, F., Heard, M., Hearn, A., Hedges, K. J., Henderson, S. M., Holdsworth, J., Holland, K. N., Howey, L. A., Hueter, R. E., Humphries, N. E., Hutchinson, M., Jaine, F. R. A., Jorgensen, S. J., Kanive, P. E., Labaja, J., Lana, F. O., Lassauce, H., Lipscombe, R. S., Llewellyn, F., Macena, B. C. L., Mambrasar, R., McAllister, J. D., McCully Phillips, S. R., McGregor, F., McMillan, M. N., McNaughton, L. M., Mendonça, S. A., Meyer, C. G., Meyers, M., Mohan, J. A., Montgomery, J. C., Mucientes, G., Musyl, M. K., Nasby-Lucas, N., Natanson, L. J., O’Sullivan, J. B., Oliveira, P., Papastamtiou, Y. P., Patterson, T. A., Pierce, S. J., Queiroz, N., Radford, C. A., Richardson, A. J., Richardson, A. J., Righton, D., Rohner, C. A., Royer, M. A., Saunders, R. A., Schaber, M., Schallert, R. J., Scholl, M. C., Seitz, A. C., Semmens, J. M., Setyawan, E., Shea, B. D., Shidqi, R. A., Shillinger, G. L., Shipley, O. N., Shivji, M. S., Sianipar, A. B., Silva, J. F., Sims, D. W., Skomal, G. B., Sousa, L. L., Southall, E. J., Spaet, J. L. Y., Stehfest, K. M., Stevens, G., Stewart, J. D., Sulikowski, J. A., Syakurachman, I., Thorrold, S. R., Thums, M., Tickler, D., Tolloti, M. T., Townsend, K. A., Travassos, P., Tyminski, J. P., Vaudo, J. J., Veras, D., Wantiez, L., Weber, S. B., Wells, R.J. D., Weng, K. C., Wetherbee, B. M., Williamson, J. E., Witt, M. J., Wright, S., Zilliacus, K., Block, B. A. and Curnick, D. J. (2022) Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology. Science Advances, 8 (33). eabo1754.

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abo1754

Publisher URL: https://www.science.org/doi/abs/10.1126/sciadv.abo1754

Abstract

Knowledge of the three-dimensional movement patterns of elasmobranchs is vital to understand their ecological roles and exposure to anthropogenic pressures. To date, comparative studies among species at global scales have mostly focused on horizontal movements. Our study addresses the knowledge gap of vertical movements by compiling the first global synthesis of vertical habitat use by elasmobranchs from data obtained by deployment of 989 biotelemetry tags on 38 elasmobranch species. Elasmobranchs displayed high intra- and interspecific variability in vertical movement patterns. Substantial vertical overlap was observed for many epipelagic elasmobranchs, indicating an increased likelihood to display spatial overlap, biologically interact, and share similar risk to anthropogenic threats that vary on a vertical gradient. We highlight the critical next steps toward incorporating vertical movement into global management and monitoring strategies for elasmobranchs, emphasizing the need to address geographic and taxonomic biases in deployments and to concurrently consider both horizontal and vertical movements. Vertical habitat use by sharks, rays, and skates varies globally and has implications for their conservation and management.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural ecology (General)
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > By region or country > Australia
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > By region or country > Australia > Great Barrier Reef
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery conservation
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery oceanography. Hydrologic factors
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
Deposited On:23 Aug 2022 23:43
Last Modified:23 Aug 2022 23:43

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