Shark

Sharks are apex predators that play a huge role in maintaining the balance in our ecosystems and keeping our oceans healthy.

Sharks are particularly susceptible to fishing pressures as they are often slow growing, become sexually mature at a later age and have few young. As a result of fishing industries and changes in aquatic ecosystems, over 20% of the species are threatened or near threatened.

Animal stats

Subclass
Subclass
Elasmobranchii
Diet
Diet
Carnivorous
Distribution
Distribution
Worldwide
Conservation Status
Conservation Status
Over 20 species Threatened or Near Threatened

Research projects

Projects
Year Funded
Organisation
Researchers
Determining population structure and critical habitat as a means for conserving a key apex predator: the sevengill shark
2014
JCU
BARNETT, Adam
A case of mistaken identity? Why do sharks attack humans?
2014
UWA
HART, Nathan
Phase I: How many white sharks? Temporal variation of the Australian white shark population assessed using novel genetic techniques
2014
FLINDERS
HUVENEERS, Charlie
Auditory abilities of sharks and their relatives
2013
UWA
COLLIN, Shaun
Arresting shark declines, who’s being killed: A genetic approach to determine catch composition of shark fin fisheries (grey reef sharks in Indonesia and northern Australia)
2013
UMACQ
STOW, Adam & AHONEN, Heidi

Wild shark social networks: impacts of human interventions

2012
MACQ
BROWN, Culum & GUTTRIDGE, Tristan

Vision and light detection in Chondrichthyans

2012
UWA
COLLIN, Shaun & GARZA-GISHOLT, Eduardo

Migratory movements and genetic effective population size of leopard sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum) on the Australian East coast

2012
UQ
DUDGEON, Christine & DUNLOP, Rachel

DNA tags and satellite tracks: A multi-disciplinary approach to resolving dispersal and connectivity among populations of the vulnerable shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

2011
SARDI
GOLDSWORTHY, Simon & ROGERS, Paul

Connectivity of Indian ocean whale sharks: a holistic approach to determine regional stock boundaries

2011
AIMS
MEEKAN, Mark & AUSTIN, Chris

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