Refuges and risks: Evaluating the benefits of an expanded MPA network for mobile apex predators
Aim: Concurrently, assessing the effectiveness of marine protected areas and evaluating the degree of risk from humans to key species provide valuable information that can be integrated into conservation management planning. Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are a wide-ranging ecologically important species subject to various threats. The aim of this study was to identify “hotspots” of tiger shark habitat use in relation to protected areas and potential risks from fishing. Location: Southwest Indian Ocean, east coast of South Africa and Mozambique. Methods: Satellite tags were fitted to 26 tiger sharks. A subset of 19 sharks with an average period at liberty of 197 (SD = 110) days were analysed using hotspot analysis to identify areas of ...
Diversity and Distribuitions
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- Biodiversidade Marinha
- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias
- Áreas Protegidas
- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro