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Record number 506118
Title Aversive responses of captive sandbar sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus to strong magnetic fields
Author(s) Siegenthaler, A.; Niemantsverdriet, P.R.W.; Laterveer, M.; Heitkönig, I.M.A.
Source Journal of Fish Biology 89 (2016)3. - ISSN 0022-1112 - p. 1603 - 1611.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13064
Department(s) Resource Ecology
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Behaviour - By-catch - Elasmobranch - Fisheries - Magnetoreception - Permanent magnet
Abstract

This experimental study focused on the possible deterrent effect of permanent magnets on adult sandbar sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus. Results showed that the presence of a magnetic field significantly reduced the number of approaches of conditioned C. plumbeus towards a target indicating that adult C. plumbeus can be deterred by strong magnetic fields. These data, therefore, confirm that the use of magnetic devices to reduce shark by-catch is a promising avenue.

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