New Nursery Area for White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Elena Tamburin, Mauricio Hoyos-Padilla, Alberto Sánchez-González, Agustín Hernández-Herrera,

Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Felipe Galván-Magaña

 

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 19(4):343-349

 

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4194/1303-2712-v19_4_0

 

Abstract

 

The white shark is a worldwide protected species and nevertheless coastal nursery grounds and juvenile aggregation areas have been reported, the actual information about birth or nursery areas for this species is still lacking. So, is necessary to focus research effort to identify new aggregation site, especially for young stages. During 2015 to 2017 we obtained data of 12 neonates and juveniles around Isla Cedros, in the western coast of Baja California, Mexico suggesting this island as important nursery area for white sharks. This information will help in management plans for conservation in aggregation habitats of young white sharks.

 

 

Keywords

 

Neonates, reproduction, habitat preferences, critical spot.

 

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