Aversive responses of captive sandbar sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus to strong magnetic fields
Siegenthaler, Andjin, Niemantsverdriet, PRW, Laterveer, M and Heitkönig, IMA 2016, 'Aversive responses of captive sandbar sharks Carcharhinus plumbeus to strong magnetic fields' , Journal Of Fish Biology .
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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.
|Schools:||Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal Of Fish Biology|
|Depositing User:||Andjin Siegenthaler|
|Date Deposited:||28 Sep 2016 14:01|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2016 01:38|
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