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, 89 (3) , pp. 1603-1611.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0022-1112
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Funders: Rotterdam Zoo
Depositing User: Andjin Siegenthaler
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 14:01
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 07:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39431

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