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New article about a shark nursery zone

You can now read another article where AIMM was a collaborator in, this one about a shark nursery area in Sal Rei bay, on the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde.

Rosa, R., Nunes, E., Pissarra, V., Santos, C., Varela, J., Baptista, M., Castro, J., Paula, J. R., Repolho, T., Marques, T., Freitas, R., Santos, C. Evidence for the first multi-species shark nursery area in Atlantic Africa (Boa Vista Island, Cabo Verde). 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘡. π˜”π˜’π˜³. 𝘚𝘀π˜ͺ. 10:1077748. (2023).

This study describes the first potential multi-species shark nursery area in Atlantic Africa (Sal Rei Bay – SRB, Boa Vista Island, Cabo Verde). From August 2016 to September 2019, 6162 neonates and juveniles of 5 different shark species were observed in SRB using beach gillnet-based bycatch surveys, namely milk (Rhizoprionodon acutus; n= 4908), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini; n= 1035), blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus; n=115), Atlantic weasel (Paragaleus pectoralis; n= 93) and nurse (Ginglymostoma cirratum; n= 12) sharks.

Read the full article about the first shark nursery zone on the island of Boa Vista.

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