Navigation Links
Negligible impact on public safety from shark cage diving operations
Date:7/15/2009

A study by five university researchersincluding four from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoaconcludes that existing shark cage diving enterprises in Hawai'i have a negligible effect on public safety.

The paper, "Seasonal cycles and long-term trends in abundance and species composition of sharks associated with cage diving ecotourism activities in Hawai'i," is authored by Carl G. Meyer, Jonathan J. Dale, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Nicholas M. Whitney and Kim N. Holland, and has been published in the online section of the Environmental Conservation journal.

Meyer, Dale, Papastamatiou and Holland are researchers with the UH Mānoa Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island, while Whitney works at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida.

The scientists collected and analyzed logbook data from two O'ahu shark cage diving operations from 2004-08 to obtain "useful insights into shark ecology or ecotourism impacts." Those impacts on public safety were deemed to be "negligible," due to factors such as remoteness of the sites, and conditioning stimuli that are specific to the tour operations and different from inshore recreational stimuli.

The study also notes that there has been "no increase in shark attacks on the north coast of O'ahu since cage diving started."


'/>"/>

Contact: Carl G. Meyer
carlm@hawaii.edu
808-236-7477
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach
2. New study ranks hotspots of human impact on coastal areas
3. Canadian researchers set to study impact of nanomaterials on aquatic ecosystems
4. Elsevier announces 2008 journal impact factor highlights
5. Impact Factor names Cell top research journal
6. Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression
7. UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogens impacts
8. A research work will be the reference to characterize the climatic impact of desert dust
9. Spring agricultural fires have large impact on melting Arctic
10. Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biologys impact on culture
11. Impact of floods on soils
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2015 At its 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical ... , the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics ... its Board.  Members of the ACMG Board of Directors ... and advancing its policies and programs. ACMG is the ... "It,s an eventful time in medical genetics and genomics.  ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... , Apr. 1, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... Wocket smart wallets is underway to early access pre-order ... group includes usage at retail outlets including Walmart, Target, ... Users report Wocket was accepted at all outlets and ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... NEW YORK , March 31, 2015   ... announced the launch of the Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER, ... data products tracking usage trends in the medical device ... monthly access to data including treatment volumes, market share, ... manage the pain associated with joint surgery. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 2American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 3American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 5American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 6American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 7American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 8NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 2NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 3NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 4Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 3
... When a foreign object such as a catheter enters the ... into a slick coating a biofilm that is ... cannot be defeated by a basic approach of conventional means. ... reveals the key players in the network and how they ...
... 2010 China PharmaHub Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... agreement to be a distributor for Integrated Biometrics ("IB"), ...  PharmaHub will have the exclusive distribution rights in China, ... to sell IB products to customers in the Pharmaceutical, ...
... soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the U.S. Army is exploring ... Current techniques for analyzing water in the field can take ... Lipkens of Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts and ... They are working on an alternative technology that uses sound ...
Cached Biology News:Research provides new leads in the case against drug-resistant biofilms 2China PharmaHub Signs Distribution Agreement with Integrated Biometrics 2China PharmaHub Signs Distribution Agreement with Integrated Biometrics 3
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 DryLet, LLC ... in applications such as animal waste reduction, bioremediation, ... reduction in wastewater treatment plants and restaurant kitchen ... at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) ... Austin, Texas. , The company will highlight three ...
(Date:4/27/2015)...  Together with its customers, Elekta raised EUR 30,575 ... Barcelona . The funds will be donated ... to improve cancer care, specifically radiation oncology care, around ... patient should be denied potentially life-saving treatment simply because ... hospitals and clinics around the world to take care ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... Arizona State University (ASU) have entered into an agreement ... , A memorandum of agreement signed by the universities ... learning, student success and other services particularly, though not ... , “We have complementary strengths and a similar set ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... of biosimilar therapeutics including high value and difficult to ... public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock ... share. Of the shares being offered, 2,610,000 are being ... being offered by existing stockholders. Pfenex will not receive ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DryLet to Showcase Multiple Products at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Trade Fair and Conference May 5-6 in Austin, Texas 2Elekta helps raise $33,000 to bring radiation treatment to developing countries 2Elekta helps raise $33,000 to bring radiation treatment to developing countries 3South Dakota Mines, Arizona State University Pave Way for Cooperative Research 2Pfenex Inc. Announces Pricing Of Follow-on Offering 2
... into the human brain to understand its functions in ... illness — has long been a challenge for researchers. ... and sensors that can damage tissue while only reading ... Jonathan Viventi , assistant professor at ...
... Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), a life ... it will host an Investor and Analyst Day at NASDAQ ... 2:00 to 5:00 pm ET. Key members of the company,s ... specifically focusing on the recent commercial launch of the MaterniT21 ...
... Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... TA-314, a phase 3 long-term safety and efficacy study ... erectile dysfunction (ED), was presented over the weekend at ... Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.  Andrew R. McCullough, MD, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Flexible Sensors Offer Unprecedented View of Brain Activity During Epileptic Seizures 2Flexible Sensors Offer Unprecedented View of Brain Activity During Epileptic Seizures 3Flexible Sensors Offer Unprecedented View of Brain Activity During Epileptic Seizures 4Sequenom to Host Analyst Day on Monday, November 14, 2011 215-Minute Data From Phase 3 Study of Avanafil Featured as a Late Breaking Abstract at SMSNA Annual Meeting 215-Minute Data From Phase 3 Study of Avanafil Featured as a Late Breaking Abstract at SMSNA Annual Meeting 315-Minute Data From Phase 3 Study of Avanafil Featured as a Late Breaking Abstract at SMSNA Annual Meeting 4
Each bottle contains: Bromophenol Blue 0.25% w/v , Xylene Cyanol FF 0.25%, Glycerol solution 30% w/v...
Ideally suited for resolving DNA and RNA 10-1000 bases especially PCR products ranging from 100-1000 bp. Gelling temp. (4%) 27C Melting temperature 65C. EEO: 0.10 Rnase/Dnase: none detected...
XEDAR Antibody...
Xanthine Oxidase (Bovine Buttermilk). Monospecific by IEP. Some cross reactivity with Xanthine Oxidase of other species and tissues may occur....
Biology Products: