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Generating Biological and Ecological data relevant for Sustainable Use of Sharks and Rays
Generating Biological and Ecological data relevant for Sustainable Use of Sharks and Rays

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Understanding angelshark population genetics to help in its conservation.

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A partial angelshark braincase discovered in Belgium; source Frederik Mollen, Elasmobranch Research, Belgium

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HAMMERHEAD SHARK RESEARCH is a project that studies the unknown species of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna spp.) in the Canary Islands.

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First report of the marine leech Branchellion torpedinis made by scientists from ElasmoCan.

This parasite was observed preying on the angelshark (Squatina squatina) and the marbled electric ray (Torpedo marmorata)

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ANGELSHARK-ID is a project that monitors the angelshark (Squatina squatina) in the Canary Islands, employing foto-identification as a minimum invasive tool.

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First micropredator identified for the angel shark (Squatina squatina) in the Canary Islands, and observed during more than 8 years.

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Learn more about the different predators of the angel shark or monkfish (Squatina squatina) from the Canary Islands - ElasmoCan

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Research contributing to conservation
The members from ElasmoCan have undertaken different studies relevant to fundamental conservation aspects of the angel shark (Squatina squatina) in the Canary Islands.

Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), published a draft proposal to include 3 species of angelsharks in the Endangered Species Act of 1973 from the United States.

Read the contributions to this report of local knowledge about angel sharks (Squatina squatina) in the Canary Islands and research efforts from the members of ElasmoCan.

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In the Canary Islands, divers can easily encounter with angel sharks (Squatina squatina), which creates a special attraction in this activity to both locals and tourists. Even though, few people are familiar with specific aspects of its feeding, reproduction, behavior and habitat use. Follow below link if you would like to learn more about the hunting strategy of the angel sharks in a video.
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