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dc.contributor.authorFeldheim, Kevin Andrew
dc.contributor.authorGruber, Samuel H.
dc.contributor.authorDiBattista, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorBabcock, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorKessel, Steven T.
dc.contributor.authorHendry, Andrew P.
dc.contributor.authorPikitch, Ellen K.
dc.contributor.authorAshley, Mary V.
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Demian D F
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:36:53Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:36:53Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-09
dc.identifier.issn09621083
dc.identifier.pmid24192204
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/mec.12583
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563147
dc.description.abstractSharks are a globally threatened group of marine fishes that often breed in their natal region of origin. There has even been speculation that female sharks return to their exact birthplace to breed ('natal philopatry'), which would have important conservation implications. Genetic profiling of lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) from 20 consecutive cohorts (1993-2012) at Bimini, Bahamas, showed that certain females faithfully gave birth at this site for nearly two decades. At least six females born in the 1993-1997 cohorts returned to give birth 14-17 years later, providing the first direct evidence of natal philopatry in the chondrichthyans. Long-term fidelity to specific nursery sites coupled with natal philopatry highlights the merits of emerging spatial and local conservation efforts for these threatened predators. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program under grants OCE-0623283 to S. H. G. and K. A. F. and OCE 97-12793 to S. H. G. and M. V. A., by a grant to D. D. C. from The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Bimini Biological Field Station. Genetic data were collected in the Field Museum's Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution operated with support from the Pritzker Foundation. We thank Microwave Telemetry for donating a satellite tag to the project as well as The Moore Bahamas Foundation for supporting the surveying of potential lemon shark nursery areas at islands adjacent to Bimini. We are grateful to the numerous staff and volunteers that aided in field collections, especially the laboratory managers and principal investigators at the Bimini Biological Field Station over the period 1995-2012. We thank M. Braynen, Director of the Bahamas Department of Fisheries, for issuing a scientific permit in support of our research.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.subjectnatal philopatry
dc.subjectnursery habitat
dc.subjectshark conservation
dc.titleTwo decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.identifier.journalMolecular Ecology
dc.relation.referencesFeldheim, K. A., Gruber, S. H., DiBattista, J. D., Babcock, E. A., Kessel, S. A., Hendry, A. P., … Chapman, D. D. (2013). Data from: Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks (Version 1) [Data set]. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1q9r8
dc.relation.referencesDOI:10.5061/DRYAD.1Q9R8
dc.relation.referencesHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624165
dc.contributor.institutionPritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, United States
dc.contributor.institutionBimini Biological Field Station Foundation, Miami, FL 33176, United States
dc.contributor.institutionGreat Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
dc.contributor.institutionRedpath Museum and Department of Biology, McGill University, 859 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute for Ocean Conservation Science/School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000, United States
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60608, United States
kaust.personDiBattista, Joseph


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