New nursery area for white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

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Abstract

© 2019, Central Fisheries Research Inst. All rights reserved. The white shark is a worldwide protected species and nevertheless coastal nursery grounds and juvenile aggregation areas have been reported, the actual information about birth or nursery areas for this species is still lacking. So, is necessary to focus research effort to identify new aggregation site, especially for young stages. During 2015 to 2017 we obtained data of 12 neonates and juveniles around Isla Cedros, in the western coast of Baja California, Mexico suggesting this island as important nursery area for white sharks. This information will help in management plans for conservation in aggregation habitats of young white sharks.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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